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  • Dr. Atef Gendy

    Dr. Atef Gendy

    atefgendy@etsc.org

    President

    Dr. Gendy is the President of the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo since 2000. He also serves as the professor of New Testament at the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo (ETSC).

     

    Background

    Dr. Gendy grew up in Assyout in a Christian Presbyterian family. He served among the high school students for several years and then became an elder in his local church, the second Presbyterian Church in Assyot. 

     

    Education

    Atef worked as a civil engineer from 1982-1984, then served for over eight years (1984-1992) as director of a training center in the south of Egypt to help equip lay leaders for the ministry in village churches (especially in churches that had no pastors). He studies theology at ETSC and graduated in 1992 and was chosen same year to join the faculty of ETSC as an instructor in New Testament. Dr. Gendy has earned his Ph.D. in 2001 from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, where he studied under I. Howard Marshall and wrote his thesis on "The Parables of Jesus or the Parables of Mathew? A question of the Authenticity of the Parables in the First Gospel." He has written study notes to the book of Acts for the Bible Society of Egypt and he has an Arabic book in print about: The Interpretation of the Parables of Jesus with Dar Al-Thaqafa Publishing House.

     

    Positions

    Currently Dr. Gendy is the president of Evangelical Theological Seminay in Cairo (ETSC),

    Serving as a translation consultant for the Revised Arabic Bible Translation (Van Dyke),

    Serving in a similar capacity in a committee formed by WEA to evaluate some recent bible translations,

    Serves on the editorial committee for an ongoing project: The Arabic Contemporary Commentary and is participating as an author in this series by writing a commentary on the Gospel of Matthew.

    Dr. Atef Gendy
    President
  • Dr. Hani Youssef Hanna

    Dr. Hani Youssef Hanna

    hhanna@etsc.org

     Professor of Theology

    Education

    Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Princeton Theological Seminary, 2013

    Master of Sacred Theology (S.T.M.), Yale University Divinity School, 2003

    Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.), Evangelical Theological Seminary of Cairo, 2001

    Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Minia University Engineering School, 1992

     

     

    Faith & Life Story

    An experience of suffering in my family has deeply shaped my faith/life story as my brother became mentally ill due to meningitis in a very early age. In addition to the internal hardship of having to deal with a mentally-ill person, my family often suffered some sort of exclusion by a society in which mental illness was at best medically/culturally primitive in taking care of people with disabilities, and at worst considered by some as divine punishment. This experience involved two sides that irreconcilably went hand in hand then: questioning the goodness/might of God on the one hand and wondering about my father’s faithful service to such a God on the other. The effects of this experience on me were feelings of self-pity and anger. But it was my father’s verbal and lived witness to God’s healing love in Jesus Christ that sustained my faith and freed me to carry on living and serving God. God has called me to disciple Christian leaders in the suffering Arab World through the teaching and writing of a Reformed theology, done in conversation with both culture and the great Christian traditions.

     

     

    Associations I am affiliated with:

    Presbyterian Church of Egypt-Synod of the Nile

    Evangelical Theological Seminary of Cairo

     

    List of Courses I teach

    Introduction to Systematic Theology

    The Doctrine of Atonement

    The Theology of Paul Tillich

    Ecumenical Theology

     

    List of topics I am available to speak on

    Christian Doctrine

    Theology and Culture (other religions, science, philosophy)

    Ethics

    Dr. Hani Youssef
    Vice President, Academic Dean
    hhanna@etsc.org
  • Dr. Willem J. De Wit

    Dr. Willem J. De Wit

    willemjdewit@hotmail.com

    Professor of Biblical Studies and Systematic Theology

     

    Education

    Bachelor/master in theology (specialization: Biblical Studies): Utrecht University

    Doctor (specialization: systematic theology): VU University Amsterdam

     

    Brief life story

    Born in the Netherlands, in the village of Bodegraven, in the heart of the Green Heart of Holland. While the Dutch have the reputation of being very liberal, I rather grew up in a context of Reformed faith and piety, at home, at school, and in the church. Studying theology in Utrecht and working in Amsterdam implied a confrontation with secular culture, which resulted in the book On the Way to the Living God: A Cathartic Reading of Herman Bavinck and an Invitation to Overcome the Plausibility Crisis of Christianity, for which I received the degree of doctor from VU University Amsterdam.

    The Netherlands is a small country. Student summer conferences took me to Austria and Hungary. I studied three months at the University of Durham in England, a semester at the University of T-bingen in Germany, and a term at Calvin Theological Seminary in America. I attended theological conferences in Princeton, near Jakarta, and in Seoul. When the Dutch mission agency GZB advertised positions as lecturers of theology in Zimbabwe and Peru, I called and was told that they had an even better position for me: teaching in the master’s program of the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo. Thus, I came to Egypt summer 2008.

     

    Faith

    My spirituality is summed up in the words of a hymn: Let then, o Lord, my heart be thine | and let me go and see and hear | all what is thine and every sign | with open eye and open ear. | Then is my earthly so good, | because the heavens me salute. But once I changed the last lines: It’s then in Cairo’s za’ma good | because the heavens me salute.This notwithstanding, I enjoy escaping from the capital to villages in Upper Egypt.

