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Mark has lived and worked in missions for all of his adult life, living and ministering in the Middle East for 7 years. Currently Mark lives and resides in the USA mobilizing for the field, and working hard to bring modern missions back to the heart of God, His glory. His goal is to build missional communities focused on Christ, that live out Christ incarnately, giving Him glory, and transporting those communities to the Middle East to continue glorifying Christ.3 Articles


Bassam Michael Madany was the Arabic Broadcast minister of the Back-to-God Hour, the radio ministry of the Christian Reformed Church, from 1958-1994. In his retirement ministry, Middle East Resources, he offers materials on the global challenge of Islam from a Christian perspective, on: www.unashamedofthegospel.org Rev. Madany was born in Seleucia, the seaport of Antioch, Syria. He received his education in British and French schools in the Middle East. In 1950, he came to the United States and studied at the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, graduating in May 1953. In 1957, Rev. and Mrs. Madany joined the Christian Reformed Church and moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan, where Rev. Madany took further studies at Calvin Theological Seminary. He holds a Bachelor of Divinity degree from that institution. Rev. Madany pioneered Arabic-language radio missions and developed a Bible-based ministry, which emphasized the centrality of the Word of God in missions to Muslims. Shirley W. Madany was involved in various aspects of the radio ministry, and directed the follow-up department of Saatu'l Islah, the Arabic name of the radio mission. After a five-month battle with pancreatic cancer, Shirley went to be with the Lord on Sunday, 24 August, 2008. Rev. Madany authored “The Bible and Islam: A Basic Guide to Sharing God's Word with a Muslim.” It has gone through many printings in the USA; was published twice in Nairobi, Kenya; once by Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education, in South Africa, and a Russian translation went through two printings, in Moscow, Russia. In 2005 Shirley W. Madany published “Muslims Meeting Christ,” a book of testimonies from Arab listeners whose lives were impacted by the Arabic radio and literature ministry. In 2006, the Madanys published “An Introduction to Islam,” consisting of 33 articles, book reviews, and commentaries on Islam. In January 2008, the book “Kamil Abdul Messiah: A Syrian Convert from Islam to Christianity,” authored in 1897 by Dr. Henry H. Jessup, of the Presbyterian Mission in Beirut, Lebanon, was re-published by Middle East Resources. Rev. Madany has kept up his studies of the Arab-Islamic culture. During his regular visits to the Middle East, he purchased books authored by reform-minded Muslim intellectuals. Thanks to the Internet, he visits Arabic-language reformist websites such as Elpah, Kwtanweer, Alawan, and Aafaq. This enables him to keep abreast of the ferment taking place among Arab intellectuals who are working hard at “reforming” Islam, or critiquing it having been convinced of Islam's inability to adjust to modernity. On the bright side, he is following with great interest the rise of an indigenous Christian Church in the Maghreb.3 Articles


Pierre Rashad Houssney, MENA Regional Director for Horizons International, is a Lebanese-American who grew up in the context of cross-cultural ministry among Muslims and international students. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado, and is fluent in English and Arabic. He has been in full-time ministry with Horizons International since 2006, and has been an active member of Horizons’ teaching staff and curriculum development team since 2002. He played a lead role in the development and teaching of the Engaging Islam and Cubs to Lions training curricula, and co-edited Engaging Islam (Georges Houssney, Treeline Publishing, Boulder, CO, 2010). Pierre has traveled to over 30 countries, and his field experience in the Middle East began when he spent summers doing outreach in Lebanon as a teenager and spent a gap year during university doing music ministry in Beirut. Pierre lives in Beirut, Lebanon, with his wife, Gigi, and their two children, where he leads a team of nationals and missionaries who run a center for evangelism and discipleship among Muslims. As a key part of Horizons' teaching staff, he trains Arab and Western Christians for effective ministry to Muslims, and is active in missiological advocacy among the global missions community. Pierre is a team player, and loves to see new leaders thrive and work together to glorify God. He is well-connected to Lebanese churches and those who minister to Muslims in the Middle East.3 Articles


Studied Biblical Studies (with an emphasis on OT) at San Jose Bible college (Now called William Jessup University) and Computer Science and Hebrew at San Jose State University. Currently works as a Network Consultant professionally.2 Articles


