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Bradin, Gheorghe
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Gheorghe Bradin (1895–1962) was born to a rather modest family on February 3, 1895, in Ghioroc, the district of Lipova in Romania. Converted from an Orthodox family to the Baptist church where he met Persida, his future wife, he was baptized in water on May 10, 1914 at the age of 19. In 1915 Bradin was enrolled in the army and sent to the frontline in the Austro-Hungarian army, but was captured by the Russians and imprisoned in Russia until February 1918. On his return, he married Persida in 1918 and live in Păuliș where he eventually became the leader of a local Baptist church on January 1, 1922.


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Constantineanu, Corneliu, “Bradin, Gheorghe”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 28 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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