championing

the mission

in europe

Europe is now the least evangelized continent on earth. It’s estimated that fewer than 2.5% of the population are Bible-believing Christians. The outward marks of established Christian traditions hide the fact that so many need to hear the gospel of grace.

News updates

New EMF Booklet

Across Europe

July 2019

Full article

Be Partners in the Gospel

A short booklet describing the urgent need of the gospel in Europe, EMF's vision and approach, and the all-important partnership needed between UK churches and the missionaries in Europe.

Baptismal service in Zywiec, Poland

Zywiec, Poland

End of August 2019

Dawid and Agnieszka
Kozioł
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A baptismal service is due to take place at the end of August in the church in Zywiec. Two men are due to be baptised. EMF missionaries Dawid & Agnieszka Koziol have asked for prayer for this special service.

Baptismal Service in Bela Planka, Serbia

Bela Planka, Serbia

18th August 2019

Emanuel and Jelena
Ralevic
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Five people will be baptised on the 18th of August 2019 in the church in Bela Planka, a small town 45km south of Niš, Serbia. EMF missionaries Emanuel & Jelena Ralevič have asked for prayer. We give thanks for this special occasion, please pray for preparation, and for those who will be attending.

'Through the Roof' Christian disability charity event in Ternopil, Ukraine

Ternopil, Ukraine

6th to 13th Aug 2019

Volodymyr and Oksana
Kostyshyn
Full article

The Christian disability charity 'Through the Roof' are sending a team from the UK to lead seminars and workshops on disability in Ternopil, Ukraine. The aim is to give a Christian perspective on matters relating to disability. The event is being organised and promoted by three local evangelical churches working together. EMF missionaries, Volodia & Oksana Kostyshyn, have asked for prayer for this event.

EMF Go Europe in Almunecar, Spain

Almunecar, Spain

3rd to 10th August 2019

Manuel and Alba López
Franco
Full article

An EMF Go Europe Team will be serving alongside Manuel & Alba Lopez Franco and the church in Almunecar. Pray for the Go Europe Team, for safety, team unity, and many good opportunities to share the Gospel in sports outreach, holiday Bible club and open-air evangelism.

Field visit to Southern Italy and Sicily

Santa Elisabetta, Ribera, Peschici

3rd to 12th August 2019

Full article

Gerry & Ruth Brienza will be visiting Vito & Erminia Tangorra, Pietro & Teresa Lorefice and Antonio & Anna de Noia, EMF missionaries in Italy. Pray for them as they prepare for this field visit and for good fellowship, encouragements and blessings in Gospel work.

Summer Children's camps

Many locations across Europe

Summer 2019

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Summer camps is a major activity for many of our supported churches and missionaries across Europe, and represent a great gospel opportunity. Please pray for the camps being held in Serbia (Emanuel & Jelena Ralevič), Poland (Dawid & Agnieska Koziol), Romania (Sándor and Napsugár Kelemen), Spain (Manuel & Alba López Franco, José & Anneka De Segovia), Italy (Stefano and Jenny Mariotti), Portugal (Filipe, José and Elisa Rodrigues) and Czech Republic (Jan and Lucie Hábl)

"Church on the beach" in Palma

Palma, Mallorca

14th - 28th July 2019

Andrew and Vivienne
Birch
Full article

Every Sunday during the Summer, the church in Palma, Mallorca has a "Church on the beach". The main outreach there in July will be on the 14th and 28th.

Comenius2020 Project

Nove Mesto, Czech Republic

From September 2019

Jan and Lucie
Hábl
Full article

It will be 350 years since Jan Amos Comenius death in 2020. Comenius was a famous Moravian pastor, teacher and reformer. Jan Hábl is leading a team of people who are preparing a national educational “restoration” project. Since Comenius was a Christian, the goal of the project is to use the opportunity and restore the key elements of his Christian heritage. Please pray for this project.

Xavier (Xavi)

Pérez Patiño

Spain

Xavier Pérez Patiño (known as Xavi) is a worker of the Evangelical Church of Ciudad Real. He pastors and supervises one mission church in a town named La Solana and another one in the city of Cuenca, as well as being the Academic Coordinator of Campus415, a Bible School online.

Antonis and Vicki

Topaloglou

Greece

Antonis is seeking to plant a new Christian community in Thessaloniki through a community centre in a deprived area.

Stathis and Ruth

Yfantidis

Greece

Stathis heads up the work at the Third Evangelical Church in Athens. He and Ruth started serving in the church in downtown Athens right after their marriage in October 2018.

T and L

United Kingdom

T and L are involved in working to reach a significant diaspora community in a town in England.​ Sometimes we cannot give the full names of our missionaries for safety reasons.

Vitaliy and Lyudmila

Maryash

Ukraine

Vitaliy is the academic dean of Kiev Theological Seminary.

Manuel and Alba López

Franco

Spain

Manuel pastors the newly-planted evangelical church in Almuñecar; he and Alba are actively engaged in many forms of outreach including frequent contributions to radio and local TV broadcasts.

André and Marianne

Rentmeister

Switzerland

Now retired, André and Marianne continue distribute evangelistic literature and Bibles in the region and are active in the evangelical church in Sion.

Josefa

Rodriguez

Spain

Josefa is one of EMF’s longest serving missionaries. Now retired, she is still actively involved in the evangelical church in San Fernando.

José and Virtudes

Moreno

Spain

José (known as Pepe) pastors the evangelical church in Alcázar.

Matt and Judith

Hill

Spain

Matt leads the Spanish evangelical publishing house Editorial Peregrino, publishing and distributing reformed Christian literature across the Spanish-speaking world.

Victor and Gio

Defranchi

Spain

Victor pastors the evangelical church in El Arenal, Mallorca, which was launched as an independent church in 2019, having been a home-group of the church in Palma.

Luis and Pilar

Cano

Spain

Luis is the pastor of the evangelical church in Ciudad Real.

Andrew and Vivienne

Birch

Spain

Andrew pastors a well-established Evangelical church in Palma, Mallorca, which runs numerous outreach activities in the area. The church also runs a number of home groups across the island.

Juan and Marianne

Bascuñana

Spain

Officially retired, Juan pastors the Evangelical church in Churriana.

Emanuel and Jelena

Ralevic

Serbia

Emanuel runs this mission-orientated the Balkan Theological Seminary, while Jelena teaches children in the Niš church and other churches.

Sándor and Napsugár

Kelemen

Romania

Sándor pastors several Hungarian-speaking churches in the Târgu Mureș area of Transylvania, Romania.

Filipe

Rodrigues

Portugal

Filipe is assistant pastor to José Rodrigues in the Alto do Moinho church; he also directs the youth and music ministries.

José and Elisa

Rodrigues

Portugal

José pastors the evangelical church in Alto do Moinho, which he and Elisa helped to plant. He also pastors the church plant in Azoia.

Rogério and Sónia

Ramos

Portugal

Rogério pastors the evangelical church in Sines. He also leads a small Bible school, and organizes a conference called Fé Evangélica (Evangelical Faith).

João and Celeste

Nunes

Portugal

Now retired, João and Celeste are involved in the Presbyterian church in Barreiro

João and Emilia

Narciso

Portugal

Now retired, João and Emilia continues to be involved in the evangelical church in Montargil.

Fabiano and Suzana

Fernandes

Portugal

Fabiano is Principal of the Portuguese Bible Institute (PBI) in Lisbon; he and Suzana are also actively involved in church planting in the Lisbon area.

Adam and Dagmara

Urban

Poland

Adam is associate pastor of the evangelical church in Siedlce in Eastern Poland.

Krzysztof and Aneta

Rutkowski

Poland

Krzysztof pastors the evangelical church in Inowrocław, as well as leading the work at Legatio publishing Christian literature.

Sławomir and Daniela

Rutkowski

Poland

Now retired, Sławomir and Daniela are still involved in the evangelical church in Włocławek which they helped to plant and establishing. Sławomir is an elder in the church, and continues to preach there and in the church in Inowroclaw.

Wiesław and Aleksandra

Kamyszek

Poland

Wiesław pastors an evangelical church in Łodz, which the Kamyszek's and the Modnicki's planted in 2003. 

Zbigniew and Elzbieta

Modniki

Poland

Now retired, Zbigniew and Elzbieta continue to be involved in an evangelical church in Łodz which they helped to plant.

Henryk and Daniela

Karzełek

Poland

Now retired, Henryk and Daniela have had a long ministry in church planting and ministry in Wodzislaw.

Dawid and Agnieszka

Kozioł

Poland

Dawid pastors the evangelical church in Zywiec, a town in the South of Poland.

John and Oline

Taylor

Norway

Officially retired, John and Oline Taylor continue to support small churches and groups of Christians in the North of Norway.

Vito and Erminia

Tangorra

Italy

Vito pastors the Independent Reformed Baptist church in Santa Elisabetta, Sicily.

Michael and Mary

Steedman

Italy

Officially retired, Michael and Mary are still very active in the church in San Lazzaro, Bologna, Michael helping with the preaching and teaching, and also lead evangelistic Bible studies particularly with students.

Antonio and Anna

De Noia

Italy

Antonio pastors several evangelical churches in the Peschici area, on the Adriatic coast of Italy.

Stefano and Jenny

Mariotti

Italy

Stefano pastors the church in Budrio, near Bologna, which he and Jenny helped to plant.

Pietro and Teresa

Lorefice

Italy

Now retired, Pietro pastored the church in Ribera, Sicily; he and Teresa still support the work across a number of churches in the region, where health permits.

Evropi

Tzelis

Greece

Now retired, Evropi is still involved with the Evangelical Church in Volos.

Evangelos and Georgia

Sikoutris

Greece

Evangelos pastors an evangelical church in Patra, which he and Georgia helped to plant in 1984.

Sophie

Manousarides

Greece

Now retired, Sophie continues to be active in the evangelical church in Piraeus, and has translated many books from English into Greek.

Leonidas and Irene

Kollaros

Greece

Leonidas pastors the evangelical church in the university town Ioannina, where work amongst students form an important aspect of his and Irene's ministry.

Timothy and Deborah

Brooks

Germany

Tim and Deb Brooks run a Christian guesthouse in the Black Forest, Haus Barnabas (www.haus.barnabas.de). They see their primary role as pastoral and evangelistic, but also offer Christians a place to find physical rest and spiritual encouragement.

Tony and Barbara

Hynes

France

Now retired, Tony and Barbara are still involved in the church in Carcassonne which they helped to plant, and which Tony used to pastor.

Jan and Lucie

Hábl

Czech Republic

Jan pastors the evangelical church in Nove Mesto and and teaches pedagogy (the methods and practices of teaching) at the university in Hradec Kralove.

Michael and Ariëtte

Robinson

Belgium

MIchael pastors the De Panne Evangelical Church.

István and Tünde

Salánki

United Kingdom

István pastors the Hungarian Reformed church in London.

Volodymyr and Oksana

Kostyshyn

Ukraine

Volodymyr (Volodia) pastors the Druzhba Baptist church in Ternopil, Western Ukraine. He also teaches in the Ternopil Biblical Seminary.

Pál and Anna

Borzási

Romania

Pál is pastor of a Hungarian Baptist church at Luna de Sus near Cluj, in the center of Transylvania.

José and Anneke

De Segovia

Spain

José has been pastor of an Evangelical church in central Madrid since 1991. As well as pastoral responsibilities, he has a ministry to students and the wider church across Spain. José is the theological secretary of the Spanish Evangelical Alliance. He teaches ethics, apologetics and anthropology at the Protestant Theological College (Baptist) in Alcobendas (Madrid) and the International Theological College (Reformed) in Castelldefels (Barcelona).

R and B

France

Two missionaries, R and B, are working to reach a huge diaspora community in one of France’s big cities.

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