CCF Arabic Pastor Profile
Rafael Najem was born in Beirut Lebanon, and was saved in 1971 through a Foursquare Missionary. He is a graduate of Life Bible College class of ’74. He immigrated to the United States in 1976 and was ordained by Middle East Gospel Outreach Ministries in 1980 and by Faith Christian Fellowship International in 1994. He co-founded Community Christian Fellowship (CCF) in 1982 and in 1990 he began to function as the CCF Senior Pastor. Rev. Najem is the founder and Administrator of Community Christian Academy, which was established in 1991 to aid families with a solid Christian education. As a visionary he has traveled to the nations proclaiming the good news of the Kingdom of God for the past 30 years. He moves under the authority and power of the Holy Spirit with a message that is practical, relevant and life-changing. In May 2010 Rev. Najem returned to his roots as an Affiliated Minister with the Foursquare Association. He is a dynamic teacher and preacher of the Word of God. He is the father of three adult children (Jennifer, Laura Wagner and Joshua) and a proud grandfather. His life is centered on his family and ministry.
More recently, Rev. Najem co-founded the Citywide Church of Greater Lowell in Lowell, MA; a movement of unity and solidarity for churches in the area. He has a heart for missions and believes that the heartbeat of the church is missions. Rev. Najem is a mentor and a father to many who seek to transform and influence the world with the message of the Kingdom of God.