From 2009 to 2016, Dragan Manev was the ordained pastor of the Evangelical Church in Veles, where he and his wife served in the pastoral ministry. Dragan and his team also planted a Roma church in Veles, having a heart for the Roma community.
Following a special outreach in the summer of 2016, Dragan and his family moved to Resen in June 2017, a town in the south of the country with no evangelical witness.
Dragan is married to Biljana, and they have two young children: Daniel and Marija.
For Dragan and Biljana, sharing the good news in Macedonia is their top priority. One of their favourite ways to evangelise is by using a puppet show ministry (often with help from a UK team). More recently they have converted some rooms in their home into a Hope Centre, a place to meet with people and chat over a cup of coffee. Their ministry includes regular services, home bible studies, children’s work, distributing Christmas shoeboxes and compassion work.
Beside his pastoral work, Dragan, as a graduate of theology, wrote a booklet titled, ‘The Truth about Black Magic’. The booklet is important for ‘vaccination’ and evangelism of the people in Macedonia because the people are engaged in the occult practices and many do not realise the dangers involved.