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Collection 554 Oral History Interview with Drazen Glavas

Identifier: CN 554

Scope and Contents

Oral history interviews with Dražen Glavaš in which he describes his childhood in Croatia; the Roman Catholic Church in Croatia; his conversion while at university; various experiences working for the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES), including a year in Moscow; the war in Croatia in the early 1990s; the development of a ministry among university students in that county; observations on American Christianity compared with Croatia. The events described in the interview cover the time period 1968-1998.

Dražen Glavaš was interviewed by Paul Ericksen on June 16 and 23, 1998 at the Billy Graham Center Archives at Wheaton College.


  • Created: 1998

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Biographical or Historical Information

Full Name: Dražen Glavaš

Birth: April 24, 1968 in Nova Gradiska, Croatia (then part of Yugoslavia)

Death: December 2, 2017


Parents: Stank and Ljubcia Glavaš

Marital Status: Married to Jodi Rade Schroder Glavaš

Children: Three sons, Dominik, Andrej, Jan

Conversion: While at university


1993 - University of Zagreb, BA, Economics

1999 - Wheaton College, Masters in Communications

2012 - Wheaton College, Masters in Evangelism & Leadership


1991-1992 - Part of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES) Year Team in Moscow, Russia

1992-1993 - Assisted with the publishing program of the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Osijek, Croatia. Edited the student magazine Korak

1993-1997 - International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (national name of ZES changed to STEP in this period) – General Secretary

1999-2001 - Renewing Our Minds Initiative – Program Director

2001-? - Professor, Private Business College Vern’, Zagreb; President, Partner Business Association, Zagreb

Other significant information:

Leader of the Youth track of the Evangelical Alliance of Croatia and a member of the board of the Alliance; Croatia national coordinator of European Disability Symposium; a founder of the Christian Businessmen’s Association in Croatia; member of the Gideons.


4.00 Audio Tapes

234 Minutes

Language of Materials


Accruals and Additions

The materials in this collection were given to the Billy Graham Center Archives by Dražen Glavaš in June 1998.

Accession: 98-40, 98-42

May 3, 2018

Bob Shuster

Collection 554 Oral History Interview with Drazen Glavas
Bob Shuster
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Language of description
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Roman Script

Repository Details

Part of the Evangelism & Missions Archives Repository

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