YWAM in Kyiv began in 1993 with the arrival of a team of missionaries from New York City. Originally located on Rusanafka island, YWAM Kyiv’s office is now located on a beautiful river-side property on the outskirts of the city.


YWAM Kyiv will focus its ministry efforts on Kyiv, Ukraine and Eurasia. Our vision is for everyone to hear the gospel, for Christians to be empowered and mobilized into missions, and for those in need to be cared for.

As a community we desire to go deep in our personal relationships with God and each other, and wide in our work in Ukraine; influencing every sphere of society for God’s Kingdom.

We endeavour to go “deep” through practicing personal and corporate prayer, committing to unity among our ministries and schools, consistently developing our character, growing in love and transparency in our relationships with God and one another, and serving Ukraine above our own desires.

We practice going “wide” by evangelizing the people of Ukraine, equipping the saints for ministry, mobilizing people into missions and working to reform every sphere of society.


We have a diverse team from a number of backgrounds and nationalities. We are from Ukraine, Russia, the United States, Finland, India, Canada, Holland, Australia and Tajikistan.