Evangelical Baptist Union of Ukraine

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All-Ukrainian Union of Churches of Evangelical Christian Baptists (AUC ECB)
Classification Protestant
Theology Evangelical Baptist
Governance Congregational
Associations European Baptist Federation Baptist World Alliance
Region Ukraine Ukraine
Origin 11 February 1994
Congregations 2,800
Members c. 300,000
Official website Evangelical Baptist Union of Ukraine Website

Evangelical Baptist Union of Ukraine aka All-Ukrainian Union of Churches of Evangelical Christian Baptists (AUC ECB); Ukrainian: Всеукраїнський союз церков євангельських християн-баптистів (ВСЦ ЕХБ); Russian: Всеукраинский союз церквей евангельских христиан-баптистов (ВСЦ ЕХБ) is a union of Baptists in Ukraine. It is the largest protestant union in Ukraine.

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Evangelical Christian Baptist Church in Vinnitsa, Ukraine.

The union was established in 1994 at the 22nd Convention of the ECB of Ukraine. Today, it includes 3 seminaries, 2 universities and 15 Bible colleges, and is estimated to have 150,000 believers, and about 300,000 people that attend church services in more than 2,800 churches, with 3,160 clergy members. The union is engaged in publishing activity and has an extended mass media network. The AUС EСB is governed by a council composed of senior presbyters (bishops) of regional associations headed by the president of the council. In 1990–2006 the council was headed by Hryhorii Komendant. From May 2006 it has been headed by Viacheslav Nesteruk. The union closely cooperates with Ukrainian Baptists in the diaspora. The AUС EСB is a member of the European Baptist Federation and the Baptist World Alliance.[citation needed]

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