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Christians for Syracuse is a group of pastors, parachurch ministries and interested Christians working together for a greater Syracuse.  ​

You are the light of the world.  A city that is set on a hill cannot  be hidden.
Matthew 5:14

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Community Luncheon

Wednesday, February 14th @ 12N

Christians for Syracuse Presents...


Rashad Hamdan

My name is Rashad Hamdan, and I am