News from UPF

UBTS Develops Young Leaders for Ukraine’s Churches and Communities

God is doing a mighty work in and through the Ukrainian Baptist Theological Seminary (UBTS)! With the vision and commitment of its dedicated leadership team and faculty – and the support of faithful donors – a new generation of Godly leaders…

The Inspiring History of God’s Providence at UBTS

UBTS opened in 2002 in the city of Boryslav in Western Ukraine. The Seminary offered a Bachelor of Pastoral Studies degree initially and added training in Christian Education, Music, and Choir. It also offered a Master of Divinity degree that…

UPF Welcomes New Board Member

The UPF Board of Directors is pleased to welcome a new member, Daniel J. Palmer. He is the Lead Pastor for North Roanoke Baptist Church in Roanoke, Virginia. A graduate of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and Virginia Polytechnic…

New Classrooms Ready – Just in Time!

It would have been nearly impossible for UBTS to meet the social distancing requirements for in-person classes if the new Academic Building had not been available. Praise God for His perfect timing! UBTS first envisioned expanding its academic…

Progress on the New Academic Building Continues

Amazing! That’s the word UBTS supporters are using to describe the progress that’s been made in recent months on the new academic building. Improvements to date include: • Addition of two floors and a full basement to the original two-story…

UBTS Prepares for In-Person Classes

The Ukrainian government has instituted a Color-Code Program for cities and regions to indicate specific protocols for Covid-19 prevention. Codes vary from Red (most restrictive), to Orange, Yellow, and Green (least restrictive). The government…
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UPF Board President Reflects on Recent Trip to UBTS

UPF Board President Joe Privott recently returned from a trip to Ukraine where he visited the Ukrainian Baptist Theological Seminary (UBTS) and conferred with educators and leaders there. “I am truly in awe of what God is doing at UBTS,”…
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UPF Welcomes Two New Board Members

As UPF expands its efforts to reach and cultivate broader support for UBTS, we are pleased to welcome two new board members. Scott E. Reed is the former Senior Executive Vice President and CFO of BB&T Corporation, one of nation’s premier…