Collection 385 Oral History Interview with Daniel E. Liberek
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Oral history interviews with Daniel Eric Liberek in which he describes growing up in Belgium as the son of a Protestant pastor, his conversion, methods of evangelism in that country, comparison between United States and Belgian evangelicals, his own work as a youth pastor in Belgium, Protestant-Catholic relations, church-state relations, and other faiths in the country. Other topics discussed include Liberek's experiences running a Christian youth camp; and some of the spiritual options in Belgium, including Evangelicalism, Catholicism, Islam, secular humanism, and the occult. The time period covered by the interviews is 1959-1988.
Daniel Liberek was interviewed by Robert Shuster on January 6 and 15, 1988 at the Billy Graham Center Archives at Wheaton College.
- Created: 1988
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Daniel Eric Liberek was born in 1959 to Samuel and Denise Liberek. At the time they were assisting British evangelist Eric Hutchings. In 1964, the Liberek's accepted a call from the Belgian Gospel Mission (today Belgian Evangelical Mission) to pastor a dying church in Huy, Belgium. Soon they joined United World Mission (UWM). The members of the family remained British citizens, despite residing in Belgium from that date onwward. It was in Huy that Daniel grew up and received his elementary and secondary school education. In 1973 he gave his life to Christ and in 1975, while attending a Mission 76 meeting, he committed his life to Christian service. While still in high school, he would assist his father in various tasks around the church. He also particapted in teams that held summer evangelistic campaigns in various Belgian cities. One year he held a summer job in a Christian guest house in Wales.
He graduated from high school in 1977 and went to Columbia, South Carolina to attend Columbia Bible College. He graduated from this school in 1980 with a B.A. in Christian Education. In June of the same year he became a UWM missionary and returned to Huy in 1981 to assist his father. He served as youth pastor of the church, among other responsibilities. He also supervised Evangelical summer camps in the country. In 1983 he married Myriam and they returned together to the Columbia for further education. She attended the Bible College and he attended the graduate school. In July of 1984 they returned to Huy, where Daniel became senior pastor of the Huy church. In September of that year their first child, Mical, was born. Another child, Elizabeth, was born in September 1986. They came to United States on furlough in 1987. Daniel attended the Wheaton College Graduate School and graduated with an MA in communications in 1988. During this time in the U.S. their third daughter Rebecca was born. The Libereks returned to Belgium, where they were to begin a church planting ministry in St. Nicolas, Belgium.
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Accruals and Additions
The materials in this collection were given to the Billy Graham Center Archives by Daniel Liberek in January 1988.
Acc 88-1, 88-2
March 30, 1990
June 6, 1990, revised
Lisa A. Ferguson
- Abortion -- Religious aspects.
- Association of Free Evangelical Churches of Belgium.
- Atheism -- Belgium.
- Belgium Crusade (Brussels), 1975.
- Belgium. -- Religion.
- Belgium. -- Social life and customs.
- Belief and doubt.
- Broadcasting policy -- Belgium.
- Broadcasting policy.
- Catholic Church -- Evangelicalism.
- Catholic Church.
- Catholic Church. -- Belgium.
- Catholic Church. -- Protestant churches.
- Children -- Conversion to Christianity.
- Children -- Religious life.
- Children of missionaries -- Belgium.
- Children of missionaries.
- Christian education -- Belgium.
- Christian education -- United States.
- Christian education.
- Christian giving.
- Church and social problems -- Belgium.
- Church and social problems.
- Church and state -- Belgium.
- Church and state.
- Church attendance.
- Church attendance. -- Belgium.
- Church development, New -- Belgium.
- Church development, New.
- Church work with youth -- Belgium.
- Church work with youth.
- City missions -- Belgium.
- City missions.
- Columbia Bible College (Columbia, S.C.)
- Evangelicalism -- Belgium.
- Evangelicalism -- United States.
- Evangelistic invitations.
- Evangelistic work -- Belguim.
- Evangelistic work -- France.
- Evangelistic work -- Great Britain.
- Evangelistic work.
- Family -- Belgium.
- Graham, Billy, 1918-2018.
- Hutchings, Eric.
- Independent churches -- Belgium.
- Independent churches.
- Islam -- Relations -- Christianity.
- Liberek, Daniel.
- Liberek, Samuel.
- Lord's Supper.
- Marriage -- Belgium.
- Missionaries -- Training of.
- Missionaries -- Appointment, call, and election.
- Missions -- Belgium.
- Muslims -- Belgium.
- Occultism -- Belgium.
- Pentecostalism -- Belgium.
- Pentecostalism--Catholic Church
- Persecution -- Belgium.
- Socialism -- Belgium.
- Sports -- Religious aspects -- Belgium.
- Sports -- Religious aspects.
- United World Mission.
- Wheaton College (Ill.)
- Wheaton College (Ill.) -- Alumni.
- Youth -- Belgium
- Youth -- Belgium -- Conversion to Christianity.
- Youth -- Belgium -- Religious life.
- Youth -- Belgium -- Societies and clubs.
- Collection 385 Oral History Interview with Daniel E. Liberek
- Bob Shuster
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