     

    List of courses I teach

    Old Testament (master)

    Ancient Middle Eastern Source Texts: Context and Reception of Genesis 1-11

    Hebrew Texts for Theologians A: The Book of Psalms and the Problem of Evil

    Hebrew Texts for Theologians B: The Book of Isaiah

     

    New Testament (master)

    Greek Texts for Theologians I: Language and Text

    Greek Texts for Theologians II: Messiah, Jesus, Christ

    Systematic Theology (undergraduate in Cairo, Alexandria, and Minya)

    Introduction to Systematic Theology: Pneumatology, Eschatology.

    Dr. Willem J. De Wit
    willemjdewit@hotmail.com
  • Dr. Darren Kennedy

    Dr. Darren Kennedy

    kennedys@etsc.org

     

    Professor of Theology

     

    Education

    University of Edinburgh, Ph.D. in Systematic Theology (2008), Dissertation: A Personalist Doctrine of Providence: Karl Barth’s Church Dogmatics III.3 in Conversation with Philosophical Theology.

    Princeton Theological Seminary, M.Div. (1999)

    Princeton University, A.B. Politics, minor in Economics, magna cum laude, Princeton (1993)

     

     

    Brief life story

    I grew up in a Presbyterian family in Kansas.  As a youth, I had many wonderful people exemplify the love of Christ to me.  I began to feel called into full-time ministry during my time at Princeton University working as a youth leader during my summer vacations.  I met my wife Elisabeth in college and we attended both Princeton Theological Seminary and the University of Edinburgh together.  My passion and vocation is training leaders for the church in the Middle East.  I feel privileged to participate in God’s work of equipping the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ. Ephesians 4:12-13.
     

    List of courses I teach

    Introduction to Theology

    Presbyterian Doctrine I

    Presbyterian Doctrine II

    The Theology of Karl Barth

    Third World Theologians

    Teaching Theology to Laypeople

    Dr. Darren Kennedy
    Professor of Theology
    kennedys@etsc.org
  • Dr. Wageeh M. Youssef

    Dr. Wageeh M. Youssef

    wageeh.mikhail@etsc.org

    Director, the Center for Middle Eastern Christianity 

     

    Education

    Bachelor of Theology. The Evangelical (Presbyterian) Theological Seminary. Cairo, Egypt. 1991-1994.

    Master of Arts in Religion. Westminster Theological Seminary. Philadelphia. 1999-2002.

    Master of Theology. Calvin Theological Seminary. Grand Rapids, Michigan. 2002-2004.

    Doctor of Philosophy. The University of Birmingham, UK. 2013.

     

     

    Associations I am affiliated with:

    Presbyterian Church of Egypt -Synod of the Nile

    The Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo

     

    List of courses I teach:

    The Missiology of John Stott

    Introduction to Arabic Christian Theology

    Theological Research

    Early Church History

    The Theology of ab' Qurrah

    The Theology of Ammar al-Basry

     

    Dr. Wageeh M. Youssef
    Director, the Center for Middle Eastern Christianity
  • Dr. Sherif Salah

    Dr. Sherif Salah

    sherfsh@yahoo.com   

    Lecturer in Missions   

     

    Education

    Master of Sacred Theology, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, 2010

    Bachelor of Theology, Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo, 2002

    Diploma in Neuro-Psychiatry Medicine, First Part, Cairo University, 1998

    Bachelor of Medicine, Minia University, 1992

     

    My vision for the future is to:

    Continue all the projects already started.

    Add new practical projects.

    Develop the Mission courses at ETSC

    Encourage the students to be involved in mission work inside and outside of Egypt by preparing them academically and practically.

     

    List of courses I teach

    Introduction to Mission

    Missiology

    Church Growth

    Perspectives on the World Christian Movement

     

    List of Topics I am available to speak on:

    Biblical Foundation of Missions

    Mission and Culture

    Mission Strategy

    History of Missions

    Principles of Church Growth

    Contemporary Situation of the Presbyterian Church in Egypt

     

     

    Dr. Sherif Salah
    Lecturer in Missions
  • Anne Emile Zaki

    Anne Emile Zaki

    anne@etsc.org

    Assistant Professor

    Department of Practical Theology

     
    EDUCATION
    MASTER OF DIVINITY, CALVIN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, MAY 2009
    CLINICAL PASTORAL EDUCATION, UNIT ONE, HOSPITAL CHAPLAINCY, SUMMER 2007
    MASTER OF ARTS IN SOCIOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY, THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN CAIRO, FEBRUARY 2002
    THESIS: EFFECT OF SERVICE-LEARNING ON ADOLESCENTS SOCIAL AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE 
    BACHELOR OF ARTS IN PSYCHOLOGY, CALVIN COLLEGE, MAY 1999
    BACHELOR OF ARTS IN SOCIOLOGY, CALVIN COLLEGE, MAY 1999
    ASSOCIATIONS I AM AFFILIATED WITH

    MEMBER, ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF CALVIN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, SINCE 2009
    MEMBER, ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN CAIRO, SINCE 2002
    MEMBER, PSI-CHI, THE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY OF PSYCHOLOGY, SINCE 1999
    MEMBER, ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF CALVIN COLLEGE, SINCE 1999
    MEMBER, ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF UNITED WORLD COLLEGES, SINCE 1995

