Church hosts Egyptian scholar

RANCHO SANTA FE — The Village Community Presbyterian Church invites the community to an evening lecture featuring the Rev. Dr. Atef Gendy, president of the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo, Egypt, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 21 at the church , 6225 Paseo Delicias. A reception with hors d’oeuvres, wine and dessert will be held at the Charles Direnfeld Parlor, followed by the lecture and a Q&A in the Briggs Chapel. Childcare will be provided. RSVP by Nov.19 to maryc@villagechurch.org or (858) 756-2441, ext. 106

Gendy is a 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 New Testament. For more about Gendy, visit etsc.org/new/graduate-studies/our-professors- /48-atef-m-gendy

“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 Rev. Jack Baca, senior pastor at the Village Church. “We welcome Dr. Gendy to our community to hear his insights. What a prime opportunity it is for Village Church, for Rancho Santa Fe, and for the whole north San Diego County to hear from him about the state of Christianity in that part of the world.”

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