Edward grew up under the spiritual leadership of Bishop Nikolai Zalutsky in Pskov, Russia. He attended the Pskov Bible College under the leadership of Norm and Connie Flagg. He graduated in 1994.
Edward believed then that God had a calling on his life to serve in missions “Here am I, send me” (Isaiah 6:8) has been his guiding word from God. So he started by serving the Lord in youth ministry at the church and later became the director of the Pskov Bible College. In 2006 the Lord called him to serve as the Administrator for the Russian Union of Evangelical Churches and later to become the pastor for the Chinese churches in Moscow.
Edward Ananev Ph.D. is now serving as Director of Foundation for Missions in Moscow, Russia, where he lives with his wife Julia.
Edward is also the author of five scientific publications and two books; “Social Service of Russian Protestants” and “ Church and Society.”
Please pray for him as he develops the program and vision for Foundation for Missions in Russia.
He has two daughters; Angelika and Liana.
Church and Media by Edward Ananyev
The book is a practical tool to help build relationships between the church and the media. It is an especially helpful tool for Russian Protestant Pastors.
There are complicated relations between the political society and the church. Many politicians regard the Protestant Church as an American sect, and the media makes false reports about in this regard.