How It All Started

God calling an orphan boy to follow him…

“…my father has passed away when I was at age 10. As an orphaned child and growing into my teen years, I realized quite early in life that there was no one to care when I cried out for help except for Jesus. There was no one for me to turn to other than Him. I was very poor. I had no money at times to buy food… I remember at times, I had to borrow a pair of pants to wear from one of the boys who was better off financially than me. Having little or no money was a big obstacle in my early life and up to the time I finished high school. The Lord, however, saw me through and opened one door after another before me.”

Munir Kakish

(Munir – age 10)

Dr. Munir & Sharon Kakish

Dr. Munir is the founder and director of RCO Ministries (formally known as Ramallah Christian Outreach). He was born in Jordan in 1947. When Dr. Kakish was ten, his father passed away leaving the family to experience great financial hardships. He was then sent from Jordan to an orphanage in the town of Ramallah (just ten miles north of Jerusalem) for the following eight years.

Today, Dr. Kakish is pastoring a church and directing a Christian Center in the very same town. Sharon was raised in the USA. After graduating from college, they returned to work in Ramallah. Dr. Kakish keeps busy in many ministry activities. Sharon is a teacher by training and has worked in several schools during the last 30 years.

Since 1978, Dr. Kakish and his wife Sharon have been ministering in the Holy Land, reaching the lost for Christ, discipling the faithful and helping the suffering children. Dr. Kakish is also serving as the Chairman of the Local Council of Evangelical Churches in the Holy Land. He continues to serve alongside his lovely wife Sharon. They have four children and eight grandchildren.

Michael & Jackie Kakish

Michael & Jackie Kakish

Worship / Young Adults

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Michael was born in Jerusalem and is bilingual. His wife Jackie was born in Egypt but her family immigrated to the USA during her high school years. Michael finished masters programs at Trinity International Seminary in Deerfield, Illinois. Jackie finished a masters in Music at Wayne State University. They currently oversea the daily activities of the boys home, lead the music ministry, and young adults. Michael and Jackie returned with their daughters Lily and Carmen to minister in the Holy Land.

Victor Bahbah

Victor Bahbah

Assistant Pastor - Ramla

Nasser Amen

Nasser Amen

Assisting Minister - Ramallah

Dina Lada

Dina Lada

Director - Home of New Life

Shukri Ayyad

Shukri Ayyad

Assistant Administrator

Jackie Hayden

Jackie Hayden

Director of Development

And a Team of Dedicated Volunteers and Partners!

There are many local and international volunteers who are a part of this team. Without them this ministry would not be the same.