Vol. 9, No. 1, Winter 2001, Covering the Former Soviet Union and Central and Eastern Europe
Peter Deyneka, Jr.: In Memoriam
Longtime missionary and mission advocate Peter Deyneka, Jr., was
diagnosed with lymphoma cancer at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, in late
June 2000, and died on 23 December 2000. His funeral on 12 January 2001
at College Church, Wheaton, IL, was attended by over 600 people. Dr.
Joseph Stowell, president of Moody Bible Institute, gave the eulogy,
which was accompanied by numerous tributes, including addresses by
Peter Konovalchik, Gregori Komendant, and Alexander Firisiuk, leaders
respectively of the Evangelical Christian-Baptist Churches of Russia,
Ukraine, and Byelorus.
Chronology of the Life of Peter Deyneka,
13 September 1931-23 December 2000
B.A., Wheaton College (1953)
M.Div., Northern Baptist Seminary (1957)
Slavic Gospel Association missionary in Alaska (1955-56, 1959-60);
Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Brazil, and Ecuador (1960-63); and South
Assistant Director (1966-74) and President (1975-91) of Slavic Gospel Association
Married Anita Jean Marson (1968)
Adopted Mark and Liliana from Manizales, Colombia (1986)
President of Peter Deyneka Russian Ministries (1991-2000)
Honorary Doctorate from Northern Baptist Seminary (1996)
Executive Committee of CoMission (1992-97) and Chairman of CoMission II (1997-2000)
Board of Directors of the Russian-American Christian University, St.
Petersburg Christian University, Odessa Theological Seminary, Media
Associates International, and Romanian Missionary Society
Author of The Most Important Book in the World and What Are People Striving For? (in Russian)
Coauthor with Anita Deyneka of A Song in Siberia, Christians in the Shadow of the Kremlin, and Peter Dynamite
"Peter Deyneka, Jr.: In Memoriam," East-West Church & Ministry Report 9 (Winter 2001), 4.
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