Authors

Biblical Missiology has many authors, experts in their areas of domain from around the world. Find the articles written by author below.

David Byle has been spreading the gospel and helping to plant churches in Central Asia and Turkey for almost 20 years. He is part of the leadership team of an evangelistic ministry that partners with church planters throughout Turkey. He lives with his wife and five children in Istanbul.1 Articles



Mark is a pastor and author based in Melbourne, Australia. He holds a PhD in Linguistics from the Australian National University (1984), and a ThD (on Qur'anic Theology) from the Australian College of Theology (2016). He is a member of the Australian Academy of Humanities.1 Articles


Elijah Abraham, is the founder and executive director of Living Oasis Ministries. Elijah's story began in Baghdad in 1965 when he was born to an Iraqi Shi'ite Muslim family. At the age of 15, his father sent him to the Europe because of the incredible suffering the Iraq-Iran war brought on the country, and to spare him the compulsory military duty and an almost certain untimely death in battle. Living on his own in unfamiliar surroundings, Elijah began to explore the Christian faith, an endeavor for which he suffered physical harm at the hand of other Iraqis around him. This was due to Saddam's command to bring more Iraqis from overseas to fight his war with Iran. Elijah fled to the USA in 1987, began to attend church regularly and finally accepted Christ in 1995. He subsequently obtained a degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Since the events of September 11, 2001, Elijah has been educating US churches about Islam, the Islamic threat and how to reach Muslims for Christ. In addition to being a speaker, teacher and media personality, Elijah has trained missionaries from the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. He has also taught in the many nations around the globe and a number of closed Muslim countries. He has served as Director of two other non-profit organizations, as Minister of Missions for a local Baptist church, an Assistant. He has given a number of radio interview (Today's issues) with AFR radio, Janet Parshall show, Live the Word with John Nieder DFW. He also written couple of articles on www.battlefortruth.org. Elijah also speaks to political, conservative, and business group about exposing the Islamic agenda in the US. He loves preaching the word and call for repentance.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


Pat and family have been involved in ministry in for 25 years, 10 of them in the arab world. For seven years they were involved in a church planting team in North Africa. They are currently involved in missions mobilization, church ministry , and education on South Florida.1 Articles


Ralph (Dave) Westfall is wrapping up a second career in teaching computer information systems at a public university in Southern California. Although raised in a somewhat Christian environment, he tried atheism in his youth but that didn't work out very well for him. After struggling with alcohol and anti-social behavior for years, he was invited to a church through door-to-door evangelism. In the second week he put his faith and trust in Jesus and was baptized a week later. His conversion was literally a life-changing experience. He has been walking with the Lord ever since, although God's path has taken him through two churches that had a lot of problems. Nevertheless he learned a lot about how to follow Jesus through his experiences in those situations.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


Joshua Lingel is the executive director of i2 Ministries. He has pursued his area of passion and expertise, Muslim evangelism and Islamic Studies, at six universities in the United States and Europe over the past 19 years. He has earned degrees and pursued post-graduate studies at the University of Washington, Harvard University, (SOAS) University of London, Knox Seminary and Biola University/Talbot School of Theology. Focusing on Political Science and then Philosophy of Religion and Ethics for his graduate work - he later pursued post-graduate studies in origins and early emergence of Islam, contemporary issues in Islam, Radical Islam/terrorism, early Islamic archaeology, textual criticism of the Qur'an, Islamic law and missions with Muslims. Joshua has done extensive research on these subjects and knows many of the best scholars in theses fields of research. He has written papers on "The History of Quríanic Textual Variants" and "Arthur Jefferyís Project for the study of the Qurían" (Soon coming, Brill Press, 2010). Josh has been asked to participate and/or give scholarly papers at the Corpus Coranicum - Exploring the Textual Beginnings of the Qur'an (University of Berlin); The Syriac Aramaic Qur'an (University of Notre Dame) and Inrah Institute for Research of Early Islamic History and the Koran Conference 2008. In 1999 he was the recipient of the Leighton/Sandy Ford Leadership Award in Evangelism through Billy Graham Ministries. He has been involved in leading large groups in inner city evangelism amongst the local mosques in Seattle, Los Angeles and London in addition to evangelistic outreaches into the 10-40 Window. Joshua is well known as a global missions strategist, conference speaker, trainer, and apologist; networking and giving support to numerous catalytic Christian leaders and movements throughout Asia, Africa and South America. He was also on the pastoral and teaching staff of Mill Creek Four Square Church in Seattle, WA. Joshua has trained numerous groups of students and missionaries globally in Christian Apologetics to Islam and currently teaches at Biola University/Talbot School of Theology the only undergraduate and graduate course in the world offered on Christian Apologetics to Islam. Joshua is the co-Director and mentor of the Scholars with a Dream (SWAD) program, which scholarships and trains 100 Evangelicals with PhD's in Islamic Studies in the West. Most importantly, Joshua is the Founder and Executive Director of i2 Ministries, which aims to equip the global church to effectively evangelize Muslims. i2 Ministries provides intensive Muslim Ministry video courses and training curriculum for church based training structures globally. Joshua is married to Jussara and is expecting their first child.1 Articles