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Embrace The Truth International exists to offer Muslims, Jews, cult members and skeptics the value of embracing the Truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ no matter the cost, through the demonstration of sound apologetics, personal testimony, and the expression of Christ-like love, gentleness and respect for tradition, belief, and the individual.
Abdu is a co-founder and the President of Embrace The Truth International, which is an apologetics-based ministry dedicated to offering the Truth of the Gospel to Muslims, Jews, cult members, and skeptics.
Abdu was born into a Muslim family that encouraged his studies of the Qur'an and Islam. During the course of a years-long investigation into the historical and philosophical underpinnings of the major world religions, Abdu discovered that only the evidence for the historic Christian faith could withstand the toughest challenges. The results of Abdu’s intense search, coupled with the Lord’s drawing of his heart, led him to put his faith in Jesus as the one and only sufficient Savior. Since that time, Abdu has dedicated his ministry to reaching non-Christians with the Gospel and teaching Christians to do the same.
Abdu has spoken in numerous venues both in the United States and internationally, including churches, convention centers, and college campuses. He has been a featured guest on radio talk shows across the United States and on numerous national and international television programs, including Newswatch, CrossExamined with Dr. Frank Turek, Jesus or Muhammad? on the Aramaic Broadcasting Network, The Bob Dutko Show, SRN News, Eye Opener, and TCT Alive!.
Abdu has published articles in a variety of settings, including internet articles for the North American Missions Board that have been translated into different languages. His first book, Apocalypse Later - Why the Gospel of Peace Must Trump the Politics of Prophecy in the Middle East, has been released by Kregel Publications and is available in bookstores.
In 1999, Abdu earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1995. He is a member of the Evangelical Philosophical Society, the Evangelical Theological Society, and maintains active relationships with many ministries, including InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Campus Crusade for Christ, i2 Ministries, and the North American Missions Board. Abdu is the Visiting Professor of Christian Thought and Apologetics at the Josh McDowell Institue of Oklahoma Wesleyan University.
Abdu lives in the Detroit, Michigan area with his wife and their three children.
Born and raised in a nominally religious family, Mickey Badalamenti was driven by a desire to know the truth. “Why am I here?” “Is there a God – or gods?” and “Can truth really be known?” were everyday questions that eventually pushed him to seek and find the answer in light of the evidence. The journey led him through the different religious systems and philosophies of the world, ranging from the Christianity to Islam to Eastern thought and religious systems, until one day it was interrupted by the discovery of a unique individual – the Lord Jesus Christ, God in the Flesh, whose resurrection revealed him to be the one and only Truth and Way to Life Everlasting. Since that time, Mickey has been committed to demonstrating that in Jesus – and Jesus alone – is found life’s author, life’s purpose, and life’s cohesive truth, and to equipping Christians in their knowledge of the true Son of God and of the counterfeits in the world that would serve to undermine His Lordship in their lives. He serves as associate Pastor of Discipleship at Rockpointe Community Church in Sterling Heights, MI and resides in Shelby Township, MI with his wife Kate and four children.
Glenn Harris was born and raised in a traditional Jewish family in Los Angeles, California. After several fruitless years searching through New Age religion, Glenn became a believer in Jesus in 1981 through the invitation of a co-worker to come hear the Gospel. Since that time, he has served for 10 years with Jews for Jesus and for the past 11 1/2 years has been the Associate Rabbi at Congregation Shema Yisrael in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, a congregation of both Jews and Gentiles worshiping in a Jewish context and honoring Yeshua, Jesus as the Messiah of Israel and Savior of the World. Glenn is an associate speaker and writer with Embrace the Truth. He holds his Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Literature from Northeastern Bible College and Master of Divinity from Michigan Theological Seminary. Glenn and his wife Alexandra have three children and live in Birmingham, Michigan. He is an outspoken pro-life advocate and avid motorcyclist.