Polish Christian Ministries was established by Paul Bajko in 1954 as he began his work teaching at Eastern Christian Institute in East Orange, NJ. Paul was born in Poland where his father was the minister of one of the local congregations. During World War II Paul was deported to Germany where he worked in a labor camp until he was liberated by American troops. In 1958 when the college moved to Bel Air, MD, and then became Eastern Christian College, Brother Bajko was a vital part of the college work and continued with the mission work in Poland. His primary effort was to assist the people in Poland.
Over the years Paul & Dela Bajko sent clothing, medical supplies, and food to the Polish people to meet the needs. Financial assistance was provided to help the churches and support was raised to underwrite preachers’ salaries and provide buildings for the various congregations. Many books were translated and published in the Polish language to provide much needed literature. For many years a radio ministry was provided in order to get the Gospel message to Poland and surrounding countries. Paul has held countless Faith Promise Rallies here in the States and spoken to churches all over the country to raise the awareness of the needs of Poland. He served the mission for 40 years as Director and then another 16 years specializing in the area of Polish communications and publications. Paul went home to be with the Lord on August 27, 2017, just after celebrating his 95th birthday. Dela continues to reside in Bel Air, MD, since retirement in 2010.
I was a student at ECI during the years of 1955-1956. Paul was one of my teachers. I’ve often wondered about the teachers and students after I left school to transfer to Cincinnati Christian Seminary for the next school year.