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Collection 668 Oral History Interviews with Esdras O. Krebsky

Identifier: CN 668

Scope and Contents

Oral history interviews with Esdras Krebsky in which he describes his upbringing, ministry education in Brazil and the United States, Evangelicalism in Brazil, the nature of camp ministry, his experiences as a camp director, Christian Camping International, reflections on the church in Brazil, dealing with allegations of child abuse in camp ministry.

Esdras Krebsky was interviewed by Bob Shuster on January 6 and 13, 2012 in the offices of the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center Archives.


  • 2012


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The copyright to the sound recordings in this collection is held by the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center Archives.

Biographical Information

Full name: Esdras Olivera Krebsky

Birth: August 19, 1964 in Campinas, Brazil


Parents: Orlando and Lygia Olivera Krebsky

Siblings: One brother, one sister

Marital Status: Married to Karen K. March 1990

Children: Alexandre, Libia and Jordan

Conversion: Gave his life to Christ while at camp


December 1981 - Attended Victor Meirelles High School in Campinas, Brazil, graduated with a diploma in General Studies

1982-1986 - Attended Seminario Biblico Palavra de Vida (Word of Life Bible Seminary), Atibaia, Brazil, graduated with a BA in Theology, with emphasis on pastoral ministry and Christian Education

1987-1989 - Camp Forest Springs Internship program in Westboro, Wisconsin, United States, also completed First Responders

2011-2013 - Attended Wheaton College Graduate School, graduated with an MA in Christian Formation & Ministry – Church & Parachurch


1991-1993 - Missionary with Associação Brasileira de Retiros e Acampamentos Cristãos (Christian Camping International) (CCI-Brazil) in Anapolis, Brazil. Joined CCI national board in 1993, attended international meetings in 1995 (New Zealand) and 1997 (Honduras)

1993-1999 - Camp director with the United Presbyterian Church of Sao Paulo in Sao Paulo, Brazil

1999-2004 - Worked in the United States with Bethel Baptist Church in Ellison Bay, Wisconsin and as an electrician

2001-? - Missionary with Latin America Mission seconded to CCI. Raised support in the United States until 2004, when he went to work in Anapolis, Brazil

2004-2018? - Executive director of Christian Camping International


2 Sound Recordings

247 Minutes

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