Reverend Azar Ajaj

Born and raised in Nazareth, Israel, Azar is an ordained minister who has been ministering to his Arab Israeli community in a number of ways for over 25 years. Azar served as the pastor of the Local Baptist Church in Nazareth, as an executive for the United Bible Society, also served as the General Secretary of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students in Israel.

Currently, Azar is serving as the president and a lecturer at Nazareth Evangelical College. A college that trains and equip Arab pastors and leaders in Israel. Azar has been married to Ibtisam for 32 years, and they have 3 sons. 


Evangelicals in Greater Syria, Jordan and Iraq. This is a chapter from the book 'Evangelicals

around the World: A Global Handbook for the 21st Century' (Thomas Nelson, 2015).

Co-author of the book Arab Evangelicals in Israel. Eugene, Oregon: Pickwick. 2016