Dr. John Bitar
Professor of Islamic Studies
International Experience: Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Turkey, Greece, USA
The Missional College is excited to announce that John Bitar has joined the World Religions Department! John is serving Missional University as Professor of Islamic Studies and a specialist in Missiology. Originally from Lebanon, John brings an expertise in Islamic culture, Islamic worldview, and a passion for outreach to Muslim communities. He is particularly concerned with efforts of the North American Church to retain and support converted Muslims. John received his PhD in Missions with an emphasis on Islamic Studies from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He has had the opportunity to travel for missions to Syria, Egypt, Turkey, Greece, Mexico and within the United States. John currently lives and works in Dallas, Texas, where he serves as Executive Director of Good News for the Crescent World.