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Dr. Nikolay Nedelchev


Bishop Dr. Nikolay (Nik) Nedelchev is the Ambassador of WEA to the Ecumenical patriarch in Constantinople /Istanbul and other Orthodox countries. He was the Ambassador of WEA to the Islamic world from 2007 to 2007 and the President of the European Evangelical Alliance from 1999 to 2007.


Dr. Nedelchev was born in Petrich in Bulgaria, very close to the Greek border. In 1973, he was ordained in the Baptist Union of Bulgaria and served as a traveling preacher and teacher.
In 1990, he helped to find the Bulgarian Biblical Academy, later United Theological Faculty/Bulgarian Evangelical Theological Institute. He taught Practical Theology in its extension program from 1990 to 1998 and in the regular program from 1992 to 1998. In 1996 to 1998, he taught Leadership Development and Stewardship in some East European countries (Romania, Hungary, Albania, Macedonia, and Moldova). He was a member of the International Team of speakers of the World Evangelical Fellowship on Leadership Development in 1996-2001. In 2000, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by Philadelphia Biblical University.