Dar Al-Hikma (House Of Wisdom) Center Is Now Open- July 02, 2019

The great news is that Holy Trinity Lutheran Church of Burbank, Illinois has officially allowed us to use 3 major rooms in their facility to establish our outreach center to Muslims in the area. This would have cost us many thousands of dollars to provide for ourselves, but God has laid this ministry on the hearts of the leadership of this church, and it’s in a fantastic location for us.Please pray for the Holy Spirit to draw Muslims to Christ and for us to get the gospel communicated widely in this Muslim area. Pray for open doors, and open hearts.


Christopher Kolupa’s Ordination:

Praise be to God! Pastor Chris Kolupa was ordained and installed at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (HTLC), Burbank, IL, on August 22, 2021.

Kolupa is a born Lutheran who served in LCMS churches in different capacities all his life.

In addition to being a servant of God, Kolupa is an accomplished musician, a certified teacher and a graduate of Elmhurst College. While Kolupa was vicar at HTLC for two years, he completed the Specific Ministry Pastor program at Concordia St. Louis Seminary.

He also carried out all the pastoral duties in the congregation, except administering the Lord’s Supper which was done by Rev. Hesham Shehab.

In addition to his dedication to serving HTLC during those two years, Kolupa helped Salam Christian Fellowship and Messiah for Muslims, ministries to Muslims at different locations in Chicagoland.

Kolupa’s affiliation with the ministry to Muslims started when he assisted Pastor Shehab in a wedding ceremony at St. John Lutheran Church in Schaumburg, IL, in 2015.

Since then, the two men formed a team that shared the Gospel with immigrants and refugees, as well as offering them social services in Chicagoland. The two men would one day be helping an immigrant family with hauling furniture and another day celebrating the Lord’s Supper together with converts from Islam and Christian Arabs who fled the Middle East by the skin of their teeth.

Congratulations to Rev. Nader Hanna of Salam Ministries for his ordination on May 16, 2021.

Rev. Nader Hanna was born and raised in Egypt, a Muslim Arabic speaking country, currently lives in Huntington Beach CA, and works as an evangelist and itinerant speaker. Nader helps launch Disciples making movements among Muslims, and helps churches know more about Islam and how to reach Muslims in their communities with the message of God’s love and salvation in Christ Jesus

Nader is a regular guest speaker at several Christian Arabic TV networks. He has traveled to preach the Gospel and train leaders in countries in Africa, Asia and Europe. Nader is recognized as an ordained minister by “Covenant Ministries International” CMI in New Jersey. He received theological training in Beirut-Lebanon, Training on missions at the “Keystone Project” in South Dakota, “Horizons International” in Colorado, “crescent Project” in Indiana USA. Nader is a certified trainer with EQUIP, and a “Haggai Institute” faculty member; both are leadership training organizations. And currently colloquizing to enter the ministerium of LCMS.

Rev. Nader Hanna and His wife Amy have a 17 years old son; Hadi Hanna. Nader and Amy have been full time in ministry for the past 20 years producing and broadcasting Christian TV and radio programs to the Arab/Muslim world, doing outreaches, discipleship and leadership training in Egypt, Lebanon, Cyprus and the USA.


If you would like to have Nader speak in your church, at a conference or appear on a television or radio program, please contact him at: Salam Ministries. 6100 Edinger Ave. Apt 221, Huntington Beach, CA 92647. Mobile: 714-724-2985, E-mail: PastorNader@gmail.com