My name is Mitko Goranov. With my wife Tzetza we have three children. Micho is pastoring our church in Vidin. Kamelia is married for Aleksei and is a student. Stefan is in school.
On May 28th 1985 I was filled with the Holy Spirit. This is was the moment of my full commitment. For the first seven years I was part of the church in which I got saved. There I met also my wife Tzetza. We got married in 1986 on the 20th of March. The church was a great place for that time. But in 1988 a hunger came in my heart for more of God. I began to seek God through His word and in prayer. My heart was burning to see a church, not just people who were in one place, but people who think the same way, to believe the same way! Now I would call it people who have the same “doctrine and same spirit”, people free from religion and people reaching the lost with the gospel of Jesus Christ. We were believing at that time and preparing for our life in heaven with Christ. This is a beautiful thing and absolutely right (this is something which we miss today)! But there was no teaching how we should live here, on earth with Christ!
I am sorry to say this, but in the church where I was this wasn’t happening.
In the beginning of 1992 I gathered the people in small groups in the different neighbourhoods to teach them. I was going in the back yard of the hospital and I was preaching and praying for the people who were showing at the windows of their hospital rooms. I was walking the streets and the squares. I was preaching the gospel. People were coming and receiving healing and they were surrendering their lives to Jesus!
On the 3rd of May 1992 was our first official service. This is how our church began.