Imad & Julia Shehadeh
Imad and Julia met in January 1978 after Imad had come to the Lord as a student at the University of California at San Diego, and then joined Campus Crusade for Christ. Imad began ministry as a staff of Campus Crusade by assisting Julia in her student outreach at the University of Jordan. They were married in August of 1978. They later went to Dallas Theological Seminary for Imad to complete his master and doctoral studies. Then they returned to Jordan in 1990 to start Jordan Evangelical Theological Seminary (JETS). Imad and Julia have three grown sons and three grandchildren. They are normally stateside three months annually–normally February, May, October.
Imad serves as Founder, President, and Professor of Theology at Jordan Evangelical Theological Seminary. Imad is also an author and speaker regionally and internationally. Julia assists Imad in all his work plus serves as the spiritual advisor for women students and the wives of men students.
JETS is a non-denominationally related institution that targets the 22 Arabic-speaking countries of the Arab world, where its graduates serve. It was established in 1991 and registered by the Jordanian government in 1995. The Seminary’s mission is “to equip spiritual leaders for planting and strengthening churches in the Arab World.” JETS acquired a team of international faculty, skilled administrative staff, and a board of International Evangelical leadership. JETS is accredited by the European Evangelical Accrediting Agency (EEAA), the Asia Theological Association (ATA), and the Middle East Association for Theological Education (MEATE) for its B.Th., M.A., M.Div., Th.M. and D.Min. programs. JETS graduates serve in several Arab countries as well as Arab communities in several non-Arab countries.
Birthdays: Imad (September 11), Julia (April 1)
Anniversary: August 11
Pray for Imad and Julia's walk with the Lord.
Pray for Julia's health.
Pray for quality and quantity students; effective and growing staff and faculty, growing impact in more Arab countries through formal and informal training, ongoing funding for operations.
Pray for funding for student scholarships, publishing, and finishing campus.
Pray for graduates who serve in 21 countries of difficult locations and poor economies.