Peter Mitskevitch New Baptist Rector

Seminary Developments in Moscow


M o s c o w - Rev. Peter Mitskevitch was unanimously elected Rector of the Moscow Theological Seminary (MTS) on June 13, 2007 by the Board of Trustees Executive Committee. The pastor of Golgotha Baptist Church and Senior Vice-President of the Russian Baptist Union, Rev. Mitskevitch is widely known in Russia for his pastoral leadership and Christian radio broadcasts.


The Moscow Theological Seminary and the Moscow Theological Institute merged this year to form a united pastoral training seminary. The seminary has 223 students and meets in five locations in Russia.


When asked what excited him about becoming the Rector Rev. Mitskevitch said, “I am excited about the great opportunity to serve my Lord and my nation Russia.  The people of Russia need the Lord.” A native Muscovite, Rev. Mitskevitch is married to Tatiana and they have five children.


Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of MTS

Moscow, 15 June 2007




Further information from the Department for External Church Relations:


The seminary’s four locations outside of Moscow are: Chelyabinsk (Ural), Kemerovo (Western Siberia), Chita (east of Baikal) and Nayabrsk (Northern Siberia). Of the seminary´s 223 students, 199 are studying by extensioin and are not full-time students on location at the Moscow seminary.


Founding Rector of Moscow Theological Seminary was Alexander Kozynko, following him as Interim Rectors were Yuri Chubienko and Alexander Mitrofanov. Most recent Rector of Moscow Theological Insitute was Vladimir Ryaguzov.


Dr. William Yoder

Department for External Church Relations, RUECB

Moscow, 15 June 2007


A press release of the Russian Union of Evangelical Christians-Baptists. May be published freely. Release #07-17.


Note from September 2021: Dr. Alexander Petrovich Kozynko died in Moscow on 6 August 2015. He had served as rector of Moscow Theological Seminary from 1993 until 2006.