1883-1969

1883, Greece or Albania.

1969, Arizona.

East Lawn Palms Cemetery, Tucson, Arizona.

Raised in the Greek Orthodox Church, Athans left home at age 15, after his father’s death. He spent two years in the island of Corfu, Greece, and two more in Egypt, then went to Great Britain, where he worked as sailor. In 1903 he went to America, and during immigration processing, someone gave him a New Testament in Greek. A year later, he joined a Nazarene church in Chicago, Illinois. He then enrolled in a Bible school and university. While in school in California, he began to study Spanish and to work with the Latino community. In 1910 he decided to work in evangelism. In 1931, he joined the Methodist missionary work in Latin America, retiring in 1949. His works include:

  1. Abre Mis Ojos a la Luz
  2. Cristo Es Mi Dulce Salvador
  3. De Lo Mejor al Maestro
  4. Del Tal Manera Me Amó
  5. Dulces Melodías Cantaré
  6. En el Monte Calvario
  7. Jesús Me Incluye a Mí
  8. Mi Vida Di por Ti
  9. Suenan Melodías en Mi Ser
  10. Tras el Ocaso