Yousef AlKhouri

Yousef AlKhouri

Lecturer of Biblical Studies and Missions



B.A. Biblical Studies and Christian Education (2011), Bethlehem Bible College, Palestine.

M.Div. Theology and Missions (2018), Alliance Theological Seminary, New York, USA.

Biographical Information

Yousef identifies himself as a Christian Arab Palestinian. He was born in Gaza to a Christian family that has a long heritage of serving in the priesthood of the Greek Orthodox Church. He is married to Merna and they live in Bethlehem, Palestine. Yousef has written several poems in Arabic. In 2007, he published his first poetry collection under the title “You are Not My Beloved.” In addition to teaching at BethBC and lecturing to international groups on the Palestinian Israeli conflict, Yousef is also involved in Christ at the Checkpoint. He enjoys reading, writing, and teaching. He loves music, nature, and traveling.


Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Christianity.
  • Introduction to Missiology.
  • Spiritual and Personal Formation.
  • The Book of Genesis.
  • The Historical Books of the OT.



A Critical Analysis of Naim Ateek Palestinian Liberation Theology in Tite Tienou and Allen Yeh, ed., Majority World Theologies. Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library. 2018.

Refugee Crisis: A Mission Opportunity and Responsibility in Sam George and Miriam Adeney, ed., Refugee Diaspora: Missions amid the Greatest Humanitarian Crisis of our Times. Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library. 2018.

مسيحيو فلسطين: دور فاعل في إنشاء وتطوير الهوية القومية الفلسطينية المعاصرة. موقع كلية بيت لحم للكتاب المقدس، إبريل 2019.



Nyack’s Christian College/Alliance Theological Seminary, John and Helen Ellenberger Award (2018), the Alliance Graduate School of Missions.


Areas of Interest

  • Palestinian Israeli Conflict.
  • Contextual Theologies.
  • Holistic Missions.
  • Peacemaking.
  • Advocacy.








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