Ukrainian Baptist Heritage Centre

The UKRAINIAN BAPTIST HERITAGE CENTRE website was launched on December 15, 2010 and dedicated to Peter's parents, Rev. Stefan and Magdalena Tymciw, commemorating their many years of ministry among Ukrainian Baptists in Germany and Canada and also remembering many other Ukrainian Baptist
ministers, writers, poets, composers and their families for their many years of faithful ministry and service among Ukrainian Baptists in North America.

Your financial support will allow Peter Tymciw to expand his website, continue his research and interviews, and write articles and e-books documenting and preserving the Ukrainian Baptist history in the English language.  There are also many projects of selective Ukrainian Baptist historical works he would like to see translated into the English language.  The first UBHC Bulletin [electronic pdf format] will soon be published in the English language including many historical pictures and articles. 

After suffering a massive pulmonary embolism in early September 2015, during his 55th birthday weekend and being hospitalized for 11 days, Peter is thankful to God to still be alive and has made several life changes that have allowed him to start writing full-time in September 2018.   His UBHC website, articles and e-books have blessed many people during the past 10 years and Peter wants to continue to bless as many families as he can who had roots in the Ukrainian Baptist Church.  Your financial support for the remaining months of 2019 will allow Peter to continue this important work for posterity .  A new fundraising amount will be set in January 2020 for the upcoming year.

Your support is greatly appreciated!

Please visit our UBHC website  to learn more about Ukrainian Baptist history.


The UBHC is a personal ministry of PETER TYMCIW MINISTRIES   celebrating its 25th Anniversary [1994-2019] .

                                                             Toronto Ukrainian Evangelical Baptist Church
                                               25th Anniversary 1950-1975 - Picture taken by Edward Siery

FRONT  ROW - Stephen Zubilewich, Michael Szczerbiak, Rev. Stefan Tymciw [minister from 1984-1998], Rev. Dr. John Kovalchuk, Peter Lubinsky, Rev. Dr. Constantine Kostiw [minister from 1977-1978], Paul Hnidec, Rev. Elijah Kubryn [minister from 1950-1951], Rev. Jack Shakotko [minister from 1972-1976], Rev. Zachar Reczun-Panko [minister from 1952-1971], Theodore Lucyk [interim minister1971-1972], Wasyl Siery, Andrew Tesluk, Serge Bychkowski, Paul Osypowich, Walter Ostapchuk.

SECOND ROW - Eugene Kucenko [first from the right], Rev. Dr. Mykola Brych [second from the right], Rev. John Dumych [third from the right],

THIRD ROW - Bohdan Slobodian [OCELA Ukrainian Bible Camp Director 1972-1996, fourth from the right, behind Rev. John Dumych]
Of this group of 20 ministers and church leaders, whose names are noted above in the front and second rows, Rev. Elijah Kubryn was the first to be called home to Heaven on February 25, 1980.  Rev. Dr. John Kovalchuk, was the last to be called home to Heaven, on December 19, 2017.

Peter Tymciw [back row, top left corner, age 14], Walter Kohut [centre, third row from back]  

There were 180 people in this picture taken in 1975, including 20 visitors from other Ukrainian Baptist Churches.  

Please feel free to contact Peter Tymciw for more information at

41603866_1567650070575240_r.jpeg       A special 59th birthday present from my daughter, Larissa. Wed Sept 4, 2019. May we never forget our Ukrainian Baptist Heritage and may we also take the time to write out and leave behind a record of our family history for our children and their children, if God blesses! TGBTG!


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Peter Tymciw 
Elliot Lake, ON
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