We are pleased to introduce you to Mohammad Ali (pictured below), one of our newest interns in the GCI-USA Intern Program. Mohammad is interning in GCI’s San Jose, CA, congregation under the tutelage of Lead Pastor Mel Dahlgren, with CAD team member Ted Johnston serving as Mohammad’s ministry coach. Here is a short bio from Mohammad:
I was born in the Ukraine and moved back and forth from Jordan and Kazakhstan due to my father’s job. My mother and I came to the United States nine years ago, when I was 12. Throughout my middle school and high school years, I always acknowledged the existence of God, but never partook in the intimate relationship that Jesus Christ provides.
At age 18 I moved away from home and went from being a hereditary Christian to an individual who was transformed in heart, thought and action by Jesus through the Word. I believe it is my calling to be a minister of the gospel.
Currently, I am serving as the youth pastor and one of the worship leaders at my church. My hope is to one day plant a church and live in a region where the Word of God is either being suppressed or has never been presented. I know that God will use my GCI internship to continue improving my effectiveness as a disciple of Jesus.