Argyris Petrou is a pastor, author, and national evangelical leader as well as a faculty member at the Greek Bible Institute in Athens. He describes himself simply as a missionary whose calling is writing in order to make God’s Word accessible in various situations.
When did you trust Christ?
I repented of my sins and came to Christ as a young boy. I heard the teaching of Jesus in an evangelistic meeting and asked Christ into my heart.
What have been the defining moments of your Christian walk?
My third son had open-heart surgery on his first birthday, and this was a very scary time for our family. But Christ was there and He watched over us. More recently, I was thought to have lymphoma. This was another very scary time, but Christ was with me then as well.
Why do you want to attend the Forum?
The Forum is a blessing, a time of refreshment and inspiration, not only because of the excellent content but because I am spiritually challenged. I also contact other people in ministry, and I can call them in to help me and network with them.
What is your ministry?
I am a teacher in the Greek Bible Institute, where I teach the New Testament, theology, evangelism, and apologetics. I am also a pastor as well as the president of the Greek Evangelical Alliance, and I speak in various locations to many different kinds of people. In addition, I write a lot – more than 150 magazine articles as well as four books.
Why should someone invest in your ministry?
As I said, Greece needs spiritual revival, and many young people are not talking about their faith. We need to train young people in God’s Word at the Greek Bible Institute so they will be better able to influence Greek society for Christ.