Christian Ministry—Pastoring/Church Planting
Pastoring and/or Bible Teaching
Ovidiu Hanc is a New Testament lecturer at Emanuel University of Oradea and the pastor of Biruinta Baptist Church of Arad.
When did you trust Christ?
I decided to trust Jesus in August of 1993. On that day I realized my sin and my need for salvation.
What have been the defining moments of your Christian walk?
Besides the people that God has used to bless my life and spiritual growth, one of the defining moments of my life was God calling me to pastoral ministry. Following the call I studied theology at Emanuel University of Oradea, which was a source of many blessings. Besides the theological training and practical experience, I met my wife Emanuela at the university. God also opened the door to a pastoral ministry at Emanuel Baptist Church of Oradea where I became an intern pastor.
Why do you want to attend the Forum?
The European Leadership Forum has helped me to better understand the theological trends that are taking place in the world. It has given me the chance to meet and get to know many of the people whose books I have studied. The Forum is a source of knowledge for the work that I do in the New Testament department at Emanuel University. It was a blessing being at the Forum with speakers like D.A. Carson and Ravi Zacharius, who have had quite an impact on my life. The books available at the Forum are also an unbelievable gift! Bringing these books to the Fo¬rum at discounted prices is like, as they say in Romania, “Hot bread”- fresh, new, exciting, and tasty! The Forum has been a valuable resource for me in a tremendous way!
What is your ministry?
I am teaching New Testament Theology and Exegesis at Emanuel University of Oradea. I also serve as pastor of Biruinta Baptist Church of Arad. My pastoral ministry covers areas like training others for the ministry, mission, youth ministry, and family ministry. I am also part of a team that creates Bible studies for the churches in Romania.
What are your past leadership roles?
I was an Assistant Professor of New Testament at Emanuel University of Ordea, where I taught New Testament Survey, Theology, Exegesis, and Biblical Greek. I was also previously pastor of Golgotha Baptist Church.
Why should someone invest in your ministry?
I believe that God will use the investments that He has made in my life to equip others for the ministry.