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Rev. and Mrs. Atif Himadeh

Mission History

First Baptist Bible Church of Jerusalem started with 12 members on September 16th, 1962. Pastor Atif Himadeh was ordained from First Baptist Bible Church of Beirut, Lebanon. He was sent from his home church to Jerusalem as a missionary. The mission was first supported only by the home church in Beirut.

The mission support was small, but the Lord increased the needed support in His time. In 1965, Dr Don Lougheed, pastor of Flint Baptist Temple in Flint, MI, started to support the mission. Further support came in 1968 through Dr. Rodney Bell, pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church, Virginia Beach, VA.

The Lord increased the support in 1971 when pastor Atif Himadeh went to present the mission to churches in the United States. As the supporters increased, Pastor Atif asked Dr. Ralph Sexton, Sr if Trinity Baptist Church in North Carolina would handle the mission's financial support. Dr. Sexton agreed and later on, the church started Trinity Baptist International Mission which still oversees the mission's support.

The Testimony of the Pastor

I attended a meeting on 24 of April 1959 and I heard for the first time "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God." This verse ended the falasy of salvation by works. Then I heard the preacher say "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." God spoke to my heart that night and I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Saviour. That night I had joy and peace.


In December of 1960 God called me to preach, but I made excuses to God not to accept the calling. The joy and the peace I had when I accepted Christ started to depart because of my disobedience. On the last Sunday in December, in the young peoples meeting I stood up and said, "God called me to preach. Pray for me."

As the Pastor of this church, my aim is to serve the Lord who has called me to this ministry in Jerusalem. I have seen both young and old accept Christ as their savior. Some are now members, teachers, deacons, and pastors.
The Lord lead me also to start a Correspondence Bible School to reach students from all over the area. The school has eight courses and about thirty tracts and pamphlets. More than three thousand students have completed some of these courses. It is exciting to see many of them accept Christ as their savior.
My aim is continue to reach more people for Christ whether it be in Jerusalem or all over the world.

FIRST BAPTIST BIBLE CHURCH This picture is taken outside the church in 1983. Below you can see the schedule of the meetings and if you are visiting Jerusalem we invite you to our services.

Sunday Sunday School 10:00 AM
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 AM
Sunday Evening Service 6:00 PM
Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer Meeting 6:00 PM

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