     
    LIST OF COURSES I TEACH

    THEOLOGY & PRACTICE OF WORSHIP
    SPEECH & COMMUNICATION
    SPIRITUAL FORMATION
    BEHAVIORAL AND PERSONALITY THEORIES
    WORSHIP & MEDIA
    PREACHING AS PROCLAMATION
    LEADERSHIP
    PASTORAL CARE
    YOUTH MINISTRY

     
    Anne Emile Zaki
    Assistant Professor- Department of Practical Theology
  • Rev. Ephraim Y. Zakhary

    oliviaeph@hotmail.com  

    Chaplin

    Education

    Th.M., School of Mission and Theology, Stavanger, Norway, 2011

    BA in Theology, Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo, 1985

     

    Brief life story

    I served as a pastor of Dakuf Presbyterian Evangelical Church for 15 years from 1978-1993. Then I served at Third Presbyterian Evangelical Church in Minia for 11 years, first as an assistant pastor from 1993-2001, then as a co-pastor from 2001-2004. During those years, I also served as an Adjunct professor of pastoral theology at The Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo from 1996- 2004. And in 2004, I moved to Cairo to join the teaching staff as a Full time Chaplin at The Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo until now.

     

    List of courses I teach

    Basic principals for ministry

    Field-Education ministry

    Pastoral theology

     

     

    Rev. Ephraim Y. Zakhary
    Chaplin
  • Dr. Tharwat W. Wahba

    Dr. Tharwat W. Wahba

    ththarwat@etsc.org

    Professor & Chair of Missions Department  

     

    Education

    Ph.D., London School of Theology, 2009

    M.A. of Middle Eastern Christianity, Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo, 2003

    B.A. of Theology (with grade Excellent), Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo, 2001

    B.A. of Egyptology, Faculty of Archeology, Cairo University, 1989

     

     

    Associations I am a member of:

    Ordained Minister in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Egypt

    Staff member of Campus Crusade for Christ in Egypt for 12 years (1989-2001)

    Ministry Engagement outside of ETSC

    Writing articles for Church magazines in Egypt.

    Translating some papers from English to Arabic.

    Interpreting from English to Arabic and reverse in many church conferences and meetings.

    Attending and Speaking at many conferences in Ghana, Brazil, Uganda, and the USA.

    Coordinating the translation of a series of books about family ministry while ministering with C.C.C.

     

    List of courses I teach

    Courses in the fields of Missions, Evangelism, and Islamic Studies.

     

    Topics I am available to speak on

    Evangelism

    Church Planting

    Follow-Up

    Discipleship

    Management

    Leadership

    Raising Support for Ministry

     

      

    Dr. Tharwat Wahba
    Professor & Chair of Missions Department
  • Dr. Michael Parker

    Dr. Michael Parker

    mike.parker@etsc.org

    ETSC's Director of Graduate Studies

     

    The Reverend Dr. Michael Parker is a minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA) who is currently under appointment of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) to serve as ETSC's Director of Graduate Studies.

    He grew up in Southern California and received a M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary and a MA and Ph.D. from the University of Maryland.

    He taught Church history in non-denominational seminaries in Africa for over ten years, and he served for four years in the national headquarters of the PC(USA) as a Coordinator in the office of World Mission. He has also written three books.

    The most recent is John Winthrop: Founding the City upon a Hill.

    Dr. Michael Parker
    Director of Graduate Studies
  • Dr. Samuel Rozfy

    Dr. Samuel Rozfy

    samuelibrahim@etsc.org

     

    Professor of Pastoral Counseling

    Chair of Practical Theology Department   

    Dean of Relations and Training Committee  

      

     

    Education:

    Clinical Pastoral Education, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, CPE, 2004-2005

    D.Min, Northwest Graduate Schoo, 2003

    Thesis: Renewal of Urban Church Mission in teh Coptic Evangelicl Church

    M.A.R. in Pastoral Care, Dubuque Theological Seminary, 1996

    B.A. in History, Al-Minia University, 1991

    B.Th., Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo, 1985

     

     

    Associations you are a member of:

    Synod of the Nile

     

    Ministry Engagements outside of ETSC

    Lay-Person Training in Presbyteries (since 2004)

    Continuing Education for pastors (since 2004)

    Teaching at Catholic Seminary (Principles of Counseling and Family Counseling, since 2011)

     

    List of Publications

    Superstition and Magic (1992)

    Jesus and the Different Social Classes (1995)

    Guides Through Prayer (translation, 1996)

    Magic and Jealousy in the Bible (1999)

    Accept On Another (2000)

    Vision in the Church and the Necessity of Change (2003)

    Renewal Thinking in Christian Religion (2003)

    How to Raise Your Chldren (2004)

    Servant Leadership (2005)

    Challenges and Criticism in Church Ministry (2007)

    Different Sisciplies, One Witness (2009)

    The Psychology of Magin and Superstition (2009)

    Principles of Counseling (2009)

    Crises Counseling (2010)

    Ordaining Women as Elder and Ministers (2011)

    10 Articles in the Arabic Contemporary Commentary (Forthcoming)

    Principles of Pastoral Counseling: Distance- Learning Curriculum (Forthcoming)

    Building a Rich Christian Marriage: Distance-Learning Curriculum (Forthcoming)

     

