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Collection 462 Oral History Interview with Adrian O. Ban

Identifier: CN-462
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: 1966-1992

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4.00 audio_tapes

185 minutes other_unmapped

Biographical or Historical Information

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.

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

Robert Shuster
Collection 462 Oral History Interview with Adrian O. Ban
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Repository Details

Part of the Billy Graham Center Archives Repository

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