Christian Arabic Services is guided by an eleven member board of directors, representing ten congregations in four states. More than half have lectured or preached in Egypt. They meet twice a year to monitor the work and hear reports from Safaa Fahmi.
Joe Putting – Chairman
Joe serves as Tomoka Christian Church’s senior pastor, a position he has held since 1992. The church began a 10 percent tithe to missions, allowing the church to help plant hundreds of churches and fund orphanages, health clinics, pro-life clinics, food pantries, and camps locally and all over the world. Joe has led multiple mission trips and lectured often in Egypt.
Robert A. Draper Jr. – Vice-Chairman
Robert (Bob) has been an Elder at Lakeside Christian Church, Lakeside Park, Kentucky. He’s served on the Lakeside Mission Committee since 2006, including 3 years as chairman. His employment allowed him to serve as project manager for a new airport in Sohar, Oman. He met Safaa and Mona for the first time in 2007 on a project visit to Cairo. He was part of a Lakeside Christian mission trip to Egypt in 2008 and 2016.
Mike Ladd – Treasurer
Mike is the financial controller at Miamitown Church of Christ in Miamitown, OH, and a farrier by trade. He and his wife enjoy sharing their horse farm with two children, their spouses, and three grandchildren. Mike traveled to Egypt in 2004 for the dedication of the first education building and spoke at a seminar while there.
Sharon Price – Secretary
For over 30 years, Sharon has devoted herself to her work as a perfusionist – operating the heart-lung machine during open heart surgery. Her work has touched thousands of lives. Throughout those same decades, she has also raised two sons and now enjoys her precious grandchildren as well. Sharon first learned about CAS and the Fahmis through her father, a former CAS board member. Visiting Egypt in 2009, she saw first-hand the work Safaa and Mona are accomplishing and the number of lives they are touching with God’s love. Since her return, she has put her heart into serving alongside their stateside support, serving as secretary to the board of directors.
Dan served in the preaching ministry for over 40 years. He has been active in church planting, missions organizations, and is one of the founders of CAS, serving on the board of directors from its inception. In retirement, he is on staff with the Discovery Christian church in Broomfield, Colorado.
Ken first met Safaa and Mona in Egypt in 1982 and has been a part of CAS for many of the years since its formation. He has a good understanding of mission work as he and his wife, Ramona, have taught in 15 countries (5 times in Egypt). They were a part of the start-up and leadership of the Pre-Con for Missionaries (previously called the Nitty Gritty Seminar of the National Missionary Convention) and has spoken for the Pre-Con for many years. Ken is a retired minister and counselor, currently living in Cincinnati.
Lynn was married to the late Dr. Reuban Bullard, professor at Cincinnati Christian University and one of the founders of CAS. Together they hosted visiting students and shared in this developing mission work. She has served as a director since 2004.
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For 36 years, Dr. John Caldwell was pastor of Kingsway Christian Church in Avon, IN, a church with a great heart for global missions, including CAS. John has served as president of the North American Christian Convention and the International Conference on Missions. He has made a number of trips to Egypt where he has taught in seminars and seminary classes. In retirement, he devotes a portion of his time to serving as field representative for CAS.
Matt has been on staff at Mount Pleasant Christian Church, located in Greenwood, IN, currently serving as the Church Administrator and Community Life Center Director. He graduated from Franklin College in 2005 and Stetson University College of Law in 2009. Matt and his wife Ashley have two boys.
Doug is the senior minister at Plum Creek Christian Church in Butler, Kentucky. He’s been serving in local church ministry since 1994. During that time, Doug has been actively involved in supporting and encouraging global missions, having led or participated in short-term trips to six different countries. Doug enjoys spending time with his family.
Dr. David Roadcup is Professor of Discipleship and Global Outreach Representative for TCMI International in Indianapolis, IN. He has been in ministry for over 49 years. Dave and Karen have two married daughters and four grandchildren. Dave works in the areas of church growth and health, evangelism, spiritual formation, and leadership in the church. His great passion lies in discipling believers and helping Christians grow to deeper levels in their personal walk with Jesus Christ.