Vladimir lives in Zaporozhye, Ukraine. He and his late wife, Inga, have two adult children. Together, he and Inga became Christians in Soviet times and were baptized in 1983.
In 1992 Vladimir was appointed and later ordained, to pastoral ministry in a Baptist church in Zaporozhye. In 2001 he became a full-time teacher of Systematic Theology at Zaporozhye Bible College and Seminary (ZBCS). He has been President of ZBCS since May 2006.
Vladimir is a graduate of Zaporozhye Bible College, Ukraine (BA), Columbia International University, SC (MA in Bible), and Summit University (Baptist Bible Seminary), PA (D.Min). He is also on the board of the Euro-Asian Accrediting Association of Evangelical Schools (EAAA).