Prof. Omar Muhammad
Prof. Omar Muhammad

Prof. Omar Muhammad

Faculty


MY PASSION:

It is to equip live to love and serve humanity.

AREAS OF SPECIAL INTEREST:

Urban and Global Mission work, Los Angeles Mission
1987, Omar served three months with the African Inland Mission in Kenya, East Africa, in their “live with a Pastor Program.”

He also served in Medical Mission work with Noel Jones Ministries in Cape town South African and Jamaica West Indies

Sheepherding, Pastoring and Mentoring, Men and Boys,

I am presently the Director of Venice YouthBuild where I am serving inner-city Opportunity Youth helping them get reconnected a civic producers by becoming High School grads and skilled laborers.

Church Planting

In 1994, Omar graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary, where he earned a Master of Theology Degree with an emphasis on pastoral counseling. While attending Dallas Seminary, he began attending church at St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church, pastored by the Late Dr. Manuel Scott Sr. Pastor Scott became Omar’s mentor in the Ministry. Omar served on St. John’s pastoral staff and completed his pastoral internship at St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church.

Immediately after graduation, Omar entered a one-year contract with the STEP Foundation to be an Urban Pastor and to plant a church in South Dallas. Within a year, Omar had planted the Park Row Urban Church without Walls, in a two-bedroom apartment in South Dallas. The ministry got wide recognition in Dallas for its work in the urban inner city. At the end of Omar’s one-year contract with the Step Foundation, Omar moved to Pasadena, CA and enrolled in Fuller Theological Seminary to pursue a doctorate degree in theology.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

Old and New Testament Survey; Intro to Hebrew and Greek Language; Comparative Study of Christianity and Islam; How to Study the Bible; The Pastoral Epistles; Evangelism; At The King’s University, Los Angeles. Teaching Hermeneutics, Old Testament Survey I & II

MINISTRY EXPERIENCE:

Omar was converted from the Nation of Islam and saved in 1982 after reading in the entire Holy Bible. Shortly after his baptism, at Big Bethel African Methodist Church, Baltimore, Md., he enrolled in Baltimore School of the Bible. It was there that he got an excellent foundation in the Word of God and a hunger to go on the mission field to serve the LORD. 1996, responding to the need to work and the call to do urban mission work, Omar, led by the Holy Spirit went to Los Angeles’ skid row, to serve at the Los Angeles Mission. Omar served the next five years of his life in this ministry to the homeless and drug-addicted souls of Los Angeles. While serving at the Los Angeles Mission, Omar’s testimony of his conversion from the Nation of Islam to the Kingdom of God was recorded and aired on the 700 Club. http://www.cbn.com/spirituallife/OnlineDiscipleship/UnderstandingIslam/Former_Muslim_turns_to_Jesus_Christ.aspx (The 700 Club still broadcasts Omar’s testimony periodically)

St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church-Pastoral Staff
Park Row Urban Church Without Walls- Pastor-Founder
Los Angeles Community Church-Pastor
Omar also holds a ministerial licenses with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, The Free Methodist and The Pentecostal Assemblies of the World. Omar believe it is a part of his calling to bridge denominational and religious gaps. For three years, Omar recently served as Senior Pastor of Los Angeles Community Church, in Los Angeles, CA.

HONORS:

Evangelical Teacher Certification; Omar has served a Ministerial Leader and Teaching Elder at the City of Refuge, shepherded by Bishop Noel Jones; In his first term of teaching at The King’s University Professor Muhammad was awarded a commendation by the County of Los Angeles and his students in recognition of dedicated service to the affairs of the community and civic pride… for the benefit of all the citizens of Los Angeles County, December 5th 2013.

PUBLICATIONS/RESEARCH PROJECTS:

Lizwi Speaks by Omar A. Muhammad http://omaramuhammad.blogspot.com/
Twitter: Omar A. Muhammad
https://twitter.com/Pastor_Omar_
@Pastor_Omar_

PERSONAL:

Omar met his wife Unitha La Tonya while she was also serving the LORD at the Los Angeles Mission. Omar and Unitha were married in 1999, thus began his most significant spiritual ministry to his wife and four children.

Contact Info


Education


Baltimore School of the Bible

B.A. in International Studies with an emphasis on Africa and African American History

Morgan State University

M.Th. Pastoral Counseling emphasis

Dallas Theological Seminary

Introduction to Judaism

American Jewish University