On Tuesday, November 3, 2009, at Colorado Christian University, Costas Tsevas will be addressing the topic of "Archeology in Ancient Corinth." His presentation will discuss archeological finds related to the biblical Book of Romans, Chapter 16, as well as several passages in both books of Corinthians. Hosted by CCU's theology club Ekklesia Martoi, the event will be held in the Dining Commons Annex from 5:45-7:00 p.m.
Although the event is not open to the general public, limited seating may still be available for guests of CCU students, faculty, staff, or friends. To inquire, call 303-963-3374 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tsevas, a scholar in Greek archeology and antiquity, is a highly respected teacher, historian, and pastor. He began a personal relationship with Christ as a young teenager, while training to become a Greek Orthodox priest, through a secret contact with the then-outlawed Evangelical Church in his village. Four years later, at age 18, his public declaration of faith shook his family and community, and he was immediately excommunicated from both.
After graduating from the University of Piraeus, Tsevas began a career in accounting. But through a series of divinely arranged circumstances, he soon found himself as a missionary to Albania. For seven years, during a time of unprecedented poverty, social upheaval, and gang violence, he directed an orphanage in the city of Vlore. Working with scant supplies and amidst crumbling buildings, he cared for hundreds of abandoned children.
In 1997 Tsevas returned to Greece and began working as a tour guide, channeling his passion for his nation's classical history, ancient languages, the New Testament, and biblical archeology. For more than a decade now, he has enriched the lives and Christian faith of tens of thousands worldwide through teachings at sites in Greece and surrounding countries. Offering a unique perspective on the role of Greek history and culture in God's plan of salvation, he is one of only three evangelical Christians among the 8,000 licensed tour guides in Greece.
A resident of Koropi, Greece, a small town located northeast of Athens, Tsevas also serves as a part-time teacher and lecturer at the International Center of New Testament Studies, a ministry of AMG International, and as a teaching pastor at a local church.