March 15, 2022

Pray for Pastor Ray, his wife Sandy, and Multicultural Bible Ministry as they celebrate their farewells this weekend.

January 8, 2022

Our incoming lead pastor Ray Galea and his wife Sandy are in town visiting!

November 26, 2021

A message from our next lead pastor, Ray Galea and his wife Sandy.

November 21, 2021

In April this year our founding Pastor Jim and his wife Alanda announced that after more than 12 years of ministry with us they will return to the US next year to be closer to their family, and transition into a new role with the Arabian World Partnership.

Since then, we began to search internationally for a new lead pastor to shepherd our church. After advertising globally, the search team received over 100 expressions of interest, from which we shortlisted four highly qualified candidates.

We are excited to let you know that Ray Galea, together with his wife Sandy, has accepted our invitation to be the next lead pastor at Fellowship and they will be joining us in April next year.

Ray describes himself as a Maltese Australian. He founded a church in Sydney 30 years ago specifically to reach Maltese people with the good news of Jesus. It has since grown to become a church with over 70 ethnicities. It is a multi-site church that has also planted churches beyond Sydney.

Ray has informed his congregation and staff about this decision, and he and his wife Sandy will be visiting us early next year before making the move to Dubai in April. We’ll have the chance to meet Ray this coming Friday during our services via video. You can also visit the website of Ray’s current church, Multicultural Bible Ministry.

We would love you to thank God for leading the elders to a clear and unified decision to invite Ray. Please pray for Ray and Sandy as they begin the emotional process of leaving their church home of 30 years. As well, pray for Fellowship Dubai too as we prepare and transition into this new season.


In Christ,
The Elders

Ray & Sandy Galea
November 2, 2021

We call on the Fellowship body to commit to praying for us.

We thank God for providing our church with four Godly candidates in the pursuit of our next Lead Pastor. The Elders have now reached a critical stage in the process as they conclude their decisions. By the end of this week we hope to invite one of the candidates to become the next Lead Pastor of Fellowship Dubai.

Pray for wisdom, discernment, and the work of the Holy Spirit to lead as we seek God’s purposes in this important decision.

In Christ,
The Elders

October 15, 2021

Lead Pastor Search: Elder Update

October 1, 2021

After over one hundred applications and expressions of interest, our pastor search committee has invited four candidates – two external and two internal – to advanced toward the next interview phase. The 23-person group formed to facilitate these interviews are all involved members of Fellowship Dubai and diverse in nationality, ministry involvement, age and gender.

These four excellent candidates are a huge answer to prayer and we give thanks to God. Please continue to cover this process in prayer.

Lead Pastor Interview Group
April 30, 2021

Our founding and lead pastor Jim Burgess will be returning home to the United States in 2022 after shepherding Fellowship Dubai for 12 years.

On 30 April, 2021, Jim and Alanda released this video message to share this part of their journey with the Fellowship Family and beyond.

Please feel welcome to contact search@fellowshipdubai.com for any further details regarding this next season for Fellowship Dubai.

APPLY FOR LEAD PASTOR BELOW

THE APPLICATION WINDOW HAS CLOSED (23 APRIL)

The search for our next Lead Pastor has begun with the goal of commencing by early 2022. Overseeing this search is a committee carefully assembled with lay men and women from our community and led by our chair of elders, Andrew Doust. The scope of consideration will include both internal and external candidates.

We encourage you to review the Lead Pastor Profile and additional resources to help you discern if Fellowship Dubai may be where God is leading you.

Candidates are encouraged to send CV’s and resumes to search@fellowshipdubai.com, along with any further questions about this position.

Pastor Search Committee

Spencer Chan

Hong Kong

Years in the UAE: 15
Years at Fellowship Dubai: 5

Andrew Doust

Australia

Years in the UAE: 15
Years at Fellowship Dubai: 12

Lizbeth Fajardo

Philippines

Years in the UAE: 23
Years at Fellowship Dubai: 10

Liz Gitonga

Kenya

Years in the UAE: 19
Years at Fellowship Dubai: 6

Sana Homsi

America/Lebanon

Years in the UAE: 11
Years at Fellowship Dubai: 10

Ashley John

India

Years in the UAE: 33
Years at Fellowship Dubai: 8

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