HOUSE OF JOY CHURCHES


HOUSE OF JOY CHURCHES
YOUR EXTENDED FAMILY


HOUSE OF JOY CHURCHES
YOUR EXTENDED FAMILY

History

Vision

OUR HEARTS ARE BURNING WITH DESIRE FOR REACHING THE YOUNG GENERATION IN BULGARIA AND AROUND THE WOURLD WITH MESSAGE OF SALVATION, LOVE, HOPE, HEALING AND FORGIVENESS. The solid foundation we build our lives upon in “House of Joy” Church are the words of our Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe that all things are possible through Jesus Christ!

If you need words of comfort, acting love, supernatural healing and message of abundant life in the Lord, you are WELCOME!

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Today pastor Vladimir together with his wife Borislava and their three children are ministering in

“House of Joy Church”

, Lulin. Apart from the main church in Lulin, Sofia, House of Joy has two more affiliated churches - in Bankya and Bozhutshte. All together they represent International Christian Center Lulin. Currently they oversees three more churches in the country.

 

International ministry

In the last years God opens a doors for international ministry in USA, Israel, Macedonia, France, Denmark. They have in their heart a vision to reach many nations in Africa and all around the World with the Love of God, and to lift up the name of Jesus Christ.

Personal testimony

Pastor Vladimir Vladimirov receives Jesus Christ as a personal Savior in November 1992, at age of 16. He is born and raised in atheistic family in Dobrich, North East part of Bulgaria. In the early years of the revival in Bulgaria between 1990-1993, God mighty work over entire Bulgaria, calling many people to Him. During the communism Dobrich is a city without single evangelical church. In the beginning of 90’s thousands of people are touched by the Gospel. In short time two churches are estabished. The first one is with about 1000 members, and second one - with over 500 members. After receiving the Lord, Vladimir started to help in the church. During that time the church is have services at the biggest communistic hall in the city. After less than 6 months, God call him to become a home group leader. One year later God is calling him and group of friends to establish youth ministry, which at that time doesn’t exist in the church. The pastor and the elders approve the idea and the youth ministry starts. After a period of growing in the ministry Vladimir moves to Sofia. There he study in Sofia University, and obtain master degree in science of Biology. Few months prior moving to Sofia, he meets Borislava during youth summer camp, organized by Bishop Milcho Totev near city of Bourgas. They start friendship. In 1996 they get married. Now Vladimir and Borislava are happy parents of three children – Michaela (girl), Simeon (boy) and Yoanna (girl).

Ministry in the church

From 1996 till 2010 they ministry in the church. During these years Vladimir is a preacher, afterwords pastor at the church. Borislava is worship leader and working with children in kids ministry.

April 2010 Vladmir’s beloved father in law and spiritual father Bishop Milcho Totev unexpectedly went to be with Lord. Since then Vladimir and Borislava are Senior pastors in the church.

God put in their hearts to reach the new generation – kids, teenagers, youth with a message of love and hope in our Lord Jesus.

Our roots, The Story of House Joy Churches

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House of Joy Church, Lulin is founded in 1989 at house of a widow in Sofia by the vision of pastor Milcho Totev. The beginning is few months before the collapse of communistic regime in Bulgaria. During the communism it is not allowed to testify a faith in God and going to a church. In times of increased persecution of the believers, many preachers, pastors are thrown in prisons, prison camps. Their families are moved to distant towns with no information about each other. In November 1989, after 45 years of atheism, God is doing a great miracle and this regime is falling down.

Pastor Milcho Totev hear God’s voice to establish a church in Lulin. Shortly after he receives a telephone call from an old lady, who tells him that on Vruh Mancho str., near Lulin there is small group of old ladies, who are praying for pastor. Pastor Milcho Totev and his family begin to ministry. For very short time the small group in one room is growing and it is needed to double the space. The church starts mainly with old ladies, but shortly becomes a youth church. Pastor Milcho Totev boldly preach the Word of God in open areas, stadiums, squares and streets.

In the 90’s, together with a team he is traveling for evangelization crusades around the country. From town to town multitudes give their lives to Jesus. God is doing great miracles – the deaf hear, the blind see, the lame walk. In one single day approximately 1000 people are baptized in water, in a river near Blagoevgrad. God put a vision to open new churches in different parts of Sofia. Young people are trained and sent to ministry in the churches. In short period seven churches House of Joy are established in Sofia.

Through the ministry of pastor Milcho Totev are founded many churches in the whole country. During that period Bulgaria is facing a awesome revival.

Biography Bishop Milcho Totev

Born Milcho Ivanov Totev in November, 1947, Jambol, Bulgaria. He grew up in Pentecostal family and was born again at 23 years old. He married Anni Bobeva Totev in 1970 and met through the church. They have 2 children, Emmanuel and Borislava; and 3 grandchildren. Both of their children received Jesus as savior as young children and help in the ministry. Emmanuel is pastor of New Day Church, Sofia, where he serve together with his wife Silvana. He is also professional musician. Currently he is founder and part of band called Alex&4Give.

Borislava is worship leader in House of Joy Church , Sofia. Her husband Vladimir is Senior Pastor in the same church. In the early 1900s, Milcho’s grandfather received God when he was on the frontline during World War I and received a word from the Lord. When he returned alive, he became orthodox believer. One day two missionaries, Russian Americans, came with anointing from Azuza Street and they stopped at the railway station in his village. He ran quickly to meet these people and they prayed over him and he received the Holy Ghost. After that they threw him out of the Orthodox church and he started to do street ministry and take the good news to many villages. He organized 28 churches all over the country with power of God and miracles. He died at 93 years old with very good condition and no sickness. His full testimony can be found in his book “Moved by the Holy Spirit”.

Milcho was baptized with the Holy Ghost in 1969 and became a personal witness of Jesus. Later elders of the Pentecostal Union recognized gift of Holy Spirit and they prepared him for ministry. 1976 he left Sofia and went to work in small town in the mountains and to serve in small church there. 1980 he received calling for full-time ministry in Kustendil for 6 years then received calling for full-time ministry in Sofia at First Pentecostal. He was second pastor next to the Chairman of the Pentecostal Union for the region. During this time, he visited European convention in England and then in 1988 East-West Convention with John Osteen in Karlsruhe, Germany.

God changed his faith again. He received anointing and returned to Bulgaria and began to preach boldly in First Pentecostal Church. The church was full of young people and it was the reason that he received persecution from the Communist government and he was put out of his ministry into the street. Without work and without right to preach the gospel. At this time, Communism collapsed and he lifted one wood cross in the center of the capital with thousands of young people and boldly confessed Jesus as Lord over Bulgaria. This started a very big revival in Bulgaria. People went out into the street to destroy Communism and to lift up Jesus.

For a period of 3-4 years, he organized thousands of full-gospel churches across Bulgaria. For about 20 years, he has preached the gospel in more than 20 different countries. He has taken part in many crusades in USA, Russia, Belarus, Siberia, Ukraine, Greece, Sweden, Finland, France, England, Germany, South Africa and many others. 1999 he was invited to the crusade with TL Osborne in England. At this crusade, they consecrated him as Bishop with international ministry. He was consecrated by Arch Bishop Earl Polk from Atlanta. He belongs to the international office of Bishops in Atlanta, Georgia. After that, he established 3 more churches in Sofia with two owned buildings. Overall, he is responsible as Bishop for 15 churches under the name United in Christ.