Pastor MTh Driton Krasniqi is the president of the Kosova Protestant Evangelical Church (KPEC).
Driton Krasniqi was born in 1975 in Peja. He finished his elementary and secondary education in
Prishtina, Kosova. In 1997 graduated in Biblical studies with International Bible Training Institute
in Great Britain. Upon his return to Kosova served
as minister with the ‘Fellowship of the Lord’s People’ church in Prishtina where he served as pastor between 1997 and 2007.
In 2004 Pastor Krasniqi pursued studies in
Theology with University of Wales in Bangor of
Great Britain. In the year 2007 successfully
defended his dissertation on the topic of History of Protestantism in Kosovo since 18th century for the degree Master of Theology (MTh).
Between 2007 and 2011 he served on the Council of Ministers of Kosova Protestant Evangelical Church. In 2011 he was elected the President of the KPEC and in 2014 was re affirmed in his position for the second term. He also holds ministerial credentials with Assemblies of God in Great Britain.
Krasniqi’s contribution for various charities is particularly important. In the year 2000 he became a co-founder of Kosovar-Finish partnership “House of Hope Foundation”. Between 2010 and 2014 he has lead international NGO ‘World Vision International’ in Kosova. He led the process of development of long term strategy for the Organisation in addressing the needs and helping the most vulnerable. During same time he helped the founding process and for next two years has served on the Board of Kosova Coalition of NGO’s for Child Protection (KOMF).
Since the year 2000 pastor Krasniqi has given a significant contribution to inter-faith dialogue making the Kosovo Protestant part of round table with all other heads of religious communities of Kosovo. He has presented the Kosova Protestant Community in countless local and international conferences and forums. He has given a significant contribution in the area of peacebuilding between communities.
He has given important contribution also in writings for local newspapers and international magazines as well as translation of various titles from English to Albanian language. His contributions are known in the book “Kosovo” as well as in the international volume of “European Pentecostalism” where he covered the Balkans.
At the theological contribution, Pastor Krasniqi is known for his special way of presenting the subject of Homiletics to his students.
Among the much training, it is worth mentioning his expertise in areas of Advocacy, Management and Public Speaking. In addition to his mother tongue Albanian, he also speaks English and Serbian as well as communicates German.