Gelu & Lydia Paul-Faina
Gelu and his children, Ioana and Jonathan, have been serving with BIG (Josiah Venture’s partner organization in Romania) since its beginning in early 2000. They joined the JV family in 2006. Gelu is the Strategic Coordinator and the President of Josiah Venture Romania (BIG or Churches with Global Impact). In this role, he heads two executive ministry teams. One of the teams brings together the networks BIG is empowering in Romania, such as the Youth Ministry Network, Senior Pastors’ Network, College Students’ Network, Women in Ministry Network, and a Network serving the Next Generation of Women. The other ministry team provides strategic services for Romanian leadership such as the BIG 5 School of Leadership, Global Leadership Summit, Crown-Financial Partnership, and Advanced Theological Seminars. They live in Timisoara, where Gelu is also serving as the Strategic Coordinator of Vox Domini Baptist Church.