Brian van Deventer
Brian traveled to Greece upon completion of University to serve within an existing ministry, headed by Gail Stathis and others. Brian served that ministry in various capacities, and in 1996, helped to co-found this new mission effort, EME Ministries. He now serves as the General Director for the ministry, which has its base in Glyfada, Greece (a suburb of Athens).
In the time that Brian has been engaged in cross cultural work, he has served as a Senior Pastor and Co-Pastor in the Glyfada Christian Center, where he still retains that leadership post. His primary responsibilities now include the general oversight of EME Ministries, including project oversight, fundraising and recruiting, personnel management, etc. He continues to travel in ministry throughout the countries of South Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa as a speaker, and as point person with projects supported by EME Ministries.
Brian also serves as the Mediterranean Zone Leader of Vision International Educational Network, an extension of a California-based University which grants accredited degrees to students throughout a number of nations. With this role, he spends time interacting and assisting other local churches to develop education and training programs of their own.
Very active as a teacher and administrator, Brian has also been working as a consultant for other ministries in the region. He has authored and/or co-authored several books, and written songs.