Special Event (past)
We are very pleased to have had around 80 people come to hear Pastor Chebab speak, both parishioners and visitors. We hope that each found a better understanding and a new perspective on Christian/Muslim relations, and the power of Christ to bring all people to himself.
To hear Pastor Chebab's presentation, please download this... Chehab_presentation.mp3 unfortunately, it is about 68MB, so it is best to download it first and then play it.
Here is a copy of his presentation slides...
Chebab_presentation.pdf, again, the file is quite large (~20MB) so please download it before opening. You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Pastor Chebab also gave the sermon during both services on Sunday 4/22. Here is an audio recording of the 10:30 service...
From studying Islam to studying Christianity
From being a sniper to being a pastor
From Muslim terrorist to Christian missionary
Hear of the incredible journey and mission work of Reverend Hicham Chehab
Date: Saturday - April 21, 2012
Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 noon ( )
Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 noon
St. Peter Lutheran Church
208 Newtown Ave|
208 Newtown Ave|
For questions or directions, call the church
Hicham Chehab grew up in a world of bitter animosity between Muslims and Christians, which he experienced personally in a physical attack when only about 7. By age 13 he was recruited by an extremist Muslim group and later fought against Christians in the 1975 war in Lebanon. He was preparing to become a Muslim preacher (Imam) when a car accident laid him up for a year.
In 1980, in his first semester in college, his brother was killed by Christian militia. Hicham’s response was to study by day, and by night take out his revenge in attacks on Christians. However, hearing the Sermon on the Mount, in a course of cultural studies (in college), brought him to faith.
Later, Hicham earned an M.A. in the history of Arabs and did Ph.D. studies in the history of Islam. Hicham finished his pastoral education at Concordia, Fort Wayne, IN.
Presently, he pastors Salam Arabic Church, the first Arabic LCMS church planted in Chicago land out of converts in 2008, and works as a missionary to the Muslims in Illinois.
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