National Evangelical Church of Beirut
P.O.Box 11-5224,

Tel: (961) 1-980051/52
Mobile: (961) 3-690112
Fax: (961) 1-980050

I- Personal:
Birth: Beirut, 1950
Status: Married to Wadi'a Jabara
Children: Eva Renée

II- Academic:
1972 B.A., American University of Beirut (Philosophy).
1975 M.Div., Yale University Divinity School.
1976 S.T.M. student, Princeton Theological Seminary.
1992 Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary.

III- Professional:
1980-85 Full-time lecturer in church history, Near East School of Theology, Beirut, Lebanon.
Part-time pastor, National Evangelical Church of Beirut.

1985- Full-time pastor, National Evangelical Church of Beirut.
Part-time lecturer, Near East School of Theology, Beirut, Lebanon.

1985- 2007 Presiding judge, Confessional Court of the Evangelical Community of Beirut.

1985- Member, Executive Committee, Middle East Council of Churches.

1985- Member, Exec. Comm., Supreme Council of Evangelical Churches in Syria and Lebanon.

1995- Member, Executive committee, Fellowship of the Middle East Evangelical Churches.

1995- Board member, SAT 7 International Board (Chair of Int. Board since 1997)

Area of expertise:
American Protestant Missionary Activity in the Near East (esp. Lebanon and Syria)

Publications: Mostly articles in journals on the general area of Protestantism in the Middle East.

Co-editor: Christianity Through Its History In The East, 2001 (In Arabic).
Chief editor of the English translation, 2005.

English Publications:
Christianity : A History In The Middle East, (Chief editor) Middle East Council of Churches Publications, Beirut: 2006

“The Protestant Evangelical Community in the Middle East: Impact on Cultural and Societal Developments,” International Review of Missions Vol. 89:352, 2000. pp. 60-69

“American Protestant Beginnings in the Middle East:1820-1865,” Theological Review 14:2. 1993. pp 63-86

“The Origin of American Protestant interests in the Middle East:1780-1823,” Theological Review 13:2. 1992. pp 79-106

Mission to Nominal Christians, PH.D. dissertation, Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton NJ, 1992