Major Religions

Pentecostalism is a Protestant religious trend which originated at the end of the 19th century. At the beginning of the 20th century, Pentecostalism came to the Russian Empire, and from there to Ukraine. Pentecostals were preceded by the communities of Molokans and Dukhobors, who prepared the ground for the spread of Pentecostalism. It was brought to western Ukraine by emigrants who returned from the USA. In 1920, the first organized communities appeared in northwestern Ukrainian Volyn, and in 1924, the first Convention of Christians of the Holy Pentecost was held in Kremenchuk, where a union of Pentecostal communities was formed, which union was headed by Ivan Herasevych.