Speakers

Jay Smith

Jay Smith

​The Dr. Rev. Jay Smith has been working with Muslims for over 37 years, the last 23 in London, England. Most of his time he spends travelling to numerous countries to teach Christian/Muslim Apologetics and Polemics, much of which he has learned from weekly forays to the world famous Speaker's Corner in Hyde Park, London.

He is a visiting lecturer for the Oakhill College in London, the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics, and the Wycliffe Hall, also in Oxford. He has taught apologetics at various religious schools and seminaries all over the world. Since 2001, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA), as well as the Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM) have used him to teach Islamics in the US, and Europe.

Jay has two masters’ degrees in divinity and Islamics, and a Phd in Christian/Muslim Apologetics/Polemics from the Melbourne School of Theology. He was also the International director for the Pfander Centre for Apologetics in London, England, and works for the Brethren In Christ World Mission and i2 ministries in the USA.

You can see much of his written material at the ‘Pfander’ web site: https://www.pfander.uk/.

Berty Abdelmasih

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Dr. Berty Abdelmasih was born and raised in Egypt. He holds a degree in Medicine from Egyptian University, a Bachelor of Theology, and Post-Graduate Diploma in comparative religious Studies from London Bible College (LBC), now London School of Theology.

Berty has previously served as a missionary doctor in Nigeria, pastor in Cairo and England, and worked in an organization aimed at helping the persecuted church.

Currently, Berty serves as the Director of the Outreach Training Center (OTC); a new ministry aimed at helping and training churches to reach out to peoples of other faiths with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Berty is also the Director of CMR (Christians-Muslims Relation) and Missionary in Residence of McLean Bible Church. Berty is a guest lecturer on Islam and Muslims outreach in different schools including Liberty University.

Berty and his wife, Salwa, serve with the OTAN (Outreach to Asia Nationals) as their mission board and Capital Baptist Church, Annandale is their sending church. We believe in Helping Nationals to reach Nationals.