Moscow Theological Seminary President
A Legacy of Leadership
Russia has changed a lot since Peter Mitskevich’s grandfather, Arthur, established correspondent Bible courses in the Soviet era amidst communist persecution and spent more than 10 years in prison for his Christian faith. Peter’s father, Valter, was fired from his job as a dentist after committing his life to the Lord and went on to serve as academic dean of this early Bible school. Yet during this emergence from nearly a century of secularized culture, the need for trained Christian leaders in Russia is greater than ever. After having worked as a medical doctor, teacher, academic dean and ordained pastor, Peter became president of Moscow Theological Seminary (MTS) in 2007. With a master’s of theology from Dallas Theological Seminary and a long history of Christian ministry, he’s flourished in this role. Peter has brought a calm spirit, godly vision and fierce passion for training Christian leaders to MTS.
Peter leads professors and students in establishing a new legacy of trained church leaders previously unseen in Russia. He says,“It’s exciting to serve and equip the next generation of church leaders for the 21st century.” MTS is truly grateful to have such a competent, passionate leader with a long legacy of impacting Russia with the gospel. Read more about Peter Mitskevich in Insight for Living
Peter is available to speak to men’s, women’s or missions ministry gatherings as well as to civic groups and schools. Possible topics include:
- Current challenges and opportunities for ministry in Russia
- Media/internet influence on Russian culture and Christian ministry
- 20 years after Perestroika: Life in Russia today