Gabor Gresz

Teaching Elder

Spouse: Edina Gresz

Children: Rahel, Renato, Gergo (Geri)

Occupation: Co-Executive Director for Cru Church Movements

Where I met my spouse: Budapest, Hungary

Where is home: I was born in Budapest, Hungary, but grew up at Siofok, at Lake Balaton

Favorite Passage of Scripture: my life verse is Is 54:2-3

How I met Christ: under communism when I was running away from the abuse of my father

Influences: my wife, my kids, Dave Robinson, Bud Hinkson, Bill Bright, Mike Uno – heroes of faith.

Epic moments: rescuing from my father’s abusive home; being arrested for sharing the gospel in 1985 in Hungary; the fall of communism, getting married; the birth of our children; launching Youth at the Threshold of Life; becoming the National Director of Cru in Hungary; moving the the U.S.

Spare time: reading, time with family

Books: The Bible; everything from C.S. Lewis, G.K. Chesterton and C.H. Spurgeon; J.B. Peterson: The 12 rules of life; Dan Allender: To be told; Henry Nouwen: In the Name of Jesus; Henry Cloud: Necessary Endings;

Interesting places: Budapest; Alps in Austria;

Music: J.S. Bach

Movies: not a movie person, even cartoons make me cry

Food: Hungarian food

At Starbucks, I order a: espresso macchiato

Motivation: expanding my borders

Personal Motto: Faith honors God and God honors faith. And God loves to choose the fools.

Motivation: The Word of God, being faithful, the lost, the mission of Jesus

 

 

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