The Academic Dean of the International Baptist Theological Seminary in Prague joins the Crowther Centre as missiologist in residence from February 2009
Parush Parushev was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, and grew up in an atheistic family that had strong affinities with Communist ideals and practice. His ideological beliefs were challenged by the witness of believers' communities in Poland, the Netherlands and Bulgaria. He and his wife Nina committed their lives to Christ in the Baptist Church in Sofia in 1990. Parush has four children.
He obtained his first PhD in 1977 in Applied Mathematics at the Technical University in St. Petersburg. His second PhD he obtained in 1996 at Fuller Theological Seminary in California. This time he studied theology, with specialist areas in Christian ethics and moral philosophy.
Parush was appointed as Director of Applied Theology at the International Baptist Theological Seminary, Prague, in August 2000. Currently he is the Pro-Rector/ Academic Dean of the seminary and the Course Leader of PhD and MPhil research studies. He is the Director of the Institute of Systematic Study of Contextual Theologies at IBTS.
Parush is an ordained Baptist minister. He served Bulgarian and international Christian communities in different pastoral and teaching ministries.