Collection 450 Oral History Interviews with Vasile Bunta
Scope and Contents
Oral history interview with Vasile Bunta in which he decsribes his family background, the Baptist church in Romania, relations between church and state, his conversion and education, Billy Graham's visit to the country in 1985, the Christian revival of the 1970s in Romania, the effect of the 1989 revolution on the church, evangelistic work among the Romani people, and the current state of the Church. The time period covered by the interviews is 1960 to 1991.
Vasile Bunta was interviewed by Robert Shuster on November 7, 1991 at the Billy Graham Center Archives at Wheaton College.
- Created: 1991
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Full Name: Vasile Bunta
Birth Date: July 20, 1961
Parents: Geogri and Maria Bunta
Marital Status: Married to Laura Bunta
Children: One child
Conversion: December 1975
1980 Graduated from the industrial high school in Oradea, Romania
1988 Graduated from the University of Oradea 1989 Graduated from the School of the Prophets, a Bible institute run by the Second Baptist Church of Oradea
1991-1993 Attended Wheaton College Graduate School in the United States, graduating with a Master's Degree in Communications
1977-1980 Served in the children's ministry of the Second Baptist Church of Oradea, first as guitar player, then as a teacher
1980-1982 Military service in the Romanian army
1982-1989 Returned to involvement in his church's youth ministry
1989- Youth pastor in the Second Baptist Church in Oradea
Other significant information: Attended evangelistic meetings held in Oradea during Billy Graham's 1985 visit to Romania
2 Audio Tapes
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Accruals and Additions
The materials in this collection were given to the Billy Graham Center Archives by Vasile Bunta in November 1991.
April 16, 1997
- Baptists -- Romania.
- Biserica Ortodoxă Română.
- Bunta, Vasile.
- Ceausescu, Nicolae.
- Children. -- Romania
- Children. -- Romania -- 1944-1989.
- Children. -- Romania -- Religious life.
- Christian education -- Romania.
- Christian education.
- Christian life.
- Church and state -- Romania.
- Church and state.
- Church schools
- Church schools -- Romania.
- Church work with youth -- Romania.
- Church work with youth.
- Church, Don.
- Communism -- Romania.
- Evangelistic work -- Romania.
- Evangelistic work.
- Graham, Billy, -- Journeys
- Graham, Billy, -- Journeys -- Romania.
- Graham, Billy, 1918-2018.
- Olah, Liviu.
- Orthodox Eastern Church
- Orthodox Eastern Church -- Protestant churches.
- Persecution -- Romania.
- Revivals -- Romania.
- Romanies -- Romania.
- Second Baptist Church (Oradea, Romania)
- Ton, Josef.
- Wheaton College (Ill.)
- Youth -- Romania
- Youth -- Romania -- Religious life.
- Youth in missionary work.
- Collection 450 Oral History Interviews with Vasile Bunta
- Bob Shuster
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