Bassem Melki

Director of Peacemaking and Non-Formal Training and Assistant Professor of Peace Studies


BSc. Music Education Warner Pacific University MRel, Religion and Music, Warner Pacific University PhD 2023, Philippines, International Graduate School of Leadership; Research Topic: Contextual-biblical peacemaking within Arab Culture.


Bassem’s calling is to foster a culture of love, unity, and peace in the Arab world. He served as pastor of a local church for 17 years, and recently, his deep concern is to have Christ’s message of reconciliation and healing lived out in practice in all contexts and tracks of life: the personal, the familial, the communal, and the national.

He has been married to his wonderful wife, Roula Melki, since 1994, and together they have two children: Samantha and Brandon.

Areas of research, writing, and teaching:

Peacemaking and Reconciliation, Mediation, Music and Worship, Pastoral Care.