A Baptist preacher and a leading Evangelical officeholder in Europe, Dr. Ben-Oni Ardelean is committed to expanding Capitol Ministries Bible study-based ministries for political leaders across Europe.

In addition to serving as Deputy Speaker of the Romanian Parliament, one of the highest offices in the nation, Dr. Ardelean has served as Capitol Ministries Europe Director since early 2019. He has already headed numerous efforts to further the ministry’s mission among many nations. Among degrees he has earned are a Ph.D. in political science from the National School of Political and Administrative Services, and a Ph.D. in theology from the University of Bucharest.

“Capitol Ministries has a unique mission to impact the secular political arena in Europe with the transforming Word of God,” he said. “Once the working field of the Apostles, once the arena of the martyrs, and the birth place of the Reformation, Europe now sits in a place of darkness, dominated by a secularist ideology. The need is great to regain its spiritual and ethical direction. Capitol Ministries desires to transform the continent’s political leaders and that will impact nations. I believe Capitol Ministries could provide the answer for not only spiritual ‘searchers’ in the political arena but could also further transform nations and lead the way for a new environment in divisive Europe.”