Abou-Mekhael, Raymond and Leila


Location / Asia
Country / Lebanon
Mission Board / IPM

About Us

Raymond was born in 1971 in a Baptist family and was saved when he was 19 years old during a revival meeting.  The Lord called him to the ministry in 1994.  In 1995 he married the most beautiful and godly woman in the world, Leila, and they have three children, Tracy, Grace, and Steven.  Tracy was recently married.

In 1995, he started church planting in the city of Ballouneh, in Lebanon.  In 2000 the Lord led them to start Arab World Baptist Mission with an objective to start Independent Fundamental Baptist Churches in Lebanon and other Arab communities.  In order to achieve this, they started an online seminary to train leaders, a camp ministry in Lebanon, Arabic publications ministry, Bible distribution ministry, and Syrian refugees ministry.  They were able to start three churches in Lebanon, one in Mousel-Iraq, and one in Almelo-Holland. Currently, they are planting a fourth church in Lebanon, and one of their students is now planting a church in Kadro, Sudan.