FULL-TIME MISSIONARY IN PARIS
My name is Anatoliy Solodovnyk and I am a pastor-missionary.
I was born on 06/18/1985 in Dnipropetrovck region of Ukraine to a family of evangelical Christians. My father, third generation pastor, started planting a lot of churches when I was young, so I grew up in a pastor's family.
When I was 6 years old, I attended a big revival, there I was baptized with the Holy Spirit. Shortly after in 1997, I had my water baptism and by the end of that year I became a home group leader, that was a time of second wave revival in Ukraine.
The church consisted of 300 members in 1997 and grew to 2700 members by beginning 2000. Only just a year later in this ministry I became responsible for four home groups!
Between the ages of 13 to 22, I was ministering in the church as home group planter. At age 18 I was ordained as an elder of the church!
I graduated school in 2002 and continued my education at a University for Management and Business. I studied economics and successfully obtained my degree in 2007.
In 2006 I began to work at a bank as a manager of banking services and credit expert.
In 2008, God called me to serve as a missionary in Jerusalem House of Prayer for All Nations.
Between 2009 to 2011, I volunteered for JHOPFAN as a missionary-intercessor.
After that period of time, God sent me to Samara Russia, where I ministered to youth, assisted the bishor and helped the preachers. During this time, I traveled on missionary trips, sometimes with groups and other times alone. I went to a variety of places; Russia, India, Singapore, Finland, Norway, Moldova, Kazakhstan, sometimes even to large cities, towns and villages.
In April 2014, God had told me to go back to Ukraine! When I returned, I started ministering as a second pastor in a Pentecostal Church for about a year.
In 2015 on the convocation in Jerusalem I had received a word from God through several prophets – that God is sending me to Europe to several countries and first of them is France! At the end of 2015 I went to Germany where I met a family from Paris! This is when I was invited to minister there from 01.05. to 12.05. 2016.
I saw a big need among Russian speaking people, the work there was great! There were thousands of refugees and workers from Ukraine, Moldova, Russia and other former USSR countries.
After several confirmations from different sources, I decided to submit to the Lord and move to Paris in 2017.
On 05/20/2017 I was ordained for pastor ministry by a senior bishop of Ukrainian Church of Christians Evangelical Faith.
My responsibilities include, but are not limited to, ministering to the broken hearted, to the young generation, to people who have been lost in their failures! I aim to train and equip new believers and to release them to harvest!
I want to see built a big and powerful local church in Paris for Russian-speaking people and all other nations who God will call!
Become a Ministry Partner? My Thanksgiving and Prayer for you!
Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God. Whenever I pray, I make my requests for all of you with joy, for you have been my partners in spreading the Good News about Christ from the time you first heard it until now. And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns. (Philippians 1:3-6)