Sending Agency/Ministry Name
Christian Center of Larissa
Serving in Ministry Since
Partnering with CCC since
The Purpose Driven Church
Stuffed cabbage leafs (Sarmades)
We started a church in Larissa with the focus of reaching the city. The Lord has done a great work in our church many have believed some left to serve in other churches cities and countries. Right now we try to serve the general population of Larissa, the gypsy community and the homeless and needy. We also in the process of opening a coffee place for reaching especially the younger generation of Larissa.
Larissa Christian Center is also one of the very few churches that grew out of the evangelistic efforts of the very few believers in Larissa, Greece.
George and Despina with their two sons and one daughter have planted this church over 25 year ago and it grew to around 80 people while many of discipled believers returned to their respective cities and countries to spread the Gospel and serve the Lord there.
When we got married we started working in an orphanage for 2 years. We receive the calling to go to a village church where is served for seven years. Then we felt the burden in our hearts to plant a church. This lead us to plant the church in Larissa. Although the city of Larissa was not appealing to us, the Lord put a burden in our hearts to go.
My wife and I were born in Katerini. I also grew up there, she grew up in Thessaloniki. We have three children, two of which are married. One is living in Athens, pastoring and replanting. The other is in Thessaloniki doing a church planting effort. And the third one is working in a school with refugees! Also, we have four grandchildren.
Prayer Points for George and Despina Yfantidis
- Personal: To be spiritually focused & physically healthy.
- Ministry: To have extended loving arms to embrace the believers without neglecting the outside world.
- Community: To penetrate more and more the society in order to reach them more effectively with the Gospel.