    List of courses I teach

    Field Education in Ministry

    Rituals and Sacrament of the Church

    Principles of Counseling

    Relationships and Counseling

    Personality and Behavior

    Crisis Counseling

    Using Scripture in Pastoral Care and Counseling

    Counseling for Different Ages

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Dr. Samuel Rozfy
    Professor of Pastoral Counseling
  • Dr. Noah Park
    noah@etsc.org
  • Dr. Samy Ayad
    samy@etsc.org
  • Dr. Esther K. Shin
    skhshalom@yahoo.com
  • Rev Medhat Nady pic
    Rev. Medhat Nady Youssef
    Pastor and Assistant Professor
    m.nady90@gmail.com

  • Department of Biblical Studies

    Education
    2017 Master of Theology, VID Specialized University, Stavanger, Norway.
    2011 Bachelor of Theology, Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo (ETSC).
    2007 Bachelor of Arts and Education in the French language, Minia University.

     

    Further Education and Credentials

    April 2015 - Augest 2015: I completed the program of Leaders for Interreligious Understanding (LIU) and graduated as “Senior Leader for Interreligious Understanding and Countering Extremism.” I studied in Cairo, Egypt, and Beirut, Lebanon. LIU’s approach to interreligious dialogue and training is integrative and cross-cultural, It is offered to young professionals employed by the following organizations: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark; Danmission (Denmark Mission); Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services (Egypt); Adyan Foundation (Lebanon); and Forum for Development, Culture, and Dialogue (Syria).

    January 2014 - February 2014: I completed the program of Leaders for Interreligious Understanding (LIU) and graduated as “Leader for Interreligious Understanding.” I studied in Copenhagen, Denmark, and Istanbul, Turkey. LIU’s approach to interreligious dialogue and training is integrative and cross-cultural, It is offered to young professionals employed by the following organizations: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark; Danmission (Denmark Mission); Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services (Egypt); Adyan Foundation (Lebanon); and Forum for Development, Culture, and Dialogue (Syria).
    September 2011- I complete a two-week intensive study course in Islamic studies in Bangkok, Thailand, which was offered by IFES.

     

    Faith & life Story


    I am from a village in Upper Egypt called Qalandol, in the province of Minya. I accepted Christ and learned the faith from my mother. I grew up in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church and served in the areas of Sunday school, Youth ministry, and Evangelism. I sensed the call of God inviting me to pastoral ministry in the church when I was in high school. This call brought me to seminary, where I got a Bachelor of Theology from The Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo (ETSC) in 2011. With my study in ETSC, I planted the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in El- Nozha Two, in Cairo. In 2012 I became an assistant pastor to Rev. Paul Azize in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Saray el-Kobba.
    In 2013 I was appointed by the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo to be a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Old Testament Studies. I'm very interested in Old Testament studies. I hope to integrate my study to The Middle East context for deeper understanding of the Old Testament text, and develop a contextualization theory expanding the text to the current Egyptian context.



    Research experience and Publications


    Egypt in the Bible (Cairo: Evangelical Theological seminary in Cairo, 2018) project publication date March 2018.
    Mary and Evangelicals: The Evangelical Position toward the Virgin Mary (Cairo: Dar al-Fikr al-Ingily) project publication date April 2018.
    Reading Exodus 3:7-10 from an Egyptian Perspective (Master's thesis: VID Specialized University, Stavanger, 2017) https://brage.bibsys.no/xmlui/bitstream/handle/11250/2455460/MTHEOL-342-Youssef.pdf?sequence=1
    How to Build a Christian Education Curriculum (Cairo: self-publishing for church, 2010).
    Fundamentals of the Evangelical Faith (Cairo: Dar al-Fikr al-Ingily, 2014).
    Other Professional Experience
    May 2008- September 2011: I planted and pastored the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in el- Nozha Two, Cairo.

    2009 to 2010: I participated in the establishment of the el-Nozha Two branch of the Christian Association for Human Services. This association has many projects such as a nursery, social program for the poor, a small medical clinic, and a medical care and awareness programming.

    September 2011 - Assistant Pastor: I served the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Saray el-Kobba, Cairo. I was responsible for the youth program, a Sunday worship service, and a number of administrative tasks. My most important task was the establishment of a team of servants called "Touch of Love" which served in shelters, hospitals, poor areas, and elderly housing. They offered social, psychological, physical, and spiritual care. This service will soon be registered as a charitable organization.


    Professional Experience
    Work Experience


    2013 –until now: Teaching Assistant for the Old Testament in the Department of Biblical Studies at the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo.
    2011 -2013 Assistant Pastor: I served the Evangelical Church in Saray el-Kobba, Cairo. I was responsible for the youth program, a Sunday worship service, and a number of administrative tasks.
    2009 to 2010: I participated in the establishment of the el-Nozha Two branch of the Christian Association for Human Services.

    Foreign Languages

    • Arabic Language
    • English language
    • Biblical Hebrew
    • Biblical Greek

    Associations I am affiliated with:


    • Presbyterian Church of Egypt- Synod of the Nile
    • Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo
    • Member, Alumni of VID
    List of Courses I Teach
    • Introduction to Old Testament
    • Bible Survey
    • Biblical Hebrew
    • Old Testament Theology

    Dr. Ed Reeves
    edreeves@mcc.org
  • Dr. Atef Gendy

    Dr. Atef Gendy

    atefgendy@etsc.org

    President

    Dr. Gendy is the President of the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo since 2000. He also serves as the professor of New Testament at the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo (ETSC).

