First Arabic Baptist Church
2232 W. Campbell Av
Phoenix, AZ 85015
Al is a former Wahabbi Muslim from Saudi Arabia. He is a researcher, editor, writer, and translator for numerous ministries, including “Answering Islam“, “Desiring God”, and “JesusOnLine”. Al is the director of an outreach Ministry (The Center for Islamic Research & Awareness – CIRA) which focuses on bringing awareness about Islam, to build bridges with Muslims, to train on outreach and evangelize to Muslims, and to provide expert opinion on issues related to Political Islam & Sharia Law. Al was also involved as a co-editor, co-author and contributor of “The Qur’an Dilemma” (English Book – Vol. 1) – a critical analysis book of the Qur’an. He also managed TheQuran.com blog & social media. Al has a Masters in Engineering and is currently working on completing his M.Div. in Biblical Communications.
In the beginning of David Witt’s speaking ministry with The Voice of the Martyrs, the Lord spoke to his heart that he should engage the Body of Christ with the three greatest gifts of the spirit. They are faith, hope and love. Throughout the past ten years God has shown how genuine love is a spirit of martyrdom. From 2001 to 2004, David began to teach on Islam, jihad, and witnessing the Gospel to Muslims. Also, he would teach on Biblical martyrdom in context with the persecuted Christian Church around the world. In 2004, David was led to begin writing his first book, The Spirit of Martyrdom; Fearless Love. He continued to serve The Voice of the Martyrs as a volunteer Associate Representative until Spring 2011. David now serves the Spirit of Martyrdom ministries full time as the Chief Executive Officer.
Jeff Kran is a Jewish believer who was born in Chicago in 1962 and raised by secular Jewish parents. However, he was greatly influenced by his Orthodox Jewish grandfather who lived with them for some years and made sure that Jeff had the basis of a Jewish education. Jeff came to faith in 1982 through a study of the evidence for the truth of Scripture – particularly Messianic prophecy. Since then, he has been active in Bible teaching, conference speaking and congregation planting. Jeff has a deep and long-standing burden for his Jewish people and has lectured and held open forums on college campuses and taught workshops on Jewish theological objections to the Gospel. Jeffrey joined the Mission staff full time in 2006. He and his wife, Marlene, have a vision for evangelism and to work with churches to equip believers to bring Jewish people to Messiah. The Krans have five children. Jeff completed his Masters of Divinity Degree with a focus in Messianic Jewish Studies at the Charles Feinberg Center in January 2011.
Thursday, October 15
6:30PM – 9:00PM – Training Conference – Reaching Out To Muslims In Love
Friday, October 16
6:30PM – 9:00PM – Training Conference – Explaining Christian Belief To Muslims
Saturday, October 17
10:00AM – Debate: Can We Trust The Quran? – Shadid Lewis vs. Pastor Vocab
1:00PM – Debate: Can We Trust The New Testament? – Pastor Vocab vs. Shadid Lewis