Emad is married to Almess Yousif, and they have two boys Timothy and Nathaniel. After Emad and Almess graduated from ABTS (2003), they established their pastoral ministry in Egypt for about two years, and then they moved to Canada (2005). While in Canada, Emad joined the mission field to minister among Arab immigrants, worked in the field of social service particularly with individuals with disability, finished his Master of Art in Christian Theology (2013) and his Ph.D. at McMaster Divinity College (2021).
Emad is passionate about developing biblical theology of the Old Testament in the context of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). His research has focused above all on the intersection of the biblical texts and the Qur’an, with major interest in the character of God. During his master research degree, Emad focused on the intersection of the Book of Exodus and the Qur’an, with a particular interest in the Golden Calf Narrative. His doctoral studies focused on the intersection of the Minor Prophets Corpus and the Qur’an, particularly reading the Book of Jonah in the MENA context.