Dr. Tharwat Nagib (Egypt)
PhD in Pentecostal Studies (2019), Regent University (USA)
Tharwat’s story combines several strands of Egyptian Christianity. Growing up Coptic, he spent time in the Methodist church, studied with the Presbyterian Synod of the Nile, and now serves Pentecostals. This diverse experience has equipped him to promote Church unity through his research, which links the early church fathers and the modern Pentecostal movement. He has lectured at Veritas College Seminary, Evangelical Theological Seminary – Cairo, and First Pentecostal Seminary in Cairo, to which he returns as full-time faculty. In addition to teaching, he has pastored churches and written and translated books about the Holy Spirit, personal holiness, and missions. He will encourage Christians to heal from the battered minority syndrome that often marks the Egyptian Church and, as a body united in Christ, to embrace reconciliation and courageous church planting.