Our Elders


Our Elders


"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 serves as the senior pastor of Redeemer Church of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates,which he helped plant in 2010. Dubai is his favorite city in the world and his favorite thing to do in the city is to ride an abra across the creek. He is married to Gloria and they have four children. Ten years ago ,Dave developed a nerve disorder in his arms that renders both arms them nearly disabled. He is the author of the book, Being There: How to Love Those Who Are Hurting.


Glen and Donita Jones have lived in Dubai since 2004, and they enjoy their six children. Previously serving at a church in Oman, they 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.


Jason and Beverly Berrus have been married since 2009. They moved to Dubai from Washington D.C. in 2012 for Jason to join the staff of Redeemer to serve as an associate pastor where he oversees family ministry, which includes youth (Re:Generation) and children's ministry (Redeemer Kids). When he's not working, Jason loves spending time with his family, reading, listening to music, and watching baseball. 




Scott and Angela Zeller have lived in Dubai with their four children since 2014. Previously, they lived in Delhi, India where Scott served at a church plant and seminary startup. 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 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 and Diane moved to Dubai from Manila in 2012. He currently serves as an assistant pastor where he focuses his time in training leaders and leading outreach Bible studies throughout the country. He previously served as an executive pastor at a church in the Philippines. 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.




Tom and Padmini Samuel come from India and have lived in UAE for almost 21 years. They have 2 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 the National and International levels. They have been with Redeemer Church from the beginning and are excited to see God’s gracious work being revealed everyday.


Daniel and Patricia Maondu are from Kenya. They 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.