Dr. Alfonse Javed was born into a Christian home in Lahore, Pakistan. The son of a pastor, Dr. Javed, began serving the church at a young age. He has served as a missionary in Pakistan, Iran, and Afghanistan and has planted a church in Greece. In the US, Dr. Javed served in youth and college ministries as well as serving as an adjunct professor for Davis College. The Lord joined Dr. Javed and Calvary Baptist in the 1990s when the church began to support his ministry efforts. In 2006, Calvary invited Dr. Javed to the annual Missions Conference to share his ministry among Muslims. In 2009, he moved to NYC to start a new missionary journey to mobilize churches to reach out to the Muslim community in the metro area. Presently he is a faculty member of New York School of the Bible and was on the pastoral staff of Calvary Baptist Church for over 10 years.

Dr. Javed has founded a nonprofit that focuses on ending cycles of poverty for religious minorities in Pakistan. He is the founder of iLeadership Center, an online leadership training platform. He is also the co-founder and an elected executive director of the Heart for Muslims Conference, Manhattan, New York. In addition, he is the host of the Our Urban Voices podcast based in NYC. He is on the graduate online faculty of Liberty University.

Dr. Javed has earned three undergraduate, four graduate, including a masters in pastoral counseling and masters of divinity, and three doctoral degrees. His dissertations have explored various subjects, from religious influence on the American school system to evangelism and church planting to Islamic madrassas and the treatment that Muslim students have received in the post 9/11 New York City school system.

Dr. Javed and his wife, Sarah, lived in midtown Manhattan with their four children, two boys, and two twin girls, until July 2021, when they moved to Metuchen, NJ, to start his new job as the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Metuchen.


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Dr. Alfonse Javed is the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church in Metuchen, NJ. He is the founder of RAM Foundation, an organization dedicated to serving religious minorities in the Muslim world, and the Executive Director for Heart for Muslims, which equips believers to reach their Muslim neighbors for Christ. He holds three doctoral degrees, three masters degrees, and three bachelors degrees in various subjects both secular and spiritual. He is also a member of the graduate online faculty of Liberty University. He lives in Metuchen with his wife and four children.


"I appreciate that you took the time to view my site. I pray that the brief story of my life and God’s sovereignty over it may become a source of encouragement and inspiration to you. In Christ,  Alfonse Javed.”