JAY'S SUMMARY OF ACTIVITY I have worked for over 27 years with Muslims, have two masters degrees in divinity and Islamics, and I am currently finishing my Phd. dissertation at the Bible College of Victoria, Australia, under the supervision of Dr. Peter Riddell. UNIVERSITY WORK: My area of expertise is in Christian/Muslim apologetics and polemics. As such I have been invited onto many university campuses to teach classes, participate in panels, help out numerous Christian Union's with training, and also to do 'dialogues' and debates with Muslim polemicists. DEBATES: Since 1995 I have participated in over fifty formal debates with distinguished Muslim scholars, statesmen, and apologists, including: Dr. Jamal Badawi (Univ. of Halifax), Dr. Mousa Pidcock (Leader of the Islamic party of Britain.), Abdul Rahman Green (Da'ist at Regents Park Mosque), Shabir Ally (President of the Islamic Propagation Center, Toronto, and world renowned debater), Benazir Bhutto (former Prime Minster of Pakistan), Sheikh Omar Bakri Muhammad (Founder of Hizb-ul-Tahrir-UK, and al Muhajiroun), Ishmael Muhammad (son of Elijah Muhammad, the founder of Nation of Islam), Dr. Azzam Tamimi (President of Muslim Association of Britain, and Hamas spokesman), Dr. Timothy Winter (Cambridge Univ. Lecturer & convert to Islam), Ayattolah Sayed Fadhel Milani (Principal UK based Shiite Cleric), Anas al-Tikriti (Muslim Association of Britain), Iqbal Siddiqui (Editor of Crescent International Magazine), Sarfraz Manzoor (Independent Muslim journalist), Sheikh Muhammad Bahmanpour (Shiite cleric and professor of theology), Mohammed Ali (Head of The Muslim Channel [TV]), Sheikh Mohammad Al Houssaini (professor at Leo Baeck Rabbinical College), and Sheikh Abu Hamza al Misri (President and founder of Students of Shariah, and convicted terrorist). TEACHING: Since working on my Phd. I have been teaching advanced Islamics to the 2nd year students at OM's Turning Point, in Harlesden, London, and have taught apologetics/polemics at Oakhill College in Southgate, London, for the last five years, as well as apologetics at Moorland Bible College in Bournemouth. I am now teaching 1-2 week modules on Islam at two Seminaries (Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, and the Ethiopian Graduate Theological Seminary in Addis Ababa). I also teach Islamics every year for Ichthus's Networkers Program in SE London, and Christian/Muslim Apologetics for the Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM) in Oxford. Since 2001, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) has been using me to teach their evangelists Islamics in the US, England and Scotland. OVERSEAS TRAINING: For the last 7 years I have been teaching 1-2 week-long programs in Islamics, training missionaries before they go into the Muslim world. The countries I have taught include: Korea, Russia, South Africa, Brazil, Sweden, Finland, Belgium, Spain, Kyrgyzstan, Italy, Nigeria, Ethiopia, the US, Canada and Hungary. SPEAKER'S CORNER: Though I have been going to debate at Speaker's Corner since 1993, it has been since 2000 that I have been leading a workshop every Sunday afternoon (1:30 - 3:00 p.m.) at All Souls Church, Langham Place, teaching and preparing Christians who are interested in engaging publicly with Muslims. We have between 20 - 50 who attend every week, though the number rises to 150-200 during the summer, due to the influx of Christians who come to London to engage with Muslims. Following the workshop we head down to Speaker's Corner and engage with the Muslims for 2-3 hours. YOUTUBE: Most recently, I have been posting over sixty 5-10 minute videos on the very popular Youtube internet site (see: http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=PfanderFilms) answering the most frequently asked questions (FAQs), which then are used to reverse the questions, and open the site up for vigorous discussions with both Muslims and Christians. To date, over 800,000 people have watched those videos, and hundreds of videos by Muslims have been posted in response. CODGERS: In the last year I have helped begin a group of 10-15 men and women interested in learning and doing debates with Muslims. We meet fortnightly to carry out debates (one person taking on the Muslim position, the other that of Christianity), to film them and then critique them. As of the autumn of 2009 we are carrying out 1-2 debates per month with Muslims in the London area on a range of topics concerning both Islam and Christianity. BRITISH MUSEUM TOUR: During the initiation of my Phd. I put together a tour which looked at archaeological, documentary and manuscript evidence for the Bible (both the Old and New Testament) which can be found in the British Museum and the British Library. To date over 4,000 people have taken the tour, and it has now been filmed. A new 6 hour DVD of the tour has been put together in English and in Persian, which you can procure at: http://www.222publications.com/catalog/2 Articles


Scott Seaton is the pastor of Emmanuel Presbyterian Church (PCA). Prior to his current ministry, Scott served as a PCA missionary, a church missions pastor and the director of the PCA's international ministry to Muslims. He also is the lead author of "A Call To Faithful Witness," the PCA's 2011 overture related to Muslim Idiom Translations.2 Articles


John M. Drescher was Minister of Scottdale Mennonite Church, Scottdale, Pennsylvania. 1973-1978, currently lives in Quakertown, PA.1 Articles


June Engdahl is a retired legal secretary having spent most of her career working in a large San Francisco law firm. She now resides in her native Minnesota and is a member of Mission Orthodox Presbyterian Church in St. Paul. She edits the articles of Rev. Bassam Madany, a retired radio missionary to Muslims, who writes on several international websites.1 Articles


After a childhood spent watching his parents’ work in ministry to the Muslim world, Quinn decided at an early age to dedicate his life to serving the church in the Middle East. While a student in Southern California he exhibited this focus through a multitude of leadership projects, internships, and mission trips to the Middle East. Upon graduating from Pepperdine University he quickly raised support and moved to Beirut to serve alongside the local Horizons International team. Today Quinn is passionate about equipping local leaders for ministry through media and business, while he is also hard at work learning Arabic.1 Articles


Louis his wife Annie Liss serve in Beirut, Lebanon at the Horizons’ Hope Of The Nations center with their two children David and Rebekah. While Louis pastored in Phoenix, they worked with incarcerated Muslim youth in Arizona as well as leading short term evangelism teams to Dearborn, MI with Horizons. After moving overseas to pursue long term mission work, Louis began to invest in the lives of the high school boys from the center. He now meets weekly with them sharing the gospel and raising up a new generation of Christian leaders. They also are in charge of discipling the international staff & interns working with Horizons in Beirut, in order to overcome cultural barriers and create long-term sustainability and unity amongst the Horizons’ team.1 Articles