(-Picture of Dubai by Qba from Poland via Flickr)
In most Middle Eastern Muslim dominated countries, Christians are persecuted and seldom allowed to build new churches or even remodel the ancient ones they do have. However, in Dubai of the United Arab Emirates, the government has given land and favor to Christians to build churches (Over 30).
Consequently, Dubai is home to the largest Evangelical church in all the Middle East- King’s Revival Church International which has some 7,000 members, 24 pastors, and conducts 14 services for a week, 3 in English and the rest in a variety of different languages. Most of the members are expatriates that came to the country for work and a better life.
Pastor Dr. V. Dilkumar says that their outreaches are mostly to foreigners since it is still illegal even in Dubai to proselytize Muslims and those who do convert away from Islam face harsh penalties.
Signs and Wonders
According to Pastor Dilkumar amazing miracles and healings take place at the church every week:
“That’s one of the main reasons the church has grown very much, in fact practically in every main service of ours we get people healed instantly.”
The church even publishes a monthly magazine documenting their healings, including cancers being cured, the lame walking, and the blind seeing.
Pastor Dilkumar said that it all began as part of the calling that God placed upon his heart many years ago:
“He has anointed me to preach the Gospel of Jesus and to heal the broken hearts, and to cause the blind to see, to cause the captives to be free, to proclaim the coming of the Lord.”
The church also sponsors extensive charity work and supports more than a 170 pastors serving throughout the Middle East and Asia. Praise God! *Top