     

    Background

    Dr. Gendy grew up in Assyout in a Christian Presbyterian family. He served among the high school students for several years and then became an elder in his local church, the second Presbyterian Church in Assyot. 

     

    Education

    Atef worked as a civil engineer from 1982-1984, then served for over eight years (1984-1992) as director of a training center in the south of Egypt to help equip lay leaders for the ministry in village churches (especially in churches that had no pastors). He studies theology at ETSC and graduated in 1992 and was chosen same year to join the faculty of ETSC as an instructor in New Testament. Dr. Gendy has earned his Ph.D. in 2001 from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, where he studied under I. Howard Marshall and wrote his thesis on "The Parables of Jesus or the Parables of Mathew? A question of the Authenticity of the Parables in the First Gospel." He has written study notes to the book of Acts for the Bible Society of Egypt and he has an Arabic book in print about: The Interpretation of the Parables of Jesus with Dar Al-Thaqafa Publishing House.

     

    Positions

    Currently Dr. Gendy is the president of Evangelical Theological Seminay in Cairo (ETSC),

    Serving as a translation consultant for the Revised Arabic Bible Translation (Van Dyke),

    Serving in a similar capacity in a committee formed by WEA to evaluate some recent bible translations,

    Serves on the editorial committee for an ongoing project: The Arabic Contemporary Commentary and is participating as an author in this series by writing a commentary on the Gospel of Matthew.

    Dr. Atef Gendy
    President
  • Dr. Hani Youssef Hanna

    Dr. Hani Youssef Hanna

    hhanna@etsc.org

     Professor of Theology

    Education

    Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Princeton Theological Seminary, 2013

    Master of Sacred Theology (S.T.M.), Yale University Divinity School, 2003

    Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.), Evangelical Theological Seminary of Cairo, 2001

    Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Minia University Engineering School, 1992

     

     

    Faith & Life Story

    An experience of suffering in my family has deeply shaped my faith/life story as my brother became mentally ill due to meningitis in a very early age. In addition to the internal hardship of having to deal with a mentally-ill person, my family often suffered some sort of exclusion by a society in which mental illness was at best medically/culturally primitive in taking care of people with disabilities, and at worst considered by some as divine punishment. This experience involved two sides that irreconcilably went hand in hand then: questioning the goodness/might of God on the one hand and wondering about my father’s faithful service to such a God on the other. The effects of this experience on me were feelings of self-pity and anger. But it was my father’s verbal and lived witness to God’s healing love in Jesus Christ that sustained my faith and freed me to carry on living and serving God. God has called me to disciple Christian leaders in the suffering Arab World through the teaching and writing of a Reformed theology, done in conversation with both culture and the great Christian traditions.

     

     

    Associations I am affiliated with:

    Presbyterian Church of Egypt-Synod of the Nile

    Evangelical Theological Seminary of Cairo

     

    List of Courses I teach

    Introduction to Systematic Theology

    The Doctrine of Atonement

    The Theology of Paul Tillich

    Ecumenical Theology

     

    List of topics I am available to speak on

    Christian Doctrine

    Theology and Culture (other religions, science, philosophy)

    Ethics

    Dr. Hani Youssef
    Vice President, Academic Dean
    hhanna@etsc.org
  • Dr. Willem J. De Wit

    Dr. Willem J. De Wit

    willemjdewit@hotmail.com

    Professor of Biblical Studies and Systematic Theology

     

    Education

    Bachelor/master in theology (specialization: Biblical Studies): Utrecht University

    Doctor (specialization: systematic theology): VU University Amsterdam

     

    Brief life story

    Born in the Netherlands, in the village of Bodegraven, in the heart of the Green Heart of Holland. While the Dutch have the reputation of being very liberal, I rather grew up in a context of Reformed faith and piety, at home, at school, and in the church. Studying theology in Utrecht and working in Amsterdam implied a confrontation with secular culture, which resulted in the book On the Way to the Living God: A Cathartic Reading of Herman Bavinck and an Invitation to Overcome the Plausibility Crisis of Christianity, for which I received the degree of doctor from VU University Amsterdam.

    The Netherlands is a small country. Student summer conferences took me to Austria and Hungary. I studied three months at the University of Durham in England, a semester at the University of T-bingen in Germany, and a term at Calvin Theological Seminary in America. I attended theological conferences in Princeton, near Jakarta, and in Seoul. When the Dutch mission agency GZB advertised positions as lecturers of theology in Zimbabwe and Peru, I called and was told that they had an even better position for me: teaching in the master’s program of the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo. Thus, I came to Egypt summer 2008.

     

    Faith

    My spirituality is summed up in the words of a hymn: Let then, o Lord, my heart be thine | and let me go and see and hear | all what is thine and every sign | with open eye and open ear. | Then is my earthly so good, | because the heavens me salute. But once I changed the last lines: It’s then in Cairo’s za’ma good | because the heavens me salute.This notwithstanding, I enjoy escaping from the capital to villages in Upper Egypt.

