Farewell Party for NBS board member
The Local Baptist Church (LBC) in Nazareth held a farewell party on Friday the 14th of June for Rev. Phil Hill.
Rev. Phil Hill served as interim pastor of LBC for 2 years ,lecturer in Nazareth Evangelical Theological Seminary (NETS) , member of the executive of the Association of the Baptist Churches (ABC) and recently as a member of board of NBS.
Rev. Phil Hill and wife Angela lived in Israel for the last 5 years serving among the Arab Baptists after 30 years of ministry as pastor in England.
The farewell party included speeches by Rev. Azar Ajaj, Rev. Dr. Bryson Arthur (for NETS), Monther Naum (for ABC) and Rani Saba for LBC.
In addition NBS board Chairman Najed Azzam thanked Rev. Phil for his contribution as a board member of NBS and giving a fresh perspective.
Rev. Phil Hill thanked all those that attended and noted the love he has for the Arab Christian believers in Israel. He said-he had a word for LBC: find your talents and release them.
As to NBS he said that he felt the main word should be Mission. He urged NBS to take a strong stand in sharing the Gospel.
At the end the participants that included friends and pastors from around Galilee shared in a meal.
Singing and worship
Azar shares about Phil
Bryson shares about Phil
Bryson gives Phil NETS present
Zaher and Bader
Monther Naum shares for ABC
Phil and Angela
Najed Gives Phil NBS token present
Rani shares for LBC
Rani brings the couple the present from LBC
Pastors and elders pray for couple
Pastors and elders pray for the couple
Phil shares with Bader translating
Phil and Angela with Deebs
Miriam,Elia,Rania and Laila
May and Manal
Ibraheem and Worood
Rula and Manal