A former seminarian teacher, and father of 7, Charbel Raish’s radical conversion story moved him to found Parousia. He has organised 200+ events all over Australia with local and international speakers. Charbel has coordinated Faith Formation events for over 15 years.
Charbel Raish is married to Christine and they have been blessed with 7 children together. Charbel has a passion for helping people get closer to discovering the fullness of Truth and invites anyone who is willing, to help him on this mission of evangelisation through Parousia Media.
Charbel has two Degrees – Master of Arts and Theological Studies from the University of Notre Dame in Sydney, and his undergraduate Degree in Personal Development and Physical Education from the Australian College of Physical Education in Homebush Bay. He has over 10 years of experience as both a Phys Ed teacher and Religion teacher for Primary and Secondary Schools.
Currently Charbel is working full time with Parousia Media, his greatest passion, which specialises in Faith Formation resources and events. Over 150 000 people have been evangelised through the work of Parousia Media and well over 100 000 resources have been distributed overthat time.
Charbel gives multiple talks on Evangelisation and Faith Formation, the Bible timeline, as well as a personal testimony on how Islam led him to Christ. He coordinates study courses such as “A quick journey through the Bible” and “Chosen” – an introductive study of the Catholic Faith.
Charbel has a passion for helping people get closer to discovering the fullness of Truth and invites anyone who is willing, to help him on this mission of evangelisation through Parousia Media.
How Islam Led Me Back to Christ
Signature Talk | Adults
Charbel Raish was born into a Catholic home. But, in the last 6 years of school, he was influenced and challenged in his faith by Islamic friends. In his final year, he struggled to make a choice. He visited a mosque to give his life to Allah and Muhamed. But God wasn’t done with him yet. Charbel visited a church, begging God for a sign. His life was transformed forever.
This conversion story shares what happened that day in the Mosque and the Church! Learn about his family upbringing, and how his school years influenced him. When he finally turned to God, and took his faith in his own hands, he experienced an encounter with Christ. An encounter that radically transformed a young man to be filled with zeal and passion for the truth.
This led him into the seminary, study, marriage, being a father to seven children, and founding Parousia, a lay apostolate. Be moved and inspired by how God worked in his life, and how you can access God’s grace – if you only turn to Him!
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