Resurrection Church was established in 1964 by a group of believers: Daoud Tleel, Fayez Sakhnini, Ayoub Abu Na’eem, and Raja Allaaty.
As they started gathering in homes in the area of Hadath, Ps. Khalil Ibrahim, an Egyptian theology student, who was studying in Beirut, led the ministry and pastored the church until 1976. After the eruption of the Lebanese civil war, Ps. Khalil had to flee the country with his family, handing over the church leadership to Ps. Ghassan Khalaf, who pastored the church, building it on strong Biblical doctrine. In 2008, Ps. Ghassan handed over the leadership to Ps. Hikmat Kashouh, our current senior pastor. With Ps. Hikmat’s kingdom-minded approach and missional leadership, the church has grown and still is growing exponentially in size, quality, and impact.
In 2011, we saw God open doors for us to reach our neighbors and enemies with the Gospel as we faithfully served and practically loved refugee families and people who were most in need. Because of the holistic ministry that the church provided, and because of the love of Christ that many experienced, the church grew to more than 2,000 families by the end of 2019. We witnessed many baptisms and life transformations.
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In 2019, because of Covid and the difficult situation in Lebanon, our senior pastor encouraged the leadership team to see each challenge as an opportunity in disguise. As a result, we decentralized pastoral care, empowering leaders within each indigenous community to pastor their own spiritual tribe. Today, because of this strategic move, we currently have 42 congregations reaching more than 5,000 families in the community, and impacting hundreds of thousands online.