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Mofid Wasef

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Dr. Mofid Wasef has been an ordained Presbyterian pastor since 1987. He is the pastor of Pastoral Care as well as the sole pastor of the Arabic Speaking Congregation at Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church. He began his ministry in Egypt as the pastor of Moharram Bek Presbyterian Church in Alexandria, Egypt. He served in Alexandria until 1991, when he moved to the United States for graduate education in theological studies. Dr. Wasef's research interests are primarily focused on Intercultural Studies with an emphasis on Islamic Studies. His most recent publication was a book written in Arabic on how to engage with Muslims concerning the concept of the Trinity, with particular emphasis on the Son of God. This work is used both by seminarians and in an academic context, as well as for evangelism to Muslim communities. Outside of the church and his role as Adjunct Faculty at Bethel Seminary, Dr. Wasef speaks throughout many conferences, retreats, and services both in Egypt and the States.

Started at Bethel

2009

Education

  • Fuller Theological Seminary - Ph.D. Intercultural Studies, 2011
  • Westminster Theological Seminary - D.Min., 1997
  • Westminster Theological Seminary - M.A. Biblical Studies, 1994
  • Evangelical Theological Seminary - Master of Divinity , 1987

Biography

Dr. Mofid Wasef has been an ordained Presbyterian pastor since 1987. He is the pastor of Pastoral Care as well as the sole pastor of the Arabic Speaking Congregation at Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church. He began his ministry in Egypt as the pastor of Moharram Bek Presbyterian Church in Alexandria, Egypt. He served in Alexandria until 1991, when he moved to the United States for graduate education in theological studies.

Dr. Wasef's research interests are primarily focused on Intercultural Studies with an emphasis on Islamic Studies. His most recent publication was a book written in Arabic on how to engage with Muslims concerning the concept of the Trinity, with particular emphasis on the Son of God. This work is used both by seminarians and in an academic context, as well as for evangelism to Muslim communities.   

Dr. Wasef, along with his wife Miral, founded the Arabic speaking ministry in San Diego, one of the only ministries of its kind at the time. The ministry started in 1997 with just one family, but over time has grown to include over 80 families. He founded the Agabus Missions for Middle Eastern pastors called Agabus and Agabus PK. He also founded a mission to support poor families, widows and churches in the Middle East called Matt. 25:40. For the last 15 years he has lead a blessed annual mission trip to Egypt in support of these missions.

Outside of the church and his role as Adjunct Faculty at Bethel Seminary, Dr. Wasef speaks throughout many conferences, retreats, and services both in Egypt and the States.

Mofid is from a Coptic Christian background. He was born into a Presbyterian home, and his father was one of the leading Pastors in Egypt at the time. Mofid’s education includes a Master of Divinity from Evangelical Theological Seminary, Cairo, Egypt; a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies as well as a Doctor of Ministry from Westminster Theological Seminary and a Ph.D from Fuller Theological Seminary.

Courses Taught

Elective: Engaging Muslims with the Gospel

TS: 700 Understanding Islam

Publications

Mofid Wasef, Lam Yaled Wa Lam Yolad, Evangelical Church of Nasr City, Cairo. 2015.