     

    List of courses I teach

    Old Testament (master)

    Ancient Middle Eastern Source Texts: Context and Reception of Genesis 1-11

    Hebrew Texts for Theologians A: The Book of Psalms and the Problem of Evil

    Hebrew Texts for Theologians B: The Book of Isaiah

     

    New Testament (master)

    Greek Texts for Theologians I: Language and Text

    Greek Texts for Theologians II: Messiah, Jesus, Christ

    Systematic Theology (undergraduate in Cairo, Alexandria, and Minya)

    Introduction to Systematic Theology: Pneumatology, Eschatology.

    Dr. Willem J. De Wit
    willemjdewit@hotmail.com
  • Dr. Darren Kennedy

    Dr. Darren Kennedy

    kennedys@etsc.org

     

    Professor of Theology

     

    Education

    University of Edinburgh, Ph.D. in Systematic Theology (2008), Dissertation: A Personalist Doctrine of Providence: Karl Barth’s Church Dogmatics III.3 in Conversation with Philosophical Theology.

    Princeton Theological Seminary, M.Div. (1999)

    Princeton University, A.B. Politics, minor in Economics, magna cum laude, Princeton (1993)

     

     

    Brief life story

    I grew up in a Presbyterian family in Kansas.  As a youth, I had many wonderful people exemplify the love of Christ to me.  I began to feel called into full-time ministry during my time at Princeton University working as a youth leader during my summer vacations.  I met my wife Elisabeth in college and we attended both Princeton Theological Seminary and the University of Edinburgh together.  My passion and vocation is training leaders for the church in the Middle East.  I feel privileged to participate in God’s work of equipping the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ. Ephesians 4:12-13.
     

    List of courses I teach

    Introduction to Theology

    Presbyterian Doctrine I

    Presbyterian Doctrine II

    The Theology of Karl Barth

    Third World Theologians

    Teaching Theology to Laypeople

    Dr. Darren Kennedy
    Professor of Theology
    kennedys@etsc.org
  • Dr. Wageeh M. Youssef

    Dr. Wageeh M. Youssef

    wageeh.mikhail@etsc.org

    Director, the Center for Middle Eastern Christianity 

     

    Education

    Bachelor of Theology. The Evangelical (Presbyterian) Theological Seminary. Cairo, Egypt. 1991-1994.

    Master of Arts in Religion. Westminster Theological Seminary. Philadelphia. 1999-2002.

    Master of Theology. Calvin Theological Seminary. Grand Rapids, Michigan. 2002-2004.

    Doctor of Philosophy. The University of Birmingham, UK. 2013.

     

     

    Associations I am affiliated with:

    Presbyterian Church of Egypt -Synod of the Nile

    The Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo

     

    List of courses I teach:

    The Missiology of John Stott

    Introduction to Arabic Christian Theology

    Theological Research

    Early Church History

    The Theology of ab' Qurrah

    The Theology of Ammar al-Basry

     

    Dr. Wageeh M. Youssef
    Director, the Center for Middle Eastern Christianity
  • Dr. Sherif Salah

    Dr. Sherif Salah

    sherfsh@yahoo.com   

    Lecturer in Missions   

     

    Education

    Master of Sacred Theology, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, 2010

    Bachelor of Theology, Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo, 2002

    Diploma in Neuro-Psychiatry Medicine, First Part, Cairo University, 1998

    Bachelor of Medicine, Minia University, 1992

     

    My vision for the future is to:

    Continue all the projects already started.

    Add new practical projects.

    Develop the Mission courses at ETSC

    Encourage the students to be involved in mission work inside and outside of Egypt by preparing them academically and practically.

     

    List of courses I teach

    Introduction to Mission

    Missiology

    Church Growth

    Perspectives on the World Christian Movement

     

    List of Topics I am available to speak on:

    Biblical Foundation of Missions

    Mission and Culture

    Mission Strategy

    History of Missions

    Principles of Church Growth

    Contemporary Situation of the Presbyterian Church in Egypt

     

     

    Dr. Sherif Salah
    Lecturer in Missions
  • Anne Emile Zaki

    Anne Emile Zaki

    anne@etsc.org

    Assistant Professor

    Department of Practical Theology

     
    EDUCATION
    MASTER OF DIVINITY, CALVIN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, MAY 2009
    CLINICAL PASTORAL EDUCATION, UNIT ONE, HOSPITAL CHAPLAINCY, SUMMER 2007
    MASTER OF ARTS IN SOCIOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY, THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN CAIRO, FEBRUARY 2002
    THESIS: EFFECT OF SERVICE-LEARNING ON ADOLESCENTS SOCIAL AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE 
    BACHELOR OF ARTS IN PSYCHOLOGY, CALVIN COLLEGE, MAY 1999
    BACHELOR OF ARTS IN SOCIOLOGY, CALVIN COLLEGE, MAY 1999
    ASSOCIATIONS I AM AFFILIATED WITH

    MEMBER, ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF CALVIN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, SINCE 2009
    MEMBER, ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN CAIRO, SINCE 2002
    MEMBER, PSI-CHI, THE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY OF PSYCHOLOGY, SINCE 1999
    MEMBER, ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF CALVIN COLLEGE, SINCE 1999
    MEMBER, ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF UNITED WORLD COLLEGES, SINCE 1995

