Association of Evangelical Schools in Lebanon

The Association of Evangelical Schools in Lebanon was founded in the year 1997 under the supervision of the Supreme Council of the Evangelical Churches in Syria and Lebanon.
The Association comprises more than thirty schools, distributed
in different regions in Lebanon with more than 18,000 students.

 

 

Mission & Vision

To touch the hearts and minds of thousands of school-age students, and teachers, with the Evangelical Message that they may, in turn, become living witnesses in their communities (homes, neighborhoods, colleges, universities, workplace …)

Objectives

  1. Academic : Effective participation in the education field through the member schools in the Association;
  2. Visibility: Solid official representation of member Evangelical schools before the Lebanese Government;
  3. Organizational: Coordinate and unify the efforts of all member Evangelical Schools in Lebanon.
  4. Continuous capacity building for faculty and staff through regular educational events lectures, seminars, training workshops;

Who we are?

Rev. Joseph Kassab

Rev. Joseph Kassab

President
My ministry is distributed among more than one department. Usually I spend my time in Church administration, Spiritual Court of Appeal, and caring for the needs of our National Evangelical Synod Churches in Syria and Lebanon. Yet, among the above sectors, I love most the joyful times I spend with the younger generation in camps. Teaching and educating those young people is the industry for “better life”. Therefore, I value the Association of Evangelical Schools in Lebanon for having the honor of belonging to the industry of generations.

Rev. Raffi Messerlian

Rev. Raffi Messerlian

Member
Rev. Raffi Messerlian. Born in 1968. Graduate of Haigazian university and near school of Theology. Served for 18 years as a pastor and school principal in Armenian Evangelical Church and Secondary School in Ainjar. Since July 2014, I am the pastor of Nor Marash Armenian Evangelical Church in Bourj Hammoud.

Dr. Nabil Costa

Dr. Nabil Costa

General Secretary
Coming from the businsess world where he built a career in marketing, Nabil Costa joined the non-for-profit sector in 1998 when he became the Executive Director for the Lebanese Society for Educational and Social Development (LSESD) – a local non-profit organization that leads several educational institutions.

Dr. Jamal Bitar

Dr. Jamal Bitar

Member
Ph.D in Astrophysics from Toulouse- France

Born in 1971 in Akkar.

From the field of teaching which I love and still practice to the field of administration  which I find  challenging. I serve as the Principal of Tripoli Evangelical School from 2008 till Present.

Member of the Task force for Astronomy and Astrophysics in the LNCSR. And member of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) and Societe française pour Astronomie Astrophysique SF2A

Vice President of the Rabita, representing the National  Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon

Rev. Levon Maksoudian

Rev. Levon Maksoudian

Treasurer
I’m Levon Maksoudian, ordained pastor/minister. I serve as the president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Lebanon and Jordan besides which I render voluntary services through the Supreme Council of the Evangelical Community in Lebanon and Syria as one of the judges at the appeal level in the court, member on the executive committee and construction committees, and treasurer of the Rabita.

Mrs. Leila Saleeby

Mrs. Leila Saleeby

Member
I was the director of relations at BUC/LAU and Director of Admissions and International Recruitment. After I retired I was appointed and elected as President of the Alumni Association until October 2014. Now I serve on different councils and committees at LAU, YWCA, and National Evangelical Church. In my capacity as church person of the school council of the National Protestant College I represent my church in the Rabita
Dr. Arda Ekmekji

Dr. Arda Ekmekji

Member
Arda Arsenian Ekmekji, Ph.D. is the DEAN OF ARTS & SCIENCES and Professor of Intercultural Studies at Haigazian University. She holds a Doctorate from the Sorbonne University, in Archeology and Chairs the Educational Council of Armenian Evangelical Schools, Lebanon.

Mrs. Katia Hikary Rahal

Mrs. Katia Hikary Rahal

Assistant
Katia Hikary Rahal works as the Assistant to the General Secretary of the Association of Evangelical Schools in Lebanon. She liaises with schools and communicates media reviews and Ministry of Education announcements to all Evangelical Schools. Also, she organizes events and conferences and schedule meetings of the Executive Committee and takes care of the bookkeeping of the AESL.

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