CIU alumnus has big heart for Romania

Jesse Powers (left) with his friend Tim Clark (Photos provided by Baptist Courier)
March 17, 2020

As communism fell in Eastern Europe in the early 1990s, CIU alumnus Jesse Powers sensed God leading him to take the gospel to Romania. He would make nearly 60 trips to the former Soviet Bloc country, taking with him scores of pastors and lay leaders to meet the needs of believers and preach the gospel to the unsaved.

Powers graduated from CIU in 1957 when it was known as Columbia Bible College. Today, at age 91, he no longer makes the trips to Romania, but he is still in the pulpit of First Baptist Church of Johns Island, South Carolina, where he has been serving as “interim pastor” for the past eight years.

Learn more about the life and ministry of Jesse Powers in the article “Jesse Powers: A Heart for Romania” by Tim Clark, published in The Baptist Courier.

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