The First Russian Ukranian Baptist Church of Jax

The First Russian Ukranian Baptist Church of Jax

Who We Are

Russian-Ukrainian Baptist Church

Our Church began in early 1993 with about 35 members as a Slavic Mission with Lake Shore Baptist Church. Since then we have grown, but remain very close with Lake Shore Baptist Church, holding most of our services at their facility. Currently about 120 people, immigrants from various parts of the Former Soviet Union (including Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, and Kazahstan), attend our services
We have a Sanctuary choir that sings during the main Sunday service. Every second Sunday of each month we have a youth-oriented service. Our contemporary Christian band usually performs on significant Christian holidays. We have a Russian language class for children ages 7-14. Every June our church hosts a week-long vacation bible school for children. Older youths take camping trips every Summer. We have a choir for small children. Youth Bible study takes place every Monday. A Bible study-oriented service for all age groups takes place every Sunday morning and Friday night. We have Lord's Supper every first Sunday of each month.
Our church is affiliated with the Jacksonville Baptist Association, Florida Baptist Convention, and the Southern Baptist Convention.


Our Services

Service Times

  • 09:00am - Bible study, held in Education building of Lake shore baptst church on 2nd floor
  • 03:00pm - Main church service held in main sanctuaryu of Lake shore baptist church
  • 07:00pm - Friday Bible Study: 7:00-9:00 PM in Building A

What to Expect

What are services like?
Services are very similar to Baptist services held in a conservative Baptist church in Russia or Ukraine. Servies are helt in Russian language. Some hymns are sung in Ukrainian.

What if I'm not a Christian?
You are welcome to attend!


Anatoli Kadaev

Rev. Kadaev has been a preacher for more than 40 years. He served as a pastor of a large Baptist church in Kiev Ukraine. In early 1990's, he became the bishop (glavniy presviter) for Kiev region. In 1993 he and his family left Ukraine and settled in Jacksonville Florida where he helped to establish First Russian Baptist church of Jacksonville.

What Members Say

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  • Victor
    Well not know much about the church, but I want to volunteer to teach computers classes A+ and MSN fundamentals certification, I work in the business and notice America needs to catchup with the rest of the world. In return I want to learn how to speak Russian. Please contact me at [email protected] to set a meeting. Thank you in advance.
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