Life Stories in Our Ministries

Dec 13, 2013

The Servant of All award for 2013 is an easy one for the leaders of International Teaching Ministry, Inc. The recipient is a faithful servant to ITM since the early '90s. He is Adrian Giorgiov, a man who has helped to establish ITM in Eastern Europe and now parts of Africa. He has been employed by ITM for over 20 plus years and is considered as the ITM European contact since graduating from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas in 2002.

Adrian is the director of the ITM Publishing House and president of ITM Romania Humanitarian Foundation, founder and coordinator of the ITM Pro Africa ministry.

As a young man, Adrian felt called to full-time ministry, but he made the final decision only several years later, at the age of 28. Until then, he served in the church as a layperson, singing and playing music, leading the Sunday school, the youth, as well as preaching and teaching.

In 1991, Adrian and Ruth moved to Budapest, Hungary, and they started their theological training at the Baptist Theological Academy in Budapest. Adrian graduated in 1995, and the same year they moved to Fort Worth, Texas, to continue his theological studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, under the aegis of International Teaching Ministry (ITM). Their two daughters were born during their time in Texas.

At the end of 1998, Adrian and his family moved to Oradea, Romania, to coordinate the work of ITM and also co-pastor First Baptist Church of Oradea. In 2002, he graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Ph.D. degree in Pastoral Theology.

Adrian is dean of the Bible Institute of Missions Oradea, dean of the Hungarian Baptist Theological Seminary in Oradea, and director of the Theology Department at Emanuel Baptist University of Oradea. He is also teaching in all three institutions.

Adrian has been working together with ITM for 20 years, since 1993. He is director of ITM Publishing House and president of ITM Romania Humanitarian Foundation, founder and coordinator of Pro Africa ministry.