Christian Ministry—Pastoring/Church Planting
Pastoring and/or Bible Teaching
Emmanouil Tzamtzis is the Executive Secretary of the Fellowship of Evangelical Churches in Greece.
When did you trust Christ?
By the grace of God, I was born in a Christian family in Kavala (ancient Neapolis). I was brought up in the local church listening to the word of God. When I was around six-years-old, my sister challenged me with the Gospel. Two years later, I closed the door of my room, knelt down and prayed, asking Jesus into my life. I remember filling with joy and professing faith a few days later at a youth conference. I was eight-years-old. At the age of 14, during another church conference, I also recall the need I felt to give up everything and dedicate my whole life to God. That was another signpost in my spiritual life.
What have been the defining moments of your Christian walk?
He, in His providence, brought people into my life who stamped my life with Him. One particular group of missionaries regularly visited my city and cultivated within me the value of mission and the spread of the message of God’s grace. Other brothers stood for me as a spiritual parents and shepherded me in my path of God. The example of my parents, who for 15 years served my grandmother in my home, was another great influence on me. They showed me how to serve the needs of others and how God can transform this into a blessing for His glory.
Why do you want to attend the Forum?
Being at the Forum is so helpful for me because I learn and will continue to learn how to be a suffering leader, a persevering leader, a reconciling leader, and a wounded leader. It is an opportunity to grow an learn more about discipleship, as I strongly believe in multiplying the church in this way and I see the value of it in our context.
What is your ministry?
At the moment I am working for the Fellowship of Evangelical Churches in Greece, which is a fellowship of 9 churches, as Executive Secretary. Furthermore, I am serving Maroussi Church as the secretary of the elders council. I am also involved in the preaching team of my church.
What are your past leadership roles?
From the early years of my studies, I have been actively involved in student ministry as a member of the student council of the Association of Christian Evangelical Students (ETHOS-SXEF/IFES GREECE). In this ministry I remained active for three years and through that I realized the depth of God’s Word and its impact on my life.
Why should someone invest in your ministry?
My role in my ministry could be important for the future of the church in Greece. My role in the Fellowship of Evangelical Churches in Greece as Executive Secretary is important and challenging for the effort of homogenization of the churches, rebuilding where it is necessary, and the implementation of the mission of our fellowship. I feel that I need networking, mentoring, and to be equipped for that role to accomplish the mission that God has given to me.