Joshua Lingel

Joshua Lingel is Founder and President of i2 Ministries, a global organization training Christians to target and evangelize the Muslim world. At eighteen years of age, Joshua Lingel received his life calling when the Holy Spirit spoke to him to train the global church to evangelize the Muslim world in one generation.

He has been involved in leading large groups in inner city evangelism amongst the local mosques in Seattle, Los Angeles and London in addition to evangelistic outreaches into the 10-40 Window. He also served on the pastoral and teaching staff of Mill Creek Four Square Church while in Seattle, WA. Joshua is well known as a global missions strategist, conference speaker, trainer, and apologist. He also gives support to numerous catalytic Christian leaders and movements throughout Asia, Africa and South America.  Joshua has trained numerous groups of pastors, leaders, students and missionaries globally in Christian Apologetics to Islam.

Joshua Lingel carries out the vision of i2 and has the passion and tools for reaching the Muslim world for Christ. He has pursued Muslim evangelism and Islamic Studies at six universities in the United States and Europe over the past 19 years. He has earned degrees and pursued post-graduate studies at the University of Washington, Harvard University, (SOAS) University of London, Knox Seminary, Biola University, and the Talbot School of Theology. Focusing on Political Science and then Philosophy of Religion and Ethics for his graduate work, he continued to pursue post-graduate studies in origins and early emergence of Islam, contemporary issues in Islam, Radical Islam and terrorism, early Islamic archaeology, textual criticism of the Qur’an, Islamic law and missions with Muslims.

Joshua has done extensive research on these subjects and knows many of the best scholars in theses fields of research. He has written papers on The History of Quríanic Textual Variants and Arthur Jefferyís Project for the study of the Qurían.” Joshua has been asked to participate and give scholarly papers at the Corpus Coranicum – Exploring the Textual Beginnings of the Qur’an (University of Berlin); The Syriac Aramaic Qur’an (University of Notre Dame) and Inrah Institute for Research of Early Islamic History and the Koran Conference 2008. In 1999 he was the recipient of the Leighton/Sandy Ford Leadership Award in Evangelism through Billy Graham Ministries.

From 1999-2012, Joshua taught the only course in the world on Christian Apologetics to Islam for over 20 semesters in the Biblical Studies, MA Theology and MA Apologetics departments at Biola University and the Talbot School of Theology. Joshua is the President of the Global Center for Islamic Studies and Evangelism (GCISE), hosted at the International House of Prayer in Kansas City. He is the facilitator for the Ideological Challenge of Islam for Transform World and several other movements. He is also the co-editor of: Chrislam: How Missionaries are Promoting an Islamized Gospel. From 2003-2009, Joshua Lingel was a founder and co-director for a program with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM) mentoring PhD students focusing on Islamic studies. He sits on multiple boards of directors and on the advisory board to the largest foundation for Muslim Ministries in the Middle East and North Africa.