Born and raised as a devout Muslim in South Asia, Dr. Abraham was being trained as an Islamic leader when God miraculously touched his heart through a dream, which began his journey toward trusting Christ. After coming to the United States, he found a copy of God’s Word in his native language, and a friend introduced him to Jesus. Dr. Abraham has paid a high price for his faith in Christ, but he is committed to bringing news of eternal hope to others.
Dr. Abraham received a Bible degree from Christ for the Nations in Dallas, Texas, BBA and MBA degrees from Dallas Baptist University, and a Doctor of Strategic Leadership degree from Regent University in Virginia. He and his wife, Dr. Amie, founded GFM Ministries in 2002 with a vision for bringing holistic, sustainable solutions to poverty in the remote villages of the developing world and equipping Christians to engage in effective cross-cultural ministry.
As President of GFM Ministries, Dr. Abraham is passionate about developing and implementing self-sustaining projects to fulfill GFM’s mission of hope for the marginalized and oppressed. He often said, “I don’t want to be a part of something that will die with me.” As an author and adjunct professor of business, Dr. Abraham brings distinctive expertise and experience in organizational and cross-cultural leadership. He is dedicated to transforming lives and communities with the love of Christ.
Dr. Amie grew up in a strong Christian home in the Western U.S., and she and Dr. Abraham met while students at a university in the U.S. Soon after the couple married, they served together with a U.S.-based non-profit, ministering cross-culturally among diverse communities. They also traveled to and served in developing nations together. Dr. Amie’s eyes were opened to extreme poverty, and she knew her calling would include bringing hope to these precious people, helping them know they were not forgotten, but treasured by their Creator. In 2002 she joined Dr. Abraham with the desire to apply a heart of compassion and love for the impoverished through international holistic community transformation projects as they together founded GFM Ministries.
As Co-founder of GFM Ministries, Dr. Amie brings twenty years of experience in cross-cultural ministry and program leadership. She has effectively served diverse clients in the U.S., East Asia, the Middle East, and South Asia. Dr. Amie provides leadership with our domestic and international work, making regular trips to the developing nation communities we serve.
Dr. Amie received a B.A. in Education from Dallas Baptist University, her M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Texas at Arlington, and her Ph.D. in Literacy Studies from the University of North Texas. Through her experience in higher education, she developed two master’s degree programs and has taught undergraduate and master’s courses at U.S. universities. A specialist in literacy and English as a second / foreign language education, Amie joins her passion for empowering girls and women in poverty through educational and economic opportunities with leadership and research initiatives through our educational and community transformation projects.