What is your ministry?
My main work outside the church is being the lead dentist for Hellenic Ministries, a Greek missionary organization. Together with other dentists, I treat many refugees and immigrants while trying to show Christ to them. Within the church context, I have been appointed as the leader my church’s youth group and Bible study. I also have the chance to preach in different small churches in and out of Athens.
When did you trust Christ?
Both of my parents grew up Greek Orthodox, but later became Evangelical Christians. I was raised in a protestant church and received the Lord around the age of 12, a few days after hearing a Sunday evening sermon. However, not having many young believers around me, I had many ups and downs in my walk with the Lord. After finishing high school, I went abroad to study in Prague, Czech Republic. The Lord was gracious and through the constant prayers of my family and the amazing fellowship of Christians from the International Baptist Church of Prague (IBCP), God brought me back to Himself and taught me many precious lessons.
What have been the defining moments of your Christian walk?
During my studies abroad, the Lord permitted some difficult situations to show me that indeed He is close to those who are of a broken heart and a contrite spirit. During that period, I really learned to love the Bible and I read three books that really impacted me: Hunger for Reality by G. Verwer, How to Pray by R. A. Torrey, and Hudson Taylor's Spiritual Secret. I also owe a lot to my physical father for motivating many people in Greece to pray for my walk with God! Another defining moment for me was when I was moved to fast and pray for a friend of mine.
What do you hope to gain from participating?
I would like to grow personally in time-management, finding a better balance between family and ministry, especially as I am going to be a father soon. On the other hand, I would like to be more strategic in my actions as I realise my time in this earth is limited. Team-building, disciple-making and perhaps accountability are some other areas where I need to grow as well.
What is your leadership role or what were your past leadership roles?
In my church context, I am an elder, I co-lead the youth group and occasionally teach or preach at the church. For the last 3 years I have been the youngest board member in the executive committee of my network of churches and in Hellenic Ministries, a missionary organization with which I work with, I have just been promoted to be the medical coordinator due to my background in the medical field.
Why should someone invest in your ministry?
I love my people. I want serve them and above all see them come to Christ.