     
    LIST OF COURSES I TEACH

    THEOLOGY & PRACTICE OF WORSHIP
    SPEECH & COMMUNICATION
    SPIRITUAL FORMATION
    BEHAVIORAL AND PERSONALITY THEORIES
    WORSHIP & MEDIA
    PREACHING AS PROCLAMATION
    LEADERSHIP
    PASTORAL CARE
    YOUTH MINISTRY

     
    Anne Emile Zaki
    Assistant Professor- Department of Practical Theology
  • Rev. Ephraim Y. Zakhary

    oliviaeph@hotmail.com  

    Chaplin

    Education

    Th.M., School of Mission and Theology, Stavanger, Norway, 2011

    BA in Theology, Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo, 1985

     

    Brief life story

    I served as a pastor of Dakuf Presbyterian Evangelical Church for 15 years from 1978-1993. Then I served at Third Presbyterian Evangelical Church in Minia for 11 years, first as an assistant pastor from 1993-2001, then as a co-pastor from 2001-2004. During those years, I also served as an Adjunct professor of pastoral theology at The Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo from 1996- 2004. And in 2004, I moved to Cairo to join the teaching staff as a Full time Chaplin at The Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo until now.

     

    List of courses I teach

    Basic principals for ministry

    Field-Education ministry

    Pastoral theology

     

     

    Rev. Ephraim Y. Zakhary
    Chaplin
  • Dr. Tharwat W. Wahba

    Dr. Tharwat W. Wahba

    ththarwat@etsc.org

    Professor & Chair of Missions Department  

     

    Education

    Ph.D., London School of Theology, 2009

    M.A. of Middle Eastern Christianity, Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo, 2003

    B.A. of Theology (with grade Excellent), Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo, 2001

    B.A. of Egyptology, Faculty of Archeology, Cairo University, 1989

     

     

    Associations I am a member of:

    Ordained Minister in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Egypt

    Staff member of Campus Crusade for Christ in Egypt for 12 years (1989-2001)

    Ministry Engagement outside of ETSC

    Writing articles for Church magazines in Egypt.

    Translating some papers from English to Arabic.

    Interpreting from English to Arabic and reverse in many church conferences and meetings.

    Attending and Speaking at many conferences in Ghana, Brazil, Uganda, and the USA.

    Coordinating the translation of a series of books about family ministry while ministering with C.C.C.

     

    List of courses I teach

    Courses in the fields of Missions, Evangelism, and Islamic Studies.

     

    Topics I am available to speak on

    Evangelism

    Church Planting

    Follow-Up

    Discipleship

    Management

    Leadership

    Raising Support for Ministry

     

      

    Dr. Tharwat Wahba
    Professor & Chair of Missions Department
  • Dr. Michael Parker

    Dr. Michael Parker

    mike.parker@etsc.org

    ETSC's Director of Graduate Studies

     

    The Reverend Dr. Michael Parker is a minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA) who is currently under appointment of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) to serve as ETSC's Director of Graduate Studies.

    He grew up in Southern California and received a M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary and a MA and Ph.D. from the University of Maryland.

    He taught Church history in non-denominational seminaries in Africa for over ten years, and he served for four years in the national headquarters of the PC(USA) as a Coordinator in the office of World Mission. He has also written three books.

    The most recent is John Winthrop: Founding the City upon a Hill.

    Dr. Michael Parker
    Director of Graduate Studies
  • Dr. Samuel Rozfy

    Dr. Samuel Rozfy

    samuelibrahim@etsc.org

     

    Professor of Pastoral Counseling

    Chair of Practical Theology Department   

    Dean of Relations and Training Committee  

      

     

    Education:

    Clinical Pastoral Education, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, CPE, 2004-2005

    D.Min, Northwest Graduate Schoo, 2003

    Thesis: Renewal of Urban Church Mission in teh Coptic Evangelicl Church

    M.A.R. in Pastoral Care, Dubuque Theological Seminary, 1996

    B.A. in History, Al-Minia University, 1991

    B.Th., Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo, 1985

     

     

    Associations you are a member of:

    Synod of the Nile

     

    Ministry Engagements outside of ETSC

    Lay-Person Training in Presbyteries (since 2004)

    Continuing Education for pastors (since 2004)

    Teaching at Catholic Seminary (Principles of Counseling and Family Counseling, since 2011)

     

    List of Publications

    Superstition and Magic (1992)

    Jesus and the Different Social Classes (1995)

    Guides Through Prayer (translation, 1996)

    Magic and Jealousy in the Bible (1999)

    Accept On Another (2000)

    Vision in the Church and the Necessity of Change (2003)

    Renewal Thinking in Christian Religion (2003)

    How to Raise Your Chldren (2004)

    Servant Leadership (2005)

    Challenges and Criticism in Church Ministry (2007)

    Different Sisciplies, One Witness (2009)

    The Psychology of Magin and Superstition (2009)

    Principles of Counseling (2009)

    Crises Counseling (2010)

    Ordaining Women as Elder and Ministers (2011)

    10 Articles in the Arabic Contemporary Commentary (Forthcoming)

    Principles of Pastoral Counseling: Distance- Learning Curriculum (Forthcoming)

    Building a Rich Christian Marriage: Distance-Learning Curriculum (Forthcoming)

     

