Paul in Athens is hosted by: Giotis Kantartzis

Pastor of the First Greek Evangelical Church

Born and raised in a Christian family, Giotis felt the call to pastoral ministry at the age of 16. He completed the Bible School in Greece when he was 21 and started serving the Greek Evangelical Church of Volos as its pastor. He then went on to continue his theological studies in Boston, while serving as the pastor of the Greek evangelical church there. For the past 20 years he has been serving as pastor of the First Greek Evangelical Church of Athens. Through the ministry of First Greek Evangelical, he was enabled to conceive and initiate a wider vision for church planting in Athens, leading to what is today called the “Polis” network.

Giotis studied Sociology (BA, Panteion University) and Theology (Diploma in Theology, Greek Bible School) in Athens before transferring to the USA for further studies (MSt, Boston University School of Theology, and MDiv, Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary). He also holds a PhD, awarded by the theological faculty of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

He is married to Nopi and they have three sons, George (25), Theofilos (23), and Jason (20).

Organized by:

First Greek Evangelical church

First Greek Evangelical church is the oldest Protestant church in Greece. Its vision today is to be an outward-focussed, city-loving church, embracing the city and learning from it, while touching it with the transforming power of the gospel.


First Greek Evangelical Church was instrumental in starting in Athens a small gospel ecosystem of newly planted churches and of various mercy ministries called “Polis” (city in Greek).

Mars Hill Center

Mars Hill Center is an initiative which aims to provide various training programs of experiential learning stemming out of our experience but most importantly based on a solid biblical basis.

Contact us:

Contact information


Amalias 50, Athina 105 58, Greece


(+1) 4074671048, (+30) 6946580952


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In Athens:

Church Planting Ecosystem
Refugee Work
Up and coming
Greek Filoxenia

The Courses:

Church Planting
Leadership Development
Discipleship and Spiritual Formation
Mercy ministry (refugee work)