About the Founders



Imagine enduring intense persecution as a Christian raised in Islamic countries. That was Renod Bejjani’s childhood. He spent 24 years filled with anger toward God and hatred toward Muslims. Through his redemptive journey, he made a startling discovery. He realized the Middle East and North Africa had experienced a mass shift from primarily Christian to 99% Muslim. Today a similar shift is happening in Western nations.

In 2011, Renod launched iHOPE Ministries with his wife Karen, to reverse the alarming trends.  In the process, Renod found himself serving the God he once denied and extending God’s transforming love to the very people he once hated. Renod’s unique childhood and decades of experience with Muslims have prepared him for this time in history, for this specific task.

Renod is the author of Muslims, 5 Biblical Essentials Every Christian Must Know and Do, and The Way to Paradise, a ground-breaking, gospel-centered Bible study for Muslims, tailored for their worldview.

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Karen Bejjani grew up in America's heartland, unaware of people of other faiths. She pursued the American Dream and built a successful corporate career as a fearless, relatable visionary, and inspiring coach. Now she uses those same skills to embolden everyday Christians to share their faith across cultures. She is the author of The Blue Cord, and hosts The Blue Cord, by iHOPE Ministries podcast. 

Together, the Bejjani's founded iHOPE Ministries to come alongside the Church to inspire and empower "everyday" Christians to share their faith with people of other faiths. Since 2011, iHOPE Ministries has emboldened tens of thousands of Jesus-followers worldwide to live as authentic Christian witnesses. God is making an extraordinary impact through ordinary Christians. 

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