Russian Actor Wants Help to Fulfill His Calling Offscreen

  • by Jennifer Abegg

A movie star wants to make God famous instead of himself.

Igor Petrusenko is an established Russian actor who has played in 12 Russian films, including Hothouse Effect, a film about homeless teens.

"Acting is a job, a job that I love," he says. "It's my favorite job. But it is only a job."

Igor set aside acting for a time so he could attend Cru's New Life Bible College in Moscow. He wants to learn how to become a better evangelist and be trained to be a pastor.

Although acting is a profession, serving God is a purpose, he says.

"Ministering to people from the Word of God is a calling in life," Igor says. "I went to the best schools to learn to do a job. Now I'm going to New Life Bible College to learn to fulfill a calling."