The Team

Panagiotis Kantartzis

Born and raised in a Christian family, Giotis felt the call to pastoral ministry at the age of 16. He completed the Bible School in Greece when he was 21 and started serving the Greek Evangelical Church of Volos as its pastor. He then went on to continue his theological studies in Boston, while serving as the pastor of the Greek evangelical church there. For the past 20 years he has been serving as pastor of the First Greek Evangelical Church of Athens. Through the ministry of First Greek Evangelical, he was enabled to conceive and initiate a wider vision for church planting in Athens, leading to what is today called the “Polis” network.

Giotis studied Sociology (BA, Panteion University) and Theology (Diploma in Theology, Greek Bible School) in Athens before transferring to the USA for further studies (MSt, Boston University School of Theology, and MDiv, Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary). He also holds a PhD, awarded by the theological faculty of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

He is married to Nopi and they have three sons, George (22), Theofilos (20), and Jason (18).

George Tolias

Born and raised in a Christian family in Greece, George studied Electrical Engineering and taught afterwards as a professor at the same university for three years. In the course of those three years, God’s calling in his life became more obvious leading him to start his studies at the Greek Bible College.

During his theological studies, he worked as an intern at the First Evangelical Church of Athens. He met his wife, Phaedra, at the Greek Bible College and together they continued their studies at Westminster Theological Seminary (MA, Theological Studies). They have two children, Olivia (4 years old) and Nicholas (3 years old).

George is now the Pastor of the Glyfada church, which was the first church plant of the Polis network. He is also completing his second Master’s degree in Eastern Orthodox religion.

Alexandros Pipilios

Tim Coomar

Born and raised in the UK, but with a Greek/Sri-Lankan heritage, Tim has been serving in the context of the Greek Evangelical Church since 2008, first as an intern and then, since 2011, as a church planter at the Exarcheia plant, together with Alexandros.

He studied Modern and Medieval Languages (MA, University of Cambridge) before switching to Theology (MTh, Union School of Theology). Before he came to work for the church, he trained as a web developer, something he continues to this day as an instructor.

Tim is married to Cynthia and they have two daughters, Anna Cordelia (4) and Leda Jane (2).