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"Here is a trustworthy saying: If anyone sets his heart on being an overseer, 
he desires a noble task..."1 Tim 3:1-7

Staff Elders
DAVE FURMAN

Dave Furman serves as the senior pastor of Redeemer Church of Dubai in the UAE, which he helped plant in 2010. Dubai is his favourite city in the world and his favourite thing to do in the city is to ride an abra across the creek. He is married to Gloria and they have four children - Aliza, Norah, Judson and Troy.
Ten years ago, Dave developed a nerve disorder in his arms that has since then, rendered both arms nearly disabled. He is the author of the book Being There: How to Love Those Who Are Hurting.

GLEN JONES 

Glen and Donita Jones are from Australia and South Africa respectively and have lived in Dubai since 2004. They enjoy their six children - Josh, Kalea, Sam, Liam, Matthew and Brianna. Having previously served at a church in Oman, Glen and Donny moved to the United Christian Church of Dubai in 2004 where he served as the Director of Music Ministries. Glen currently serves as an Associate Pastor at Redeemer. He is passionate about the gospel and it’s outworking in people’s lives, and enjoys cross-cultural friendships.

 

 
SCOTT ZELLER

Scott and Angela Zeller are from the USA and have lived in Dubai since 2014 and have four children - Judson, Emy, Joseph and Winston. Previously, they lived in Delhi, India where Scott served at a church plant and seminary startup. Here in Dubai, he is the Executive Pastor at Redeemer and leads a leadership training ministry based in the church. Scott and Angela love worshipping Christ among the nations that are gathering at Redeemer.

binoi samuel

Binoi and Jaisy from India moved to Sharjah in 2009. They have three wonderful children – Irene, Jeremiah, and Eliza. Currently, Binoi oversees the internship program at Redeemer Church of Dubai. As a family, they are grateful for the Lord’s sovereign work in bringing them to this church.

Chris Lejeune

Chris Lejeune comes from South Africa and has been on staff at Redeemer since 2011. He loves teaching how the whole of scripture points to Jesus and is committed to steadfastly loving and discipling fellow believers over years. Chris enjoys good coffee, old books and Sundays with his wife Nicky and their two little girls Eva & Phoebe.

ALVIN LITONJUA

Alvin and Diane moved to Dubai from Manila in 2012. He previously served as an executive pastor at a church in the Philippines. He currently serves as an assistant pastor at Redeemer where he focuses his time in training leaders and leading outreach Bible studies throughout the country.  Alvin has been married to Diane since 2008. He enjoys long drives with his wife, reading books and sharing the story of Jesus to others.

 

 

LAY ELDERS 
TOM SAMUEL 

Tom and Padmini Samuel come from India and have lived in the UAE for 26 years. They have two children, Yohaan and Raahail.
Tom works as a Sales and Marketing Director and is also involved with Haggai Institute to train and equip leaders for evangelism at both national and international levels.
He enjoys good company, food and traveling around the world. They have all been with Redeemer Church from the beginning and are excited to see God’s gracious work being revealed everyday.

DANIEL MAONDU

Daniel and Patricia Maondu are from Kenya and have been in the UAE since 2001. They have four children - Shalom, Shekinah, Enoch and Shifra. Daniel is a businessman in Dubai. He loves spending time with his family and building relationships with people of different cultures and nationalities.