Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe hosts Egyptian scholar, Christian leader for lecture


All are invited to an evening lecture featuring the Rev. Dr. Atef Gendy, president of the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo, Egypt, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21 at the Village Community Presbyterian Church in Rancho Santa Fe.

Gendy is a world-renowned scholar and leader in Egypt and the Middle East. He has been president of the seminary for the past 14 years, where he also teaches the New Testament.

“We in the United States hear and read so much about Egypt’s Second Revolution, ISIS, and the continuing conflict in the Middle East,” said the Rev. Dr. Jack Baca, senior pastor at the Village Church, who serves with Gendy on the Outreach Foundation Board.

“We welcome Dr. Gendy to our community to hear his insights. What a prime opportunity ... to hear from him about the state of Christianity in that part of the world.”

To attend this free event, please RSVP by Nov. 19 to or 858- 756-2441, ext. 106. Hors d’oeuvres and a wine/dessert reception will be held at the Charles Direnfeld Parlor, followed by the lecture and Q&A in the Briggs Chapel at the Village Church campus, 6225 Paseo Delicias in Rancho Santa Fe.

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