• 06/08/2022

The President of the Protestant Churches from Al-Hawatkeh Church:
We always remember the genuine models in our lives that have the skill and vision; Servant of the word of God, the late Reverend Aziz Touma was an example.
I am delighted to share the joy of the people of the Hawatkeh today and congratulate the new pastor and the people on opening the services hall.

On Saturday, Rev. Dr. Andrea Zaki, President of the Protestant Churches in Egypt, participated in the celebration of the inauguration of Rev. Ihab Naguib as pastor of the Protestant Church in Hawatkeh in Assiut governorate, and the opening of the services hall, in the name of the late Reverend Aziz Touma.
The event took place in the presence of Reverend Kamal Rushdi, Head of Synod of the Nile Evangelist, Reverend Ashraf Jamil, Head of Mallawi Evangelical Presbyterian Assembly in Cairo, Dr. Hossam Helmy Madi, Member of Parliament, Dr. Elder Nagy Helmy, Elder Samuel Baqi, Elder Nasser Sadiq, members of the High Council of the Presbyterian Churches, Rev. Bioh Azar, Pastor of Nazlet Haraz Protestant Church, Elder Esam Wassef, Head of the Senate Affairs, and Reverend Wael Melhem, pastor of the Protestant Church in al-Gawli, Reverend Ramses Mahrous, pastor of the Protestant Church of Khuzam, and Reverend Hani Karam, pastor of the Protestant Church of Batnagha, Reverend Peter Ibrahim, Secretary of Mallawi Assembly, and Elder Amir Benjamin, Vice President of Mallawi Evangelical Presbyterian Assembly, along with many governmental, political and executive leaders.
At the beginning of the ceremony's speech, the President of the Protestant Churches said, "My happiness is great today to share with you the joy of the people of the Al-Hawatkeh Church. I am delighted to congratulate the new pastor of the church, Reverend Ihab Nagieb, and his family. Also, I congratulate all the dear people of the Al-Hawatkeh Church for opening the services hall in the name of its late pastor, Reverend Aziz Touma."
The President of the Protestant Churches added: "Today, we remember the genuine models in our lives that have the skill and vision. We remember the example of the Servant of God, the pious, and the teacher who made such a real difference in our lives, the late, dear Reverend Aziz Thomas. Now, he is in God's presence. He will always be present in people's memory."
On her part, Ms. Hala Touma, Principal of the New Ramses College School, spoke about her great delight in her participation in the church's celebration of the inauguration of Reverend Ihab Naguib as pastor of the Protestant Church in Hawatkeh. Besides, she expressed her great pride for opening the services hall in the name of her father, the late Reverend Aziz Touma, who significantly impacted the hearts of whoever dealt with him. He was an evangelist, teacher, and Servant of God's Word throughout his life.