A Free Methodist church planting network is beginning in the Galilee region of Israel (Nazareth, Cana and Tiberias) among the densely-populated Arab communities. The ministry will be based in Nazareth and is registered with the government under the name of Olive Branch Ministries.
The work is led by Pastor Nabil, a graduate of Asbury Theological Seminary, Kentucky. Pastor Nabil recently transferred his ordination to the Free Methodist Church. He is currently serving as a dean of Bethlehem Bible College in Palestine and overseeing their extension program in Israel. He has prayerfully selected several of his students who are interested in house church planting to join him in forming a team that will work with Impact Middle East to share the gospel. The first home groups are planned to begin in fall 2013. A training program is being put in place to assist Pastor Nabil’s team of helpers in becoming ordained as FM pastors.