The WEA MENA Alliance exists to promote and nurture unity, collaboration and cooperation among ministry organizations, church networks and especially, the WEA National Evangelical Alliances within the MENA region for the purpose of building, strengthening and expanding the Kingdom of God in the MENA region and beyond.
The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) had members in the Middle East and North Africa for nearly three decades. However, they never had a regional alliance where these members and affiliate organizations could gather together for common goals and interests, ultimately sharing the good news with the nations of the MENA region and sustaining healthy churches in the region.
Under Bishop Geoff Tunnicliffe, then Secretary General of WEA, and with the help of Bishop Nikolay Nedelchev, Gordon Showell-Rogers and Jack Sara held informal gatherings in Malta in 2015 and Jordan in 2016. In 2018, the MENA Regional Alliance held its first official and inaugural meeting under the auspices of WEA, led by Bishop Efraim Tendero, Secretary-General of WEA, pastor Godfrey Yograjah deputy Secretary-General, and pastor Brian Stiller the global ambassador for WEA. National Alliances elected pastor Jack Sara as the first MENA EA Secretary-General, with two Deputy Secretaries-General, pastor Noor from North Africa and pastor David Rihani from Jordan. The International Council (IC) of the WEA approved the MENA Region in December 2018 meeting in Malaysia in accord with WEA bylaws. In November 2019, WEA voted in the MENA region as an official member during the WEA General Assembly in Jakarta, Indonesia. Bassem Fikry, Secretary Genera of the Fellowship of the Evangelicals in Egypt, was voted member of the IC of WEA on behalf of the MENA EA. In February 2020, the MENA EA held a general assembly. During the COVID pandemic, the MENA EA continued to meet virtually.
Statement of Faith
We believe in the Holy Scriptures, as originally given by God, divinely inspired, infallible, entirely trustworthy; and the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
One God, eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Our Lord Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh, His virgin birth, His sinless human life, His divine miracles, His vicarious and atoning death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension, His mediatorial work, and His Personal return in power and glory.
The Salvation of lost and sinful man through the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ by faith apart from works, and regeneration by the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the believer is enabled to live a holy life, to witness and work for the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Unity of the Spirit of all true believers, the Church, the Body of Christ.
The Resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, they that are lost unto damnation.
Membership and Members
MENA EA has two categories of membership, Full Members and Associate Members. Full Members are the WEA National Evangelical Alliances. Associate Members include denomination, ministry organizations or ministry networks, consortiums of Theological Seminaries, ministry networks, Church alliances, etc.
The MENA EA is currently facilitating the formation of National Alliances in Middle Eastern and North African countries.
The current members of the Middle East and North Africa Evangelical Alliance:
- Église Protestante d’Algérie (Protestant Church of Algeria)
- Evangelical Fellowship of Egypt
- Jordan Evangelical Council
- Association of Evangelical Churches, Baghdad and Basra
- Council of the Evangelical Churches in Kurdistan
- Convention Of Evangelical Churches in Israel
- Council of Local Evangelical Churches in The Holy Land
- Evangelical Alliance of Arabic Speakers in Europe
- Evangelical Churches Alliance Qatar [ECAQ]
- United Arab Emirates
- National Church Alliance in The United Arab Emirates
- Tunisia Partnership
Rev. Dr. Jack Sara (Holy Land), Secretary General
Rev. David Rihani (Jordan), Deputy Secretary General
Rev. Abdallah (North Africa)
Bassem Fekri (Egypt), Representative of the MENA EA to the International Council of the World Evangelical Alliance.