Continuing Christ's ministry of preaching, teaching, and healing in his birthplace
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Rev. Munther is a Palestinian Christian pastor, theologian, writer, speaker, blogger, and most importantly, a husband and father. He became pastor of Christmas Lutheran Church in 2017. Rev. Munther also serves as Academic Dean of Bethlehem Bible College. In addition, he is the director of the highly acclaimed and influential “Christ at the Checkpoint” conference, and is a board member of Kairos Palestine.
Rev. Munther is passionate about issues related to Palestinians and Palestinian Christians. He speaks locally and internationally on issues related to the theology of the land, Palestinian Christians, and Palestinian theology. He is the author of From Land to Lands, from Eden to the Renewed Earth: A Christ-Centered Biblical Theology of the Promised Land.
Rev. Munther is a musician, playing guitar and flute. He is also an avid sports fan, especially football (both North American football and soccer) and NBA basketball. He studied civil engineering in Birzeit. When he realized that numbers and construction sites were not his ‘thing’, he obtained a Master’s Degree in Biblical Studies from Westminster Theological Seminary, and then a Ph.D. from the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies.
Rev. Munther is married to Rudaina, an architect, and they have two sons: Karam and Zaid.
Hiba lives in Bethlehem and is a member of the Christmas Lutheran Church. As the assistant to Rev. Munther, Hiba coordinates church communications, youth activities, Sunday school, and Church events.
Hiba has a degree in Business Administration and a minor in Marketing from Bethlehem University.
She is working on a Masters in Business Administration and enjoys traveling as well as folklore dancing. As a committed Christian and member of the Christmas Lutheran Church, she enjoys worship and church events.