Christian Ministry—Pastoring/Church Planting
Vasilica Croitor is the senior pastor of Bethlehem Church and the secretary of the Romanian Foreign Mission Agency.
When did you trust Christ?
I got saved in 1990 while in my hometown. I was impacted by the Gospel through my family and the youth group at our church.
What have been the defining moments of your Christian walk?
In 1991 I joined a team of young evangelists and started doing street evangelism. Next I attended a Bible school that was very much oriented towards practical evangelistic activities. From 1993-1997 I studied theology in Bucharest and became friends with a teacher of missions who influenced my life in many ways. In 1996 I took an intensive course in Islam and since then I started to work in the area of Romania that has many Muslims. Since 1997 I have served as the pastor of a church in a town that is the headquarters of Islam for Romania.
Why do you want to attend the Forum?
I believe that the resources offered by the Forum are very necessary for helping to meet the needs that European churches are facing.
What is your ministry?
I am the senior pastor of Bethlehem Church in the city of Medgidia, a city with a large Muslim population. I am the overseer for the Southeastern Region of the Pentecostal Church of Romania. I am the secretary of the Romanian Foreign Mission Agency. We have 60+ full time missionaries in other countries. I oversee the Pentecostal Churches in the Southeast of Romania.
What are your past leadership roles?
I was the founder and the director of a Christian Library in my home town. I started a publishing and printing ministry.
Why should someone invest in your ministry?
We are developing a plan to plant 100 new churches in our country. We need all the help we can get in this endeavor.