IBCM8 Global Conference
Theme: “FOR CHRIST’S LOVE COMPELS US…” 2 Cor 5:14
Nate Bramsen was born in Senegal and has spent the majority of his life on the African Continent. After graduating with a business degree from North Greenville University and a Masters from Kansas State University, Nate headed overseas to invest in seeing those who have never heard of Jesus hear the Gospel. While working with street children in the Middle East, he founded ROCK International, an organization to reach children trapped in situations of crisis. He and his wife Priyanka are now involved in itinerant and media ministry which includes a podcast called INTO YOUR BIBLE (available on YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, etc).
He is also the author of the books, What If Jesus Meant What He Said? and Prosper: Enjoying Intimacy With God (written during a journey with cancer) along with Dive In (a practical book on studying God’s Word). For more, check out www.intoyourbible.org Together with his wife Priyanka and their daughters Haven and Sage, they share a passion for this generation to become unconditional followers of Jesus Christ and to see unreached souls accessed with the Gospel. During their free time, they love exploring cities, going on hikes, and trying new foods.
Ramez was born in Cairo, Egypt and emigrated with his family to Canada when he was sixteen. He came to know the Lord through Rosemount Bible Chapel in Montreal and was discipled as a student through the Inter-Varsity group at McGill University. From 1972 to 1980 he developed and directed the ministry of the Groupes Bibliques Universitaires du Quebec. In 1980 along with his wife Rebecca (an MK from Haiti) and two small children he returned to Egypt, where he became the IFES Regional Secretary for the Middle East.
He attended the first Lausanne Congress for World Evangelization in 1974 and was subsequently appointed as the youth representative on the Lausanne Committee. He served on the Committee, in different capacities, from 1974 to 1994. In 2006 he rejoined Lausanne as Program Chairman for Lausanne III 2010 Cape Town Congress.
From 1990 – 2021 he was the CEO of the Bible Society of Egypt. During that time the Society developed from a small organization to become the largest Arabic Bible publisher in the world serving more than 2,000 Churches of all confessions across Egypt and most Arabic speaking Churches worldwide. The Society now has 8 branch offices in Egypt, 18 Bookshops and 220 staff.
He retired from that position in 2021 and now continues with the Bible Society as their Senior Advisor.