Dr. Ashraf Azmy was born in Egypt, the land of Exodus, in a Christian family. The true challenge in his faith came when he was a high school student and attended a youth camp in Alexandria, Egypt. It was there that he gave his life to the Lord Jesus. In 1988, after graduating from Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo, he was ordained and served the Lord as an assistant pastor in El Minya, Egypt. A few years later he and his wife left Egypt for Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to become the first Arabic pastor of the Church of Dubai. For more than five years the Lord used them to serve Him among many nationalities in Dubai. In 2000, he moved with his family to the United States and in 2003 he received two graduate degrees (M.Div and Th.M) from Northwest Baptist Seminary in Tacoma, Washington (now Corban University, in Salem, Oregon). From 2007 to 2012, Dr. Azmy worked as an assistant professor of Bible and theology at Baptist Bible College and Seminary in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania. Dr. Azmy completed his doctorate (Ph.D.) there in 2008 in the Old Testament Studies.
Today, Dr. Azmy is an academic researcher and a professor of the Old Testament and Biblical Studies. He is the producer and host of the televised Al Hayat Biblical School. Supported by Al Hayat Ministries, this school prepares and equips men and women from the Arabic-speaking world, particularly those persons who are Muslim Background Believers (MBBs), to gain a deeper knowledge of God and their relationship with Him and to serve Him more effectively in their cultural context.
As a speaker, Dr. Azmy brings the educator’s deep knowledge and teaching skills to help new Christians and Muslim Background Believers (MBBs) solidify and enhance their faith, enriching their understanding and love of Jesus Christ.