Dusan Beredi, has been the leading pastor of Novi Sad Christian Fellowship since January 2013, when Daniel and Vera Kuranji ‘passed the baton’ to him. He came to Christ when he was 20 and was healed from alcoholism.
The Christian Fellowship is a church that seeks to be relevant to the local community and to respond to needs of people in Serbia. The church used to work with war refugees but now many other ministries are developed: Rehabilitation Center for heroin addicts, Christian Scouts (Royal Rangers), New Stream (programme connecting Christianity and arts). The goal is to help people in need, but also to point people to Jesus Christ.
Bera, and his wife Mirjana, have been the national co-ordinators for the Alpha course in Serbia for many years. The course has been supported by TEN from the beginning, alongside Alpha in the West Balkans. Bera is also a professor on Protestant Theologian Seminary in Novi Sad, lecturing on Mentoring, Biblical Leadership and Pastoral Epistles; he is also a National leader for Christian scouts ministry – the Royal Rangers.
A few interesting facts about Bera:
- Married to Mirjana, they have two children: Una-Maria and Stefan
- Bera is great fan of outdoor activities, such as camping and fishing
- Stefan trains for soccer, the only sport Bera never liked, but now he rarely misses a game