Collection 462 Oral History Interview with Adrian O. Ban
Scope and Contents
Oral history interview with Adrian Ban in which he describes his family background, the revival in his Baptist church in Oradea, Romania; his own conversion; attempts by the government to intimidate Christians; influence of Christians such as Joseph Tson, Liviu Olah, and Aurel Tosa; his involvement in music ministry in Romania; the 1989 revolution in Romania; conditions for the church since the revolution; impressions of the church in the United States and Romania; the Romanian Missionary Society. The time period covered by the interviews is 1966-1992.
Adrian Ban was interviewed by Robert Shuster in October 1992 at the Billy Graham Center Archives at Wheaton College
- Created: 1992
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Full Name: Adrian Octavian Ban
Birth Date: February 20, 1966, in Oradea, Romania
Parents: Florian and Eugenia Ban
Siblings: Mircea -brother, Rodica - sister
Marital Status: Married to Emanuela Gheorghita
Conversion: Age of 14
1980-1984 Infratirea (high school), Oradea, Romania
1985-1990 Technical University, Oradea; BA in Mechanics 1992-1996 Wheaton College Grad School, MA in Educational Ministries
1984-1991 Factory work
1990-1991 Served as translator and assistant for a non-profit organization initiated and run by a Swedish pastor in conjunction with the Romanian Evangelical Alliance, providing assistance to orphanages and the poor
Other significant information: Member of the Second Baptist Church of Oradea. For several years was part of a chamber choir in his church that went to churches all around the country for services. In November 1990, Ban was elected president of the Baptist youth organization.
4 Audio Tapes
Language of Materials
Accruals and Additions
The materials in this collection were given to the Billy Graham Center Archives by Adrian Ban in 1992.
Accession: 92-126, 92-130
August 21, 2000
- Ban, Adrian O.
- Baptists -- Missions.
- Baptists -- Romania.
- Biserica Ortodoxă Română.
- Bunta, Vasile.
- Children -- Conversion to Christianity.
- Children. -- Romania
- Children. -- Romania -- 1944-1989.
- Christian education -- Romania.
- Christian education.
- Church and state -- Romania.
- Church and state.
- Church attendance.
- Church attendance. -- Romania.
- Church work with youth -- Romania.
- Church work with youth.
- Communism -- Romania.
- Evangelistic work -- Music.
- Evangelistic work -- Romania.
- Evangelistic work.
- Graham, Billy, -- Journeys
- Graham, Billy, -- Journeys -- Romania.
- Graham, Billy, 1918-2018.
- Missions -- Romania.
- Olah, Liviu.
- Oradea (Romania)
- Palau, Luis, 1934-
- Persecution -- Romania.
- Romanian Missionary Society.
- Social change.
- Sunday schools -- Romania.
- Sunday schools.
- The Evangelical Alliance Mission.
- Ton, Josef.
- Tosa, Aurel.
- Worship -- Romania.
- Youth -- Romania
- Youth -- Romania -- Religious life.
- Collection 462 Oral History Interview with Adrian O. Ban
- Bob Shuster
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