Bulgarian Church of God in the City of Stara Zagora

January 20, 2009 by  
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Stara Zagora has been a center for mission work since the 1860s when American missionaries began a Christian school for girls. Since then, the city has been the home of many churches and ministry centers. In first half of the 20th century, a Pentecostal congregation was established in the town. It faithfully served the local community even during the 45 years of the Communist Regime. After the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the young Pentecostals in Stara Zagora began a new congregation which was registered as the Zion Foursquare Church. A few years later the Messiah Church of God was started in the city. Today, the Church of God congregation in the city of Stara Zagora is successfully pastored by Rev. Demeter (Jimmy) Lutchev whose leadership has led the church to a new level of ministry. Our frequent visits with the Stara Zagora Church of God in the past few years have always brought great joy to our hearts, as we have been able to minister to people who have proven their faithfulness to God and the church. It has been exciting to watch the congregation advance in ministry, as the families of the church grow with a new generation of Church of God believers who will in term continue with faithfulness to the legacy and the ministry of the church.