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King Institute for Faith and Culture Announces “A Conversation with Mohammad Yamout, Pastor in Tyre, Lebanon” Nov. 3

BRISTOL, Tenn., Oct. 29, 2015 – The King University Institute for Faith and Culture announces a bonus lecture as part of the 2015-16 lecture series. Pastor Mohammad Yamout, a minister in Tyre, Lebanon, will speak at First Presbyterian Church in Bristol, Tenn., on Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. Pastor Yamout’s lecture will provide insights on the current conditions in the Middle East and how God is at work in the region. The lecture series is co-sponsored by the Bristol Herald Courier.

“Are you interested in the Syrian disaster and its repercussions? This lecture gives us an opportunity to learn more about this humanitarian crisis and how we might effect positive change,” said Dr. Shannon Harris, interim director. “The King Institute for Faith and Culture is pleased to support Pastor Mohammad's conversation with our community.”

Pastor Mohammad Yamout was born in 1966 to a Muslim Sunni family in Lebanon. At the age of 14, he began attending an Evangelical Church Sunday School ministry where he gave his life to Christ. Mohammad’s family rejected him; he had to leave his home and spend his next years working and living in a warehouse.

Two attempts were made to kill him by fundamentalist groups because of his zeal in evangelizing. However, Pastor Yamout’s local church continued to disciple him and helped fund his education. He graduated from Bob Jones University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.

For the past seven years, Pastor Mohammad, his wife, and five children have lived in the city of Tyre in Southern Lebanon where they have dedicated their ministry to planting a church among Muslim Shiite people. Pastor Mohammad's vision is to see local churches planted in all of the countries of the Middle East by establishing Outreach Centers.

“God is using the Outreach Centers already established in Tyre, Tripoli, and Amman in a great way among Syrian refugees,” said Pastor Yamout. “We are seeing many come to know the Truth. God is blessing the work, especially among children.”

For more information contact John Vann, member of the governing board of the King University Institute for Faith and Culture at vannjm@gmail.com or 423-360-1153. Visit the Institute’s website at http://faithandculture.king.edu.

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