2017 Conference Featured Speakers
Born and raised in the war zone of Beirut, Fouad has a passion for sharing the love of Christ with Muslims. He is founder of Crescent Project. He has trained nearly 11,000 North American Christians to sensitively and purposefully share their faith with Muslims through both the Bridges Seminar and Sahara Challenge training programs. He has served as a guest instructor at several universities and Christian ministries. He is producer of the DVD Study, Bridges: Christians Connecting with Muslims and the author of Is the Injeel Corrupted? He holds a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication and an M.A. in Islamic Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary.
Jim Haney serves as Director of the Global Research Department of the International Mission Board, Richmond, Virginia, USA and has been with the Global Research Department since 1999. Before this, Jim was a church planter and developer in Nigeria among the Edo people group from 1981 to 1984. In 1984, Jim moved to Ghana where he planted churches among largely Muslim people groups in Northern Ghana. In 1995, Jim moved from the North of Ghana to Accra and established the Evangelism and Mission Board of the Ghana Baptist Convention. Jim's doctorate degree from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary was earned among the Mamprusi of Ghana in the field of Ethnic Theology. Jim and his wife, Donna, have been married for 42 years and have two grown children, Heather and Rachel.
JoAnn Doyle was a pastor’s wife for 20 years before being called to full-time mission work with e3 Partners in 2001. Her experiences inspired the launch of Not Forgotten, a ministry that reaches out to women from the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia, with a special emphasis on Muslim women.
Today JoAnn leads expeditions for women across the world and speaks in churches and women’s groups throughout North America. She is a guest on national radio programs such as the Moody Radio Network, and co-wrote Breakthrough: The Return of Hope to the Middle East with her husband, Tom Doyle. JoAnn and Tom have been married for 37 years and have six children and four grand-children.
An Iranian born convert to Christ, Keivan has preached the Gospel and shared his powerful testimony with tens of thousands of people in over 20 countries around the world. A passionate speaker, evangelist and missionary, Keivan is devoted to equipping the church to reach the lost with the life transforming power of the Gospel. He is the co-founder and outreach director of Compassion Bridges a ministry reaching the lost and equipping next generation leaders throughout Northern California. He is also the Global Compassion Pastor at WestGate Church in San Jose (www.WestGateChurch.org). Keivan has two Bachelor’s degrees from U.C. Davis and a Masters Degree in Theology from Fuller Seminary.