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Stefanos Mihalios, PhD
Born in Chicago and raised in Greece, I came to know the Lord at the age of 19. Gradually, I developed a passion for serving God through my participation in Christian youth programs, evangelistic outreaches and short-term missions trips in the Balkans and Middle East. A growing hunger for knowing God led me to discontinue my career as a computer technician and attend the Greek Bible College in 1996. During my studies at the Greek Bible College, I got married to Manon and served as the youth pastor at our home church in Greece.
After completing college, and serving for one year in Greece, I continued my studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where I studied the New Testament (MA and ThM). By God’s leading and grace, I was accepted at Wheaton College, where I completed my PhD in Biblical Theology-New Testament (2009). My dissertation was recently published by T & T Clack (Continuum). During my studies in Chicago, I helped establish and served as the pastor of the Greek Community Church.
I am grateful to the Lord for these experiences, which are sure to become invaluable for the ministry in Greece. My greatest joy is to watch people grow in their walk with God, and my passion is to see the gospel spread through the establishment of new churches.
Born in Indonesia and raised in Greece, I grew up as the missionary child of Costas and Alky Macris. I received Christ as my Savior at the age of 4 and committed my life to serve God at the age of 11. I am greatly indebted to my parents for my spiritual growth, as well as to Hellenic Ministries for my involvement in ministry from a young age.
Having a deep desire to serve God, and after graduating from high school, I attended the Greek Bible College in 1996. I married Stefanos during college, and together we dedicated our lives to serving God in a full-time capacity. My passion for evangelism and mercy has led me to several opportunities in sharing the gospel with others and has given me the added joy of seeing some of them accept Christ.
While in the States, I worked to support my husband during his studies. I had the opportunity to work as an early childhood teacher, as a processor at an insurance company, and as a research account specialist at a private investigation company. I also had the privilege to be a part of the Greek Community Church plant.
What gives wind to my wings is seeing others coming to a saving knowledge of Christ and playing a part in their growth.