Victor & Katya Zubarev

Victor & Katya Zubarev

Moscow, Russia

Victor and Katya Zubarev were married in 1996 when Victor was a youth pastor in Samara and studying at the medical university. Victor became an ENT doctor but left his medical career in 2002 to enter seminary.  He received his M.Div in 2005 from Samara Theological Seminary. Victor, Katya, and their children, Theodor and Tanya, moved to Moscow in 2009 and helped to plant a new church. He received an MA in Biblical Counseling from the Master’s University in 2015 and the same degree from the International Counseling Institute in Moscow. Victor is now a pastor at Russian Bible Church (RBC) in Moscow, where he preaches, counsels people, and trains new leaders for ministry. He and Katya celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary this past January with a vacation to Turkey where they enjoyed a rest from their routine duties.

Victor is working to train new leaders to join the RBC pastoral team, prepare leaders for new churches being launched in 2022, and strengthen and prepare fellow teachers in the counseling class to take his place in the future. Russian Bible Church spearheads Ecclesia, a movement of biblically-driven churches in Moscow and Russia. Churches in Moscow are developing friendships and opening up to the idea of planting new churches and revitalizing existing ones.  At the end of March, Victor will preach at the pastor’s conference in Ural on the topic of the revitalization of existing churches.   Theodor, their son, is in his first year of study at the financial university. He likes it and says that he wants to start a business in the future. Tanya is homeschooled, in the 8th grade, and enjoys drawing.

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