Hleb is married to Sasha and has eight children. They lead a group of Slavic believers in Albufeira, Portugal.

Hleb’s ministry is connected with translation through Encouragement International Inc. and the Bible Mission. As a part of Encouragement Intl, He visits Slavic congregations in various European countries and offers translation to these congregations with high-quality Bible teaching. 

As a part of the Bible Mission, he connects ministries in the former Soviet Union with English-speaking groups and churches by translating all the communication that goes on between them. Hleb will be in  Tajikistan in April helping with a conference, as an administrator to the visiting speaker.

Finally, Hleb also has a significant translation ministry from English and Portuguese into the language they understand including the Slavic group at International Church of Algarve in Portugal. This ministry includes a Bible study for the Ukrainians and Belarusians.


  • Assimilation of Ukrainians and Russians to Portugal. These people are experiencing significant Portuguese prejudice.
  • Hleb is busy. Good time management for the family and the translation work/ministry.