Who are we?


To lead people to personal relationship with God through the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and to seek to fulfill the Great Commission.


To teach and preach the message of the Word of God, the Holy Bible.


To provide for the spiritual care and nurture of members through worship, instruction, fellowship and service.


Discipling the Nations, one life at a time


Pastor Dave Peacock

Pastor Dave and Becky Peacock have been pastors at AAEC since 2015.  They have lived in the Middle East for 27 years and pastored in international churches since 2001.  They have four children and 9 grandchildren.

Funmi Attoye-B

Funmi Attoye

Funmi Attoye has served in the Children’s Ministry since 2014, as Children’s Ministry Director from 2021. She and her husband, Daniel, enjoy working with children of all ages, helping them build a solid biblical foundation, as they grow into all God has called them to.


Dr. Mathew Varghese

Dr. T. Mathew Varghese resides in the UAE since 2003, practicing as an orthodontist. His devotion lies in being a dedicated laborer in the Lord’s vineyard for the fulfillment of His Kingdom’s purpose. He is married to Dr. Sheeba Devadas, a pediatric dentist who loves to intercede and pray for the church and Gods people. They are blessed with a son and high schooler, Bennett Shane Mathew who is a passionate drummer and church worship and media team member.

Dr. Gideon Dadik

Born into a Christian family and having the privilege of being taught the word of God early, he has experienced the freedom that knowing Jesus Christ as Lord brings. By the grace of God and together with his wife Rahab and children, they use opportunities they have to encourage others to come to that same kind of relationship with God that brings true peace and freedom, until Christ is revealed.

Brendan Fortuin

Raised in a Christian household and embraced Jesus as Lord and Saviour very early in life. Married to his beautiful wife, Jubeidah, they both believe in all the fundamental doctrines of orthodox evangelical Christianity and always turn to the bible as their inspired, infallible Word of God for direction and instruction. They strive to follow the example of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ to lead by serving and to love by serving.

Chris Josephs

Hails from South Africa and has called the UAE home for the past six years, wherein he has been part of AAEC ever since. He is privileged to serve as an elder in equipping the saints for the work of the ministry.

Dr Rajkumar Manickam

Has been working as a surgeon and serving the Lord in UAE for the past 21 years along with his wife Dr. Savitha and children Michael and Gabrylla. Teaching the word of God and making disciples for the Lord Jesus are key passions in his ministry.

Noa Luterci

Has been serving the Lord in the UAE for the past 13 years, along with my wife Mereani and children Adi, Randall, and Torika. His passion is to share God’s word so that everyone may also come to know and experience His love and goodness.

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