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Collection 462 Oral History Interview with Adrian O. Ban

Identifier: CN 462

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

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Biographical 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.


4 Audio Tapes

185 Minutes

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

Robert Shuster

Collection 462 Oral History Interview with Adrian O. Ban
Bob Shuster
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Language of description
Script of description
Roman Script

Repository Details

Part of the Evangelism & Missions Archives Repository

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