At City Bible Church, we believe there is a precedent set in the Bible for churches to follow in how they are led. Ultimately we believe that Jesus is the head of the church; we belong to Him. We believe the clear pattern in Scripture is that the local church is not to be led by one man, but by a plurality of elders* -- who are equal in their leadership but often distinct in their function.


For more information on what we believe about pastoral leadership, please refer to our Statement of Faith


*At present for various reasons, we do not have a plurality of elders - but are trusting the Lord to raise up men to lead alongside Pastor Marwan

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Marwan Aboul-Zelof

Lead Pastor | Staff | Elder

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Marwan Aboul-Zelof was born in Kuwait, but grew up in the U.S. due to the Gulf War -- he was seven. While in university, Marwan sensed the Lord calling Him to make Jesus known back in his homeland. Prior to planting City Bible Church, he served as a pastoral intern and church planting resident with Redeemer Church of Dubai.


Marwan is married to Marci and they have two young boys, Noah and Shaya. He loves to spend time with his family, is a self-proclaimed foodie, and loves walking around and exploring Beirut. 

--Click HERE to read articles written by Pastor Marwan--