#43. A Christian Persecuted in Pakistan — an Advocate to Love Muslims in America

Our Urban Voices

Sep 6 2022 • 48 mins

Pastor Alfonse Javed shares experiences that reveal the need to love our enemies, support religious freedom, find common ground and love our neighbors well.

He grew up in a Christian family in a Muslim-majority country, Pakistan. Then in America, he was shunned as though he were Muslim.

Special Guest Host: Chris Clayman, co-founder of Global Gates Network and Heart for Muslims

What You’ll Learn:

  • What It Was Like as a Christian Growing Up in Pakistan — a Muslim Majority Country
  • How Urban Missions is Impacting Global Missions
  • About the Importance of Finding Common Ground to Relate to Image Bearers of God

Bonus Content:

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About the Guest:

Dr. Alfonse Javed, the Senior Pastor of 1st Baptist Church of Metuchen, has planted a church abroad, has been a missions pastor and has served as a missionary in Pakistan, Iran, and Afghanistan.

Born in Lahore, Pakistan — the son of a pastor — Pastor Javed began serving in church at a young age. He has served as a missionary in Pakistan, Iran, and Afghanistan. He has also planted a church in Greece. In the 1990s, a providential relationship formed when Calvary Baptist Church started supporting his ministry efforts; he would later serve as the missions pastor of that congregation. Eventually, in 2009, he moved to New York with a new vision — mobilizing churches to engage Muslims in the NYC metro area.

Dr. Javed’s advanced theological training is from the Greek Bible College, Davis College and Liberty University. He has earned three undergraduate, three graduate, and three doctoral degrees. His dissertations have explored various subjects from religious influence on the American school system to evangelism and church planting, to Islamic madrases and the treatment that Muslims students have received in the post 9/11 New York City school system. He maintains a blog, www.alfonsejaved.com, and is the author of The Muslim Next Door: A Practical Guide for Evangelism and Discipleship. Dr. Javed and his wife, Sarah, have four children.

Scripture Related to Episode:

Matthew 5: 44; Loving and Blessing Your Enemy

Matthew 22: 39, John 13: 34; Loving Your Neighbor

Exodus 22: 21; Leviticus 19: 33-34; Do Not Mistreat the Foreigner

Genesis 1:26-28; All People Are Made in the Image of God

John 3: 16-17; Jesus Died to Bring Salvation

Matthew 5:13-16; A City Proclaiming Christ

1 Corinthians 9: 19-23; Finding Common Ground

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