Brian Newman

Brian grew up in a secular, cultural Jewish family on Long Island (outside New York City). His family celebrated the Jewish holidays, he was bar mitzvah, but he was a functional agnostic. At 20 years old as a college student Brian had a dramatic conversion to Christ, which launched him into a life of serving God overseas for 20 years and now in the United States. He has worked in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and elsewhere for over 25 years.

In 2011, Brian founded The Isaac Ishmael Initiative to bring together the three monotheistic faiths of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. In addition to his work with The Isaac Ishmael Initiative he currently serves as Pastor of Leadership Development at Living Word Community Church in York, Pennsylvania.

Brian has earned two Master of Arts degrees from Fuller Theological Seminary – one in multi-cultural studies and the other in theology. He is married to Susy and they have two grown children, a son-in-law, and a grand-daughter – all of whom are awesome!

© Copyright - Isaac Ishmael Initiative

Help the People of Beirut

A deadly explosion rocked the capitol of Lebanon in early August. More than 100 people died in the blast and thousands have been left homeless.

The Isaac Ishmael Initiative is partnering with local Beirut-based organizations to provide critical care for the homeless and injured, including temporary housing, food, and clothing. Click here to give now. Select “LEBANON EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE” in the menu.