The First Ukrainian Evangelical Baptist
Church makes it home in the former Park Baptist Church,
located on Highway 100 across from Brookside School. The
address of the building is variously listed as 4097 Vernon
Ave. and 5450 W. 41st St.
The church came to the Park from Monroe Street in
Minneapolis in November 1996, led by its pastor, Rev. Urii
Maruschak. Rev. Maruschak is a native of China and speaks
five languages, including Chinese, Ukrainian, Russian, and
English. Services are conducted in Ukrainian. The
approximately 115 members are about 90 percent Ukrainian and
10 percent Russian, with some Moldavian members as well.
About 50 percent of the members are senior citizens, but it
is an active congregation for its size. There is no paid
office staff, but messages can be left on 952-432-3939.
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