Jaroslaw Lukasik was born in Eastern Poland. In 1989, at the age of 17, the Lord called him to preach the Gospel in the Soviet Union. After graduating from Warsaw University, Jaroslaw moved to Belarus where he founded John the Baptist Church in Minsk and initiated a number of ministries, mainly aimed at evangelizing young intellectuals and spreading the Christian worldview in various spheres of society. In 2007, after 14 years of living in Belarus, Jaroslaw was accused by the neo-communist regime of being a national security threat and was deported. In 2008, together with his wife Natalia and four children, he moved to Kyiv, Ukraine, where he has lived ever since. In 2011, Jaroslaw began the Eastern European Leadership Forum. In 2016-17 he was invited to join the Central Steering Committee of the 500th Anniversary of Reformation in Ukraine. Together with the team of Eastern European Reformation, he carried out many different projects (media, educational, evangelization etc.) within the program Reformation 500. Since 2020, Jaroslaw serves as the director of the Christian Open Academy, which is focused on training and equipping Christian ministers for the Public Square in Ukraine. Since 2012, he has served as a member of the Steering Committee of the European Leadership Forum. Since 2013 Jaroslaw has been the president of the Eastern European Reformation Foundation. When the war started in Ukraine Jaroslaw opened an office in Lublin, Eastern Poland and started to organize humanitarian aid for Ukraine and Ukrainian refugees in Poland.