Presentation takes a look at the Old Testament

With studies in Hebrew, Arabic, Judaism, Islam and the Dead Sea Scrolls, Erol Dogan has a deep understanding of the language and culture of the Middle East.

He will share that knowledge in a series of discussions about Passover and other passages from the Old Testament April 15 to 17 at the Vernon Church of Christ in “Deepening Our Faith: Learning from the Passover and the Hebrew Perspective on Scripture.”

The Hebrew scholar and missionary to Israel was born to a Muslim father from Turkey. In 1979, Dogan converted to Christianity.

“His understanding has continued to grow through multiple connections created over years of missionary work in Israel,” said Minister Murray Ververda with the Vernon Church of Christ. “We are excited to learn from Erol during this weekend.”

All sessions are open to the public and the schedule includes Friday and Saturday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Sunday at 10 a.m. and the sermon at 11 a.m.

Dogan and his wife, Debi, will also make time Sunday at 2 p.m. to present information about their return trip to Israel this summer.


The Vernon Church of Christ is at 4107 Pleasant Valley Rd. For more information, call Ververda at 250-545-6892 or