My name is Elias Hayek, and I am taking Bible school courses online at the Christian Leaders Institute (Learn more about online Bible classes, Click Here). I am from Lebanon and born in 1985. Currently, I am living in San Diego, California, USA. I am married to an amazing wife, who God put in my life for a reason. I love her so much and am blessed to have her in my life along with four children.
Born in Lebanon, I grew up in a Christian Catholic family. As a Catholic, I lived my faith through traditions and rituals which created distance between me and God. I missed the opportunity to really know God and follow Him. The lack of biblical teaching and sound doctrine opened the door for me to ask questions.
So, I started seeking God with all my heart. I made a promise that I will live for Him and follow Him if I get to know Him. God, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, was then a mystery to me. I decided to start reading the Bible and the Catholic catechism. God revealed himself to me. The more I read in the Bible, the more trust and joy it brought to me with God.
Things began changing quickly in me. I died with Christ, and I was born again with him. “I have been crucified with Christ, it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me, and the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me” (Galatians 2:20).
Growing in Christ
Therefore, since then, I have been growing spiritually in my walk with God. I am living for Christ, spreading the Gospel, sharing the Good news, and reading and searching the scriptures daily. “These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so” Acts 17:11.
My spiritual dream is to help people find God, bring salvation to the lost, and reflect the light of Christ in my life. The free Bible School courses online at the Christian Leaders Institute are a blessing on my ministry journey.