"Growing up on the Mission field for twenty years has not only taught me the life of a missionary but also the struggles and battles of every believer.
God has burdened my heart in a great way. He has shown me that Arabs can come to salvation; He has shown me that Jews can come to the MESSIAH, and that the people in Israel are losing hope in life. Seeing people bleed every day, and seeing a person one day and gone the next because of violence has made me appreciate life."
Throughout the entire country of Israel there is only 15,000 born again Christians who are daily persecuted by the other two dominating religions. Pastor Steven has seen church members attacked, discriminated against, and lose of income all for the sake of the Gospel. Several believers under his ministry have been martyred, including his own uncle, and several youth girls who invited children to VBS. Persecution has always faced Pastor Steven's life growing up as an Arab pastor during the intifadas'.
Today, Pastor Steven is the Vice President of Holy Land Missions. Which has been reaching out to the lost in Israel for the past 30yrs. Today, Six locations around the country are actively preaching the Gospel to a hurting nation, including Calvary Church in Jerusalem and First Baptist in Bethlehem.
Pastor Steven has attended Bible College in Springfield MO, and received his Bachelor of Science in Pastoral Ministry and Theology. He is an affiliate with the BBFI, the National Christian Foundation, and the Voice of the Martyrs Organization. He is the youngest ordained Israeli Arab pastor in Israel and the surrounding Arab countries.
Pastor Steven has recently published, "Diplomatic Christianity" and has been discussed in several books and interview by organizations such as CBN and ICEJ. He currently writes religious articles for Al-Quds, the largest Arabic newspaper in the Holy Land.