PASTORS

Senior Pastor

Pastor Vladimir Georgiev  was born in Sofia, Bulgaria. He receives the call for ministry 6 months after he accepts Christ in 1992. A small congregation in the vicinity of Sofia is the first mission field for him. In the following years he joins the faculty of Sofia Bible Institute as administrative and financial manager. During this time he travels and visits many churches around Bulgaria.

In 1999 pastor Vladimir moves with his family to Chicago, USA . This is the time when he gets involved with the Bulgarian evangelical churches in the area. In the next years God calls him to join New Life church as Teaching pastor and then as Senior Pastor.

He hold a masters degree in Finance from Sofia University of Economics (1996) and MA in Biblical Studies from Wheaton College IL (2001).

Pastor Vladimir is married to Deliana and they have two children – Bistra and Iva.  They currently live in Bloomingdale IL.

Pastor

Pastor Stanimir Tanev was born in city of Sliven, Bulgaria. At age eleven he accepts Jesus Christ as a personal Savior. After years of growing in his home church, he commits his life for the ministry of the Gospel. God reveals him the power of worship through music. With a small music group from his home church he begins to travel and serves the Kingdom of God in Bulgaria.

June 1991 he is invited to study in Christ For The Nations Institute – Dallas, TX USA. Stanimir majors in music and mission. Upon graduation he continues his education in Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Watsahachies, TX.

In the beginning of 1995 he is invited to work with the Bulgarian immigrants in Chicago. Upon his arrival in Chicago he begins steadfast work with a small group of Christians. The fall of 1996 is registered The First Bulgarian Evangelical Church in Des Plaines IL and he becomes the pastor of that church.

Today he is a pastor and a worship leader with BECOG “New Life”. Stanimir is married to Vania and both of them have beautiful gifts from the Lord. They called them Nicole and Daniel.  Currently they reside in Hoffman Estates IL.

Church Board

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Seated, left to right: deacon Valentin Petrov, Pastor Stanimir Tanev, Senior Pastor Vladimir Georgiev, deacon Zvezdelin Spassov

Standing, left to right: Ivailo Ivanov, Rosen Arnaudov, Rumen Arnaudov, Milen Hristov, Anton Pashov

 

Pastor Vladimir Georgiev  was born in Sofia, Bulgaria. He receives the call for ministry 6 months after he accepts Christ in 1992. A small congregation in the vicinity of Sofia is the first mission field for him. In the following years he joins the faculty of Sofia Bible Institute as administrative and financial manager. During this time he travels and visits many churches around Bulgaria.
In 1999 pastor Vladimir moves with his family to Chicago, USA . This is the time when he gets involved with the Bulgarian evangelical churches in the area. In the next years God calls him to join New Life church as Teaching pastor and then as Senior Pastor.
He hold a masters degree in Finance from Sofia University of Economics (1996) and MA in Biblical Studies from Wheaton College IL (2001).
Pastor Vladimir is married to Deliana and they have two children – Bistra and Iva.  They currently live in Bloomingdale IL.