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Meet our Elders

 Below are short biographical summaries of our Elders:

Holding imageAndrew is from Virginia, USA.




Douglas Reid ProfileDouglas is the Assistant Pastor at RAK Evangelical Church. Douglas is from Edinburgh, Scotland and moved to Ras Al Khaimah from Louisville, Kentucky in 2021 where he was studying at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Douglas has spent time in Asia, Europe, the USA and now the Middle East. He has been married to Laura since 2008 and they have three children, Phoebe, Atticus and Isla.He previously served on staff at Third Avenue Baptist Church as a Pastoral Assistant. Contact Douglas at:

Holding imageJohn is from Louisville, USA.




Josh Manley (Photo)Josh is the Senior Pastor of RAK Evangelical Church. Josh hails from the United States of America. He holds an M.Div. and ThM from Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A. During his seminary studies, Josh served as an elder at Third Avenue Baptist Church. Prior to entering preaching ministry Josh worked as an aide in the United States Senate. He is married to Jenny, and they have five children. Josh counts it a great joy to serve the people of RAK Evangelical Church through preaching and pastoral ministry and is thrilled by what God is doing in this place. Contact Josh at

Holding imageOliver is from the Philippines.