Wagih was appointed by Missions Door in 2017 serving in Specialized Ministry. He began ministry as an Egyptian pastor and currently provides leadership at First Baptist Church in Golden, Colorado, as the Director of Middle Eastern Connections. He desires to love and serve people individually as a pastor and also contribute and participate with a team.
In addition to his ministry at First Baptist Church, he offers counsel and mentorship to the senior pastor at Pyramids Baptist Church, a church he planted in Giza, Egypt, and is a volunteer pastoral assistant at the Arabic Bible Church of Denver. Wagih has taught at the Middle East Baptist Seminary in Alexandria, Egypt and was co-founder of the Middle East Baptist College in Cairo in 2013.
When Wagih was just five years old, his father passed away. Wagih hated God for taking his father and leaving him and his mother alone. As a teenager, nothing was fulfilling in his life. But in December of 1979, the Lord intervened and Wagih met Christ. He became a follower of Jesus and his life was transformed.
At the time, he was the store manager for a Wendy’s restaurant in Saudi Arabia. One day, God brought missionaries from Missouri, named Bob and Karen Mathews, into his store. Bob began to disciple Wagih and later baptized him in the Red Sea.
Shortly after his baptism, he left his job to serve the Lord full-time. He served with Campus Crusade for Christ in Egypt, where God used him to bring a group of people to Christ.
These new believers needed a place to worship so Wagih planted and pastored Pyramids Baptist Church, despite obstacles from secret police interference. And by God’s amazing grace, not only did they have grace in the eyes of the secret police, but they have positively impacted both the Muslim and Christian communities.
Wagih and Lois were married in 1985 and have two grown and married children who have blessed them with grandchildren.
- Doctorate of Education, Arab American Theological Association
- Master of Divinity, Georgia Baptist College
- Bachelor of Theology, Cairo Evangelical Theological Seminary
- Christian Counseling Diploma, Cairo Evangelical Church Synod Counseling Center