Vincent and Maryam Morgan

Missionary Profile

Ministry Focus

Vincent and Maryam both grew up in Southern California. Maryam was raised in a Christian home and accepted Christ when she was young.  Vincent accepted the Lord as a student at Biola University and has been involved in Jewish evangelism since 1961.  Vincent and Maryam met at Biola and were married in 1969.  They have two grown sons, Ben and Joel.  Vincent studied Hebrew and Jewish history in Israel and worked on the excavations at Masada.  On a second trip to Israel, he worked on a kibbutz. In 1976 Vincent was appointed by Missions Door for ministry to Jewish people in the New York City area.  

Faith Story

Since his appointment Vincent has been working with Jewish people in New York City.  With his protégé, Mottel Baleston (Missions Door, New Jersey), he wrote a thirteen-week course on Jewish evangelism, which has been used to train lay people to reach their Jewish friends and relatives for the Messiah.  Since 1988 Vincent’s ministry has focused mainly on Russian-speaking refugees and immigrants from the former Soviet Union, many of whom are Jewish.  He has planted two Russian-speaking congregations and continues to lead the second one. Fulfilling a lifelong commitment and call, Vincent began to work with several ministries in Israel in 2005, mostly in Arad, Nazareth and Afula.  On the occasions when he is there he assists pastors, serves as pulpit supply, encourages believers and teaches Bible studies.  The Morgans do not conduct tours to Israel.  Maryam helps in Vincent’s ministry and is the Treasurer of their church.  Most recently several Muslims and Hindus have begun to seek out the Morgans for information concerning Jesus, the Bible, God, etc.   The Morgans’ home, which is often called a museum, is a frequent stopover for people worldwide who pass through New York City.  It gives them many opportunities for evangelism, fellowship, monthly hymn sings and Bible studies.  The living room was even once transformed into a wedding chapel.  Another time it was used for a full sit-down Passover Seder and dinner.  Many people say that they feel a peace in their house that they don’t feel anywhere else.

Family

Vincent and Maryam met at Biola and were married in 1969. They have two grown sons: Ben and Joel.

Education

In 2013 Vincent published his first book "Psalm 119, A Handbook for Life", which is a Bible study guide unlike any other that you have ever read.  Check it out at www.morganization.org.  In 2016 his second book "Isaiah 53, the Centrality of the Lamb" was published.

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In colorful communities and along scenic highways, diverse people and landscapes span coast to coast

Iconic American traditions include Thanksgiving dinner, jazz music and the Super Bowl. They meld with eclectic examples of multicultural heritage: numerous local Chinatowns, family-owned taquerias and even cowboy boots, which originated among the nomadic Huns of eastern Europe.

The nation's landscape shows just as many contrasts — sandy beaches and rocky coastlines, open plains and vast deserts, rugged mountains and winding canyons, and abundant rivers and lakes.

The ideals of life and liberty that founded the United States have made the country one of the world's most prosperous, though not without dark chapters and present troubles. Crime, discrimination and ethics violations make regular headlines, and many people live below the national poverty level.

Families view education as essential to the pursuit of happiness, if not also a path to wealth and power for the most ambitious. Yet Americans also demonstrate a charitable spirit of generosity toward neighbors and nations in need.

Freedom of religion grants opportunity for all faiths, but Christianity holds particular influence in country's history and daily life.

Your participation with Missions Door supports ministry in the United States among college students, including many international students, in collaboration local churches. It also enables social outreach, church planting and leadership development in a wide variety of communities — among Native Americans and other cultural groups, and in urban and suburban settings where growing and changing demographics create new opportunities for the Gospel.

Cultural Snapshot

Aside from the Native American, Native Hawaiian and Native Alaskan populations, nearly all Americans and their ancestors immigrated to the United States.

Faith Fact

In a 2013 survey, 56% of Americans said that religion played a "very important role in their lives” — a larger number than any other wealthy nation.

Country Profile

Population: 320 million

Major Religions: 47% Protestant, 23% unaffiliated, 21% Catholic, 6% other

Languages: 82% English, 11% Spanish, various others

Literacy: 99%

Poverty: 16%

 

 

Ministry service area:
City

Ministry location:
New York, United States