Vitalii and Liudmyla Mariash

Vitalii and Liudmyla Mariash

Vitalii is the academic dean of Kyiv Theological Seminary, and is co-pastor of his church in Kyiv. He is married to Liudmyla and they have two children, Marianna and Mark.

Vitalii was converted while studying the Gospel of John with a group of Christians when he was twenty-four. He began attending and participating in the life and ministry of the First Baptist Church in Ternopil, and gradually became involved in the church’s outreach programme and its preaching and teaching ministry.

In 2002 he came to study with EMF. He then spent two further years at London Theological Seminary. He joined EMF as a missionary in 2005.

Returning to Ukraine, Vitalii became an assistant to the pastor in Ternopil. He was an elder of the church from 2009. In 2013 he moved to Kyiv to become assistant academic dean of Kyiv Theological Seminary, and in 2015 moved up to become its academic dean. The Seminary prepares Christians for the different ministries in the churches and for addressing Ukrainian society.

In 2021 Vitalii was ordained as a co-pastor of the church he is attending in Kyiv. He leads a evangelistic Bible study group in his home and monthly study groups for deacons and preachers.

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Ukraine Update 17th June 2022

June 17, 2022
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Vitalii Mariash, Academic Dean of Kyiv Theolgical Seminary and EMF Missionary, describes the situation in Kyiv, including the work being done by their church with refugees, and also his possible call up to military service.
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Ukraine Update 19th May 2022

May 19, 2022
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Vitalii Mariash, EMF missionary based normally in Kyiv but now in Chernivtsi, and Gennadiy Prosjanko, based near Dnipro, share a brief update and prayer requests from Ukraine.
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Ukraine update 28th April 2022

April 29, 2022
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4 Christians on the front line of supporting refugees and displaces people in Ukraine describe the recent situation, from their perspective
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EMF Webinar: UKRAINE: 46 Days of Human Suffering and God's Sovereignty

April 11, 2022
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Hearing the testimonies of EMF missionaries and fellow workers on the front line caring for refugees in Ukraine, Moldova, Poland and Romania.
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News from Vitalii & Liuda Mariash in Ukraine

March 5, 2022
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Vitalii & Liuda Mariash, EMF Missionaries in Ukraine, talk to Martin Tatham about their situation in Ukraine, their support for refugees, and how we can pray for them.
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Meet our Missionaries

September 1, 2021
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Brief introduction to Vitalii & Liudmyla Mariash who are EMF missionaries in Kyiv, Ukraine. Vitalii is the Academic Dean at Kyiv Theological Institute, and also one of the pastors at an evangelical church in Kyiv. He's married to Liudmyla, and they have 2 children, Mariane and Mark.
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EMF Online Conference 2020: The Message and the Medium

November 21, 2020
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Sharing the Gospel in an online world
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