Meet the Pastor
Pastor Moussa was born in Syria. At the age of fourteen, he immigrated to America, where he finished high school in Pennsylvania.One of his friends shared with him about Christ, His atoning death, and His gift of salvation, he received Christ as his Lord and savior at the age of eighteen.
Rev. Moussa went to Marietta Bible College in Marietta, Ohio, where he got his BA in Pastoral Theology. In 1988 He went back to his home country Syria, to reach his people with the Gospel message.
Thana and Joseph spent nine years in Syria. They ministered in the city of Damascus for one year and in the city of Homs for eight years. They also served at nearby villages. God richly blessed their ministry in the country of Syria. As a result about seven thousand Arabic New Testaments were distributed; about fifty believers were baptized, (however much more than that number were saved). Three young men who were called to the full time ministry went to Bible colleges and got their training.Pastor Joseph's goal is to serve God with his gifts.
Hearts for Church Planting and TV ministry
In 1998 the Lord led them to plant an Arabic Church in Rockville MD, just outside of Washington DC, to reach the Arabic community that lives in Washington DC, Southern MD, and Northern VA, which estimate more than 300,000 persons .
On August 2001 the Lord used them to plant another Arabic Church in York, Pennsylvania. God richly blessed the new work. The ministry grew from a few numbers to 60-70 in attendance. More than twenty-five persons accepted Christ. God raised a wonderful group of leaders who have the potential of reaching the region and beyond for Christ. Four young men from the church are being called to full time ministry.
God gave pastor Moussa a vision to reach the Arabic communities in the States, and throughout the Middle East where more the 300 million persons speak the Arabic language. This vision is based on Christ’s purpose for New Testament church.
Acts 1: 8 “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."
This church now has a satellite TV pogrom in Arabic (Peace with God) that reaches America, Canada, and Mexico.