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Collection 450 Oral History Interviews with Vasile Bunta

Identifier: CN 450

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

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Biographical Information

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

96 Minutes

Language of Materials


Accruals and Additions

The materials in this collection were given to the Billy Graham Center Archives by Vasile Bunta in November 1991.

Accession: 91-104

April 16, 1997

Robert Shuster

Collection 450 Oral History Interviews with Vasile Bunta
Bob Shuster
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Roman Script

Repository Details

Part of the Evangelism & Missions Archives Repository

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