Leonid is the leader of the Odessa branch of Jews for Jesus and a member of the CIS Jews for Jesus committee. He received Yeshua as his Lord and Savior in 1995 through the witness of his wife, Olga. In December 1995, he met Jews for Jesus and began volunteering with them. And in November 1996, he joined the staff as an outreach worker. Before leading the Odessa branch, Leonid led the branch in Kharkov. He has organized dozens of outreaches and campaigns in different countries: Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Moldova, Israel, and USA. Leonid is also the founder and head pastor of three Messianic Jewish congregations in Odessa.