Oleg M. Tsymbalyuk

Adjunct Professor and Director of the Ukrainian Project

Dr. Oleg M. Tsymbalyuk is an ordained and licensed pastor with over 30 years of experience in practical ministry, particularly in personal mentoring, church planting, conflict resolution, cross-cultural ministry, and multi-denominational cooperation. Oleg has pursued advanced education and extensive training, focusing on practical theology, ecclesiology, and expository teaching.

His research interest is in the connection between the paradigm of interpretation and the epistemology of the biblical narrative, which suggests a concern with understanding how our assumptions and beliefs about the nature of reality shape our understanding of biblical texts. This kind of inquiry is especially important in the study of theology and biblical interpretation, as it can help us be more aware of our own biases and limitations as we seek to understand and apply the teachings of the Holy Bible.



“The church should take an active part in scholarly, social and socio-political life.” The European Journal of Theology. Vol. 29 № 2. Р. 103–108.

“Samuel Rolles Driver and his impact on the reformed view of the patriarch Jacob and the meaning of his name.” New College Notes. New College University of Oxford 2020. № 13.

“Rediscovering the ancient hermeneutic of Rebekah’s character.” HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies. 2020. Т. 76. № 1, a5526. (co-authored with Melnik V.)

“Restoring the ancient church hermeneutic of Jacob’s character.” Гілея. 2018. № 132. С. 215–219.

“The mindset of the patriarch Jacob and his antipode brother E Вісник Львівського університету.” Серія філос.-політолог. студії. 2020. Вип. 28. С. 83–89.

“A modern look at the ancient hermeneutics of the biblical Esau and Jacob.” Філософські обрії. 2020. № 43. С. 21–30.

Seedlings of the Word of God 2: A Guide to Sunday School and Bible Study. Rivne CPC (Ukraine). 1995.

Seedlings of the Word of God 1: A Guide to Sunday School and Bible Study. Kyiv MF (Ukraine). 1993.