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crop 20 anniv albm 2012Welcome to the official page of the Albanian Mission of Seventh-day Adventists®, legally registered in Albania as Kisha Adventiste® në Shqipëri. The Albanian Mission (ALBM) is part of the worldwide body of the Seventh-day Adventist® Church.

The SDA Encyclopaedia confirms Adventist presence in territories with Albanian population as early as 1908. In the early 1930s, Daniel Lewis, (Dionis Katundi) an Albanian-American pharmacist from Boston started a first organised group in Korça, Southeast Albania. Later he was martyrised for his faith, following systematically severe tortures in communist prisons, as he chose to honour God by refraining from work on Sabbath.  The first church congregation was organised in Albania’s capital, Tirana, following the historic evangelistic series led by Pr A. David C. Currie in the spring of 1992. The first to be baptised by Pr Currie was Meropi Gjika, a member of Daniel Lewis’ small group in Korça, who had waited over 45 years to be baptised and to be able to return her tithe and offerings.

In 1994, the Albanian Mission was formally organised by the Trans-European Division (TED) of Seventh-day Adventists®  as an attached Mission Field. In 1998, the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists incorporated ALBM as a founding entity to the newly-established Adriatic Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists® (ADUC), alongside the then Croatian-Slovenian Conference. ALBM incorporates 5 organised churches, with another 8 groups / church plants. Since 1992 the number of baptised members has exceeded 400 (October 2014 update).

For more info, see Adventist® Church Directory and Yearbook

ALBM ADMINISTRATION:

President: Leo N. España

Executive Secretary: Svjetlana Veble

Treasurer: Jovan Radovanov

Assistant Treasurer / Office Manager: Andi Lile

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ADRA ALBANIA:

Country Director: Altin Rexhepi

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OTHER DEPARTMENTS & MINISTRIES:

MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION: Leo N. España 

PERSONAL MINISTRIES: Leo N. España 

PRAYER MINISTRIES & SPIRITUAL FORMATION: Leo N. España

PUBLISHING SERVICE: Gentian Thomollari

SABBATH SCHOOL: Sanda Thomollari

COMMUNICATION: Andi Lile

STEWARDSHIP: Andi Lile

YOUTH & PATHFINDERS MINISTRIES: Delmar Reis

FAMILY MINISTRIES: Leo N. & Clarissa España 

CHILDREN MINISTRIES: Clarissa España

HEALTH MINISTRIES :  Sanda Thomollari

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Altin Rexhepi

BIBLE CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOL: Trifjol Ngjela

WOMEN’S MINISTRIES: Natieli Schaffer

MUSIC & WORSHIP MINISTRIES: Natieli Schaffer

MEDIA MINISTRIES: Delmar Reis

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ORGANISED CHURCHES:

  1. DURRES SDA Church  (District Pastor: Leo N. España)

Address: Lagja nr 3,Rruga “Ramazan Jella”, perballe Poliklinikes Qendrore, Durrës, Albania Tel: +355693119357

  1. ELBASAN SDA Church (District Pastor: Gentian Thomollari)

Address: Lagja “Kala” Rruga “Egnatia” Perballe Kopshtit “Tommy & Jerry” Elbasan, Albania. Tel. +355692848122

  1. KORÇA “Daniel Lewis Memorial” SDA Church ( District Pastor: Delmar Reis)

Address: Rr. Sotir Polena, Lgj 4, 01 Korçë, Albania, Tel. +355696828711

  1. TIRANA-CENTRAL SDA Church (District Pastor: Leo Espana)

Address: Rr. “Dervish Hima”, Ambassador 3, 1st Floor, Tirana, Albania. Tel. +355693119357

  1. TIRANA-EAST SDA Church (District Pastor: Gentian Thomollari)

Address: Rruga “Shemsi Haka” Nr. 43/1, Tirana, Albania. Tel. +355692848122

OTHER CHURCH PLANTS  / GROUPS:

BERAT Group (Contact Missionary David S. Mays) 

BURREL Group (Contact Pastor Leo Espana

CERRIK Group (Contact Pastor Gentian Thomollari)

FIER Church Plant (Contact Pastor Trifjol Ngjela)

FUSHE-KRUJA Group (Contact Pastor Leo N. España)

POGRADEC Church Plant (Contact Pastor Delmar Reis)

TIRANA-WEST Church Plant (Contact Pastor Leo Espana)

VLORA Group (Contact Missionary Stanley Hendrickson)

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