Bassem Melki

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


BSc. Music Education Warner Pacific College
MRel, Religion and Music, Warner Pacific College
PhD Candidate, International Graduate School of Leadership in the Philippines; Topic: Arab culture and contextual biblical peacemaking


In addition to pastoring the "Church of God" in Beirut, Bassem has been the Dean of Students at ABTS since 2008. He pastors students from different parts of the Arab world, invests in their lives as they become strategic ministers in their context, and contributes to their holistic formation.

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, Music and Worship, Pastoral Care