    List of courses I teach

    Field Education in Ministry

    Rituals and Sacrament of the Church

    Principles of Counseling

    Relationships and Counseling

    Personality and Behavior

    Crisis Counseling

    Using Scripture in Pastoral Care and Counseling

    Counseling for Different Ages

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Dr. Samuel Rozfy
    Professor of Pastoral Counseling
  • Dr. Noah Park
    noah@etsc.org
  • Dr. Samy Ayad
    samy@etsc.org
  • Dr. Esther K. Shin
    skhshalom@yahoo.com
  • Rev Medhat Nady pic
    Rev. Medhat Nady Youssef
    Pastor and Assistant Professor
    m.nady90@gmail.com

  • Department of Biblical Studies

    Education
    2017 Master of Theology, VID Specialized University, Stavanger, Norway.
    2011 Bachelor of Theology, Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo (ETSC).
    2007 Bachelor of Arts and Education in the French language, Minia University.

     

    Further Education and Credentials

    April 2015 - Augest 2015: I completed the program of Leaders for Interreligious Understanding (LIU) and graduated as “Senior Leader for Interreligious Understanding and Countering Extremism.” I studied in Cairo, Egypt, and Beirut, Lebanon. LIU’s approach to interreligious dialogue and training is integrative and cross-cultural, It is offered to young professionals employed by the following organizations: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark; Danmission (Denmark Mission); Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services (Egypt); Adyan Foundation (Lebanon); and Forum for Development, Culture, and Dialogue (Syria).

    January 2014 - February 2014: I completed the program of Leaders for Interreligious Understanding (LIU) and graduated as “Leader for Interreligious Understanding.” I studied in Copenhagen, Denmark, and Istanbul, Turkey. LIU’s approach to interreligious dialogue and training is integrative and cross-cultural, It is offered to young professionals employed by the following organizations: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark; Danmission (Denmark Mission); Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services (Egypt); Adyan Foundation (Lebanon); and Forum for Development, Culture, and Dialogue (Syria).
    September 2011- I complete a two-week intensive study course in Islamic studies in Bangkok, Thailand, which was offered by IFES.

     

    Faith & life Story


    I am from a village in Upper Egypt called Qalandol, in the province of Minya. I accepted Christ and learned the faith from my mother. I grew up in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church and served in the areas of Sunday school, Youth ministry, and Evangelism. I sensed the call of God inviting me to pastoral ministry in the church when I was in high school. This call brought me to seminary, where I got a Bachelor of Theology from The Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo (ETSC) in 2011. With my study in ETSC, I planted the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in El- Nozha Two, in Cairo. In 2012 I became an assistant pastor to Rev. Paul Azize in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Saray el-Kobba.
    In 2013 I was appointed by the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo to be a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Old Testament Studies. I'm very interested in Old Testament studies. I hope to integrate my study to The Middle East context for deeper understanding of the Old Testament text, and develop a contextualization theory expanding the text to the current Egyptian context.



    Research experience and Publications


    Egypt in the Bible (Cairo: Evangelical Theological seminary in Cairo, 2018) project publication date March 2018.
    Mary and Evangelicals: The Evangelical Position toward the Virgin Mary (Cairo: Dar al-Fikr al-Ingily) project publication date April 2018.
    Reading Exodus 3:7-10 from an Egyptian Perspective (Master's thesis: VID Specialized University, Stavanger, 2017) https://brage.bibsys.no/xmlui/bitstream/handle/11250/2455460/MTHEOL-342-Youssef.pdf?sequence=1
    How to Build a Christian Education Curriculum (Cairo: self-publishing for church, 2010).
    Fundamentals of the Evangelical Faith (Cairo: Dar al-Fikr al-Ingily, 2014).
    Other Professional Experience
    May 2008- September 2011: I planted and pastored the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in el- Nozha Two, Cairo.

    2009 to 2010: I participated in the establishment of the el-Nozha Two branch of the Christian Association for Human Services. This association has many projects such as a nursery, social program for the poor, a small medical clinic, and a medical care and awareness programming.

    September 2011 - Assistant Pastor: I served the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Saray el-Kobba, Cairo. I was responsible for the youth program, a Sunday worship service, and a number of administrative tasks. My most important task was the establishment of a team of servants called "Touch of Love" which served in shelters, hospitals, poor areas, and elderly housing. They offered social, psychological, physical, and spiritual care. This service will soon be registered as a charitable organization.


    Professional Experience
    Work Experience


    2013 –until now: Teaching Assistant for the Old Testament in the Department of Biblical Studies at the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo.
    2011 -2013 Assistant Pastor: I served the Evangelical Church in Saray el-Kobba, Cairo. I was responsible for the youth program, a Sunday worship service, and a number of administrative tasks.
    2009 to 2010: I participated in the establishment of the el-Nozha Two branch of the Christian Association for Human Services.

    Foreign Languages

    • Arabic Language
    • English language
    • Biblical Hebrew
    • Biblical Greek

    Associations I am affiliated with:


    • Presbyterian Church of Egypt- Synod of the Nile
    • Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo
    • Member, Alumni of VID
    List of Courses I Teach
    • Introduction to Old Testament
    • Bible Survey
    • Biblical Hebrew
    • Old Testament Theology

    Dr. Ed Reeves
    edreeves@mcc.org