Azad Barwari

Kurdish Christian Church , California
Lead Church Planter
El Cajon California
Kurdish Christian Church
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About My Family

I am I am single, never married and have no children. I live with my adult niece.

I was born in Iraqi Kurdistan and came to the United States in 2009. I became a follower of Christ in 2000.

About My Church Plant

I am planting a church among Kurdish immigrants in El Cajon, Calif. We hold worship services every week. We also offer community services, including English classes, citizenship classes, computer classes and music classes. We help Kurds complete forms. We hold holiday celebrations and often distribute food.

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