Georges Houssney

Georges Houssney was raised in the predominantly Muslim city of Tripoli, Lebanon. He came to faith in Jesus Christ as a teenager. Soon God grew a deep love for Muslims in his heart, and he began to sense God's call for full-time service among them. Well-known for his work supervising the translation and publication of the Bible into clear modern Arabic, Georges and his family moved from the Middle East to the United States in 1982 to minister to international students. Georges is passionate about reaching internationals here and abroad with the great news of salvation. He writes and lectures internationally about ministry to Muslims, and he strives to awaken a new generation who will proclaim the gospel boldly. Georges is founder and director of Horizons International and does Muslim evangelism training through his training Engaging Islam.
Bridging the Gap for Muslims

Bridging the Gap for Muslims

Bridging Concept A bridge is a link that connects two opposite sides of a gap. The purpose of a bridge is to transport people or vehicles from one side to the other. "Building bridges" has been used extensively as a missionary strategy aimed at reducing the resistance...

Allah: The god of Islam

Allah: The god of Islam

At the moment a Muslim is born and again on his death bed, seven Arabic words are whispered into his ears: “La ilaha ilia Allah, Muhammad rasul Allah” which translates, “(There is) no god except Allah; Muhammad (is) Allah’s prophet.” This creed, which is the focal...

Pseudonyms in Ministry

Pseudonyms in Ministry

by Georges Houssney Many missionaries choose pseudonyms and pen names to conceal their identity. Some organizations have a policy of secrecy. They choose a secular name on the field that does not link them to the mother organization. This obviously restricts their...

The Battle is the Lord’s (Pt.3/3)

The Battle is the Lord’s (Pt.3/3)

The Battle is the Lord's: A 3-Part Series Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Our plans or God’s plans? There is no doubt that our creator is the God of order. The Bible cites several situations where organization is both recommended and implemented. Moses chose elders and leaders...

The Battle is the Lord’s (Pt.2/3)

The Battle is the Lord’s (Pt.2/3)

The Battle is the Lord's: A 3-Part Series Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 This week I would like to continue to examine our practices in light of God’s word—which is the only authoritative source of wisdom and guidance, in opposition to the best books produced by men. 3. God’s...

The Battle is the Lord’s (Pt.1/3)

The Battle is the Lord’s (Pt.1/3)

The Battle is the Lord's: A 3-Part Series Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 The entire missionary movement is propelled by the word “go.” The Great Commission compels us to “go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation” (Mark 16:15). This mandate, coupled with a...

[VIDEO] Identity

The following teaching video is from Engaging Islam, a course held every year in Boulder, Colorado. This year's Engaging Islam is being held July 11-15 2016.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xYjnS4XHYY

The Intrigue of Primitive Cultures

The Intrigue of Primitive Cultures

Note: This article was originally written from Beirut, Lebanon by Georges Houssney in 2011. This article is not meant to be a comprehensive position on the impact of the gospel on other cultures. It is a critique of missionary practices that give culture more value...

Corruption of His Image: Missions in Genesis Series

Corruption of His Image: Missions in Genesis Series

Corruption of the Divine Image This article is the first of a series that looks deep into the book of Genesis to discover biblical lessons that can be applied in missions. It is an attempt to construct a biblical missiology that proceeds, a priori, from the Bible. My...

Conversion to Christ or Christianity?

Conversion to Christ or Christianity?

It is often said that we do not convert people to Christianity but to Christ. In recent decades Christian missionaries have been hesitant and some even opposed to using the term conversion in their evangelistic work. They even go as far as to advocate against...

Do Not Do As They Do

Do Not Do As They Do

Debate continues over whether Muslims can remain within their socio-religious communities and continue in their religious practices. This is not a new problem. Throughout history God’s people were confronted with other religious communities that they came in contact...

Jesus is the Gospel

At the turn of the twentieth century, a movement began which redefined the meaning of the word gospel. Traditionally the gospel was understood to be the proclamation of the good news of salvation for the lost. As a result pastors and missionaries limited their actions...

Conspiracy of the Nations

There is a cosmic conspiracy against Christ.  We must be careful that we are not unconsciously part of this conspiracy. In 1983 Iranian pastor Mehdi Dibaj was arrested and put in prison because he had converted to Christianity. Bishop Haik Hovspian Mehr leaked the...

Talk: The Reliability of the Bible

The following is a video of Georges Houssney speaking to a group of students at the University of Texas, Austin about the Reliability of the Bible. In the crowd were many muslim students from around the world.

Factors leading to conversion of Muslims to Christ.

In the last few years, I have interacted with hundreds of Muslim converts from many nations around the world. As I heard many testimonies by Muslims of how they have come to Christ, I decided to conduct a formal research to try to understand the factors that led to...

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