SISTER CHURCH (KREMENCHUK UKRAINE)
Spring of Life is our sister church in Kremenchuk, Ukraine. In the 1990's it was a "house" church of about a dozen people; now it has an attendance of over 265 and at least 12 daughter churches. First Baptist Church has sent a number of mission teams to Spring of Life to conduct Day Camps (Vacation Bible School) and to repair a building.
The Seminary is attached to the church and Pastor Alex Zigalenko was both pastor of the church and director of the Seminary. Ivan Ovcharenko is now the director of the Seminary and a pastor of the church.
READ Ministries also grew out of this relationship with a number of men taking the lead to supply machines and materials so a Christian printing operation could take place in Ukraine.
Spring of Life has supported First Baptist Church with much prayer and encouragement for us.