Dr. Alfonse Javed is the Outreach and Missions Pastor at Calvary Baptist Church, a diverse congregation in the heart of Manhattan in New York City. Also, he currently serves as the Director for Heart for Muslims.
Born in Lahore, Pakistan — the son of a pastor — he began serving in church at a young age. He has served as a missionary in Pakistan, Iran, and Afghanistan. He has also planted a church in Greece.
In the 1990s, a providential relationship formed when Calvary Baptist Church started supporting his ministry efforts. Eventually, in 2009, he moved to New York with a new vision — mobilizing churches to engage Muslims in the NYC metro area.
Dr. Javed’s advanced theological training is from the Greek Bible College, Davis College, and Liberty University. He has earned three undergraduate, three graduate, and three doctoral degrees. His dissertations have explored various subjects from religious influence on the American school system to evangelism and church planting, to Islamic madrases and the treatment that Muslims students have received in the post 9/11 New York City school system.He maintains a blog, www.alfonsejaved.com, and is the author of The Muslim Next Door: A Practical Guide for Evangelism and Discipleship. Dr. Javed and his wife, Sarah, have two children.