Our PastorPastor Nicolas Onufriychuk
Nicolas Onufriychuk was born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine. He immigrated to the United States in 2000 with his wife, Galina and their three children. He earned a Bachelors of Theology and Christian Education degree at the Theological Institute of Moscow.
Pastor Onufriychuk founded the Herald of Joy Ministry in December 2008 along with several families in Syracuse, NY. Today its a growing ministry, making a difference in preaching the Gospel to nations around the world including Russia, Ukraine, and other Communist countries. Herald of Joy is also supporting the local Salvation Army, Teen Challenge, American Red Cross Natural Disaster Relief Team, as well as the local Christian Radio, the Mars Hill Network.
The ministry of PastorOnufriychuk began more than 25 years ago when he first dedicated his life to the Lord and commited his efforts to the preaching of God's Word. He began preaching at his local church in Chernivtsi, Ukraine at the age of 17. After completing the Theological Institude of Moscow, he was given the opportunity to teach several classes including a World Religons: Islam, New Testament Survey, and Christiology. In 1997, Nicolas became an associate of the International Bible Cassette Instiute during which he wrote lectures and seminars which in turn were read and recorded on cassettes. After immigrating to the United States, he ministered as a pastor at the First Ukrainian Pentecostal Church of Syracuse for 6 years beginning in 2001.
President Nicolas Onufriychuk is passionate about evangalism, reaching out the nations by preaching God's Word to the lost souls, edifying the body of Christ in the understanding of Scripture, and caring for the needs of the destitute.