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.
Efstathios (Stathis) became a Christian aged six but felt he was living a double life while at high school. He went to the Greek Bible College, later becoming the youth pastor at his church in Larisa which was planted by his father in the early 1990s. However, he reached rock bottom spiritually when undertaking army service in Cyprus when God manifested himself in ways that he could not have imagine. Ruth’s parents read Bible stories, had spiritual conversations and prayed with her from an early age. From them she learned that God loves her deeply and wanted her to love others and speak about Him. She grew up in the Greek Evangelical Church in Athens and did her nursing training in Larisa where she became heavily involved in the church and met Stathis.