<a href="https://biblicalmissiology.org/blog/author/ghoussney/" target="_self">Georges Houssney</a>

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.


  1. Jim lasché

    Thank you, Georges, for this well-written and well-thought out article. You and Horizons International have been an inspiration to the rest of us in the ACMI (Association of Christians Ministering to Internationals) community.

    Jim Lasché, serving with International Students Inc.

  2. Georges Houssney

    Thank you to all of you for commenting.
    To God be the glory

  3. lisa


    I want to personally thank you for the blessing your ministry, and the Engaging Islam trainings, have been to me. The first time I attended one of your trainings was in 2011 for an Engaging Islam panel, with Abdu Murray and Nabeel Qureshi. 2011 was a big turning point in my life when God grew a deep burden for my muslim friends. It became personal.

    My roommate in college was Malaysian and another dear friend was Saudi. Fast forward to 2017, when after years of prayer, I was able to give this same Saudi friend your NAV Arabic/english NT, with a handwritten note urging him to seek the truth with his whole heart and that he would find it (Jer 29:13).

    I echo your thoughts here as now at 34 years old, and definitely in the past, it can be very isolating when you feel as one of the few Christians that have a burden for the lostness of muslims. For the past 3 years I’ve led outreach to afghan women via English tutoring with my home church. God has definitely humbled me and taught me repeatedly that we as a Church must simply get over ourselves. When we keep the focus on the beauty and power of the gospel, and not the lostness surrounding us, it gives the courage to be bold. Fear is a reality that we all as Christians must face. But in my case, it is knowing God is with me and His Holy Spirit is leading me that makes me brave to face those fears head on. Fear is there and there’s no denying the legitimate fear we must face as Christians in spiritual warfare. But His grace truly is sufficient (2 cor. 12:9).

    Thank you again for the blessing your ministry has been and still is to me.

    In Him,

  4. Ali Houssney

    This article is wonderful and filled with truth about the real character of Islam. As an ex-Muslim I rejoice every day over the fact that since 1950, more Muslims than ever have come to Christ. I was saved through George Houssney’s preaching in 2006. My prayer lines up with his prayer, that more and more Muslims will become disillusioned and disappointed with this lie that has blinded so many people from the living God and eternal life. I believe the Spirit of God can do a mighty miracle in the Muslim world and I have been praying for the entire Islamic world every day for 16 consecutive years, as well as seek the Lord for opportunities to be used by Him to share the gospel with Muslims. It is so sad that so many Imams and others try to hide the facts about this false religion and delude people from seeing the violence, hatred, bloodshed, etc., how Islam is the exact opposite and perfect counterfeit of the gospel of Jesus Christ. May the number of Muslim converts to Christ continue to exponentiate in even greater numbers and may the God of discernment grant Muslims this special gift.

  5. Polly Pedersen

    Thank you for this very comprehensive article , Georges! I understand why your passion has been for reaching internationals especially students who are young and still have open impressionable minds. It is a ripe field and sad that opportunities have not been taken advantage.
    The Christmas of ’21 my husband, son and I moved to Huntsville Alabama. My husband Jan and I were living with our daughter and her family. Our 28 yr old son works for Toyota, Huntsville and rented a room but recently bought a house last month..For the past two years my husband has been completely rehabbing a house just outside Fayetteville Tennessee. When I return from Cody Wyoming the end of this month,where I’ve been visiting my daughter and her family…We will be move into our TN homeministry. Over 18 acres of peaceful pastoral setting outside of very sweet town! I’m involved with the Pregnancy crisis Center and I’m seeking to resume my Moms in Prayer . I led a group in Huntsville.
    You may recall my friend Simone and her family. She and her husband Paul split up and he is living in Ghana developing a business. Her son Bashir opened Simone’s kitchen in Coxsackie, New York which shut down during covid but I believe is in the works of reopening. He had a very faithful following!. He opened Simone’s kitchen in Schenectady, awesome Lebanese Mediterranean food like his parents business. They opened up Simone’s kitchen in Troy New York many years ago. It changed hands but don’t go there! The man who runs it is not very ethical. I’m being kind! LOL Bashir and his partner have won many awards so if you’re ever in New York definitely seek out the restaurant.. The food is phenomenal!
    Well that’s all the update for now ! I continue to pray for Horizons and financially give support every year.
    Blessings to you and your family.
    Sincerely in Christ,
    Polly Pedersen

  6. Judson Stone

    I appreciate your article and the five negative reactions to it. Your counsel is also right now. I’m getting ready to publish a biography of Rev George E Stone, a pioneer with the Arabian Mission (1898-99). The research helped me increase my knowledge of Islam. I’ve had the privilege of knowing Muslims. My wife and I helped three Iranians come to faith in Jesus.

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