Northeast Region

EMS 2022 Theme - Reconciliation: God's Mission through Missions for All

Reconciliation: God's Mission Through Missions for All

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Plenary Presentation:
The Challenge of Reconciliation in the Holy Land for

Evangelical Missions

A Shared Presentation:  Dr. Andrew F. Bush and Dr. Jack Sara (bios below)


Rev. Dr. Andrew F. Bush has served internationally for almost thirty-five years.  Presently,
Andrew is the Director of the Bethlehem Institute of Peace and Justice ( at Bethlehem Bible College in Palestine.  He also serves as the pastor of the East Jerusalem International Church.  Andrew and his wife Karen began their international ministry in Manila, the Philippines in 1987, before transferring to the Palestinian Territories in 1998 where they served for twenty years with the Palestinian Bible Society (PBS) near Ramallah.  From 2004 to 2019 Andrew also was a professor of missiology at Eastern University, St. David’s, Pennsylvania, chairing the department of Global Studies and Service.  Andrew holds degrees from Princeton University, Alliance Biblical Seminary, Manila (MA Theo., and Princeton Theological Seminary.

Rev. Dr. Jack Sara is the President of Bethlehem Bible College. Born and raised in the Old City of Jerusalem, Jack studied at Bethlehem Bible College. He earned his M.Div degree in the Philippines and returned to Jerusalem and began ministering in full time capacity with his church and teaching part time at BBC.  Later he and others began  reaching out to the Palestinian people and Arabs with the love of Christ.  Rev. Jack holds a doctorate degree from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in Missions and Cross Cultural Studies. Dr. Jack also is a consultant for the World Evangelical Alliance for the Middle East & North Africa.

Regional Vice President

Dr. Marcus Dean

Houghton College 
(585) 567-9479

The Northeast Region covers the following states:

New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
Rhode Island