Meet Our Elders
My name is George Serban, I am the coordinating pastor of Hope Church in Draganesti-Olt. Daniela and I are married and have two children together, Sarah and Lydia. In 1998, God made me understand that I am a sinner and I need forgiveness and His love in my life. Shortly after conversion, I was attracted to Christian ministry. I studied at Bible College, Hope for the Future, and in 2005 I joined EHIP Missionary River, helping to plant churches in the villages of Olt county, especially in Stoienesti.
I am currently coordinating the mission team at the regional level and am involved in discipleship and ministry along with other ministers.
Role: Coordinating pastor, Coordinator of the Stoenesti mission base.
Phone number: +4/076 169 8133
My name is Raul Costea and I am coordinating the mission department of Hope Church. Ana Costea and I are married with three children: Samuel, Jonathan, and Veronica. God has allowed me to understand His love for me and to receive it in my life. In 1995, God called me to work as a missionary for His kingdom.
I studied at Bethany Bible College in Sibiu for 4 years, from 1995 until 1998, where I also worked with a team from the church in a neighborhood of Alba. In 1998, I moved to serve in Olt county, more specifically the village of Perieti with Grace Church in Slatina. In 2003, together with the Hope Church mission team, I planted a church in the city of Draganesti-Olt. At the present, the mission and activities of the church coordinate with other ministries all around southern Romania and even across Europe.
Role: Missions Pastor, coordinator of the Craiova mission base
Phone number: +4/024 946 6810, +4/074 047 8470
My name is Daniel Opris, I am married to Lidia and I joined the missionaries led by Raul Costea and helped with the church planting around this city. By God's grace, I was involved in the the activities of the ministry, learning, and discipleship. In 2011, I was ordained as a pastor and am now the assistant pastor at Hope Church.
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Role: Assistant Pastor, Church Treasurer
Phone number: +4/076 799 9895
My name is Octavian Berechet, I am married to Nicoleta Berechet and we have two daughters, Damaris and Ana Maria. I am a missionary in a village of South Oltenia called Maruntei, a village with approximately 2000 residents where there is no Evangelical Church. Together with my wife, we want to spread the Gospel and plant a Church for enlarging God's Kingdom. We want to impact this village. The way we do that is to help people in this village with their spiritual and material needs.
Role: Member of the Hope Church Committee, coordinator of the Maruntei mission base.
Phone number: +4/0763 177 590
My name is Daniel Serbanescu, I am married to Mihaela and together, we have 5 children. Together, we serve in the community of Daneasa. 18 years ago, I came to know God through a dream that I had one night. Following this dream, my heart was full of lack of assurance and fear as to where my eternal destiny would be. Two years ago, through an invitation from a missionary from Hope Church in Draganesti-Olt and during the time that we were searching for a place to serve, we understand that God had a plan for us in Oltenia. Presently, we serve with a local team in Daneasa to plant a church.
Role: Member of the Hope Church Committee, Missionary in Daneasa.
Phone number: +4/076 585 0803
I am Alexe Costea and I was born in Alba Iulia on 25th of October, 1981. I grew up and I spent my teenage years in Alba Iulia. I met Jesus and I asked Him to be my Savior and Lord when I was 20. I understood that I desperately need salvation and to worship God. My wife and I were lead to Comani (a district of Draganesti) through God’s will in order to build a Church there. God gave us a new vision for Comani.
Role: Member of the Hope Church Committee, Missionary in Comani, church founder and coordonator of the missionary team.
Phone number: +40743 119 025