Sameh Azab, YWAM San Francisco

Sameh, originally from Egypt, has spent over a decade training and serving missionaries and working among Muslims in the Middle East, Africa, India, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Though born in a Christian home, he did not truly receive Jesus as his Lord and Savior until he was 21. In his ministry, Sameh has at times experienced a great deal of persecution, including being incarcerated and tortured twice for sharing the Gospel.

Sameh currently serves as the Director of SIS (School of Intercultural Studies) at YWAM San Francisco. In this role, he specializes in training Christians and churches to evangelize unreached peoples, especially the Muslim community in the Bay Area.

You can connect with Sameh by emailing him. And if you’d like to financially support his ministry, visit ywamsanfrancisco.org/give, select your payment method, and denote “Sameh Azab” for the donation.

Meet Our Missionaries

Learn about some of our other Local Missionaries serving in the Bay Area.

Laina Humbles, Because Justice Matters

Serving in San Francisco since 2013, Laina Humbles is on staff with Because Justice Matters, working with children and youth to prevent cycles of violence and poverty, as well as coordinating volunteer and church partnership efforts.

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Jonathan Newman, Athletes in Action

Jonathan Newman serves in Athletes in Action at UC Berkeley, helping student athletes grow and thrive in their faith and equipping them to make disciples.

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Dave Nothhelfer, CHAI

Before serving internationally, Dave worked in marine ecology, biotech, and organic farming. He came to faith in 2001 and is now fundraising to serve the poor in the Philippines with CHAI (Community Hopes Alternatives, Inc.).

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