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An announcement from ICETE Partner, Langham Partnership International

Langham Partnership International Council is very pleased to announce the appointment of the Revd Dr Riad Aziz Kassis as the International Director of Langham Partnership International. Riad has been the director of Langham Scholars for the past 11 years. He has also served as the International Director of the International Council for Evangelical Theological Education (ICETE), International Regional Director for the Middle East, North Africa and Central Europe with Overseas Council, as Assistant Professor of Old Testament Studies at Arab Baptist Theological Seminary and Near East School of Theology in Beirut, and the Dean of the Program for Theological Education by Extension in Syria and Lebanon.

Riad obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Economics in Damascus, Syria. He went on to obtain his Master of Divinity from Alliance Biblical Seminary, Manila, Philippines and Master of Theology from Regent College, Canada. Riad received his Doctor of Philosophy in Old Testament as a Langham scholar from The University of Nottingham, UK and his Master of Nonprofit Management from Regis University in Denver, Colorado.

Riad has written numerous articles on biblical studies and has several publications in English and Arabic to his credit. He has spoken at various conferences in the Middle East and internationally on issues related to theological education, leadership, organizational development, and contextualized understanding of the Old Testament.

Riad is married to Izdihar, a fine art artist and executive leader of Together, for the Family currently serving among Syrian refugees. They have a son, Tim, a bio-engineering AI scientist in Boston, and a daughter, Trivina, a licensed dietitian.

We are very grateful for Riad and the gifts and experience he brings to Langham Partnership in his role as International Director. Please continue to pray with us for the continuing growth of the ministry of Langham Partnership in supporting the global church in its maturity and mission.

The Langham Partnership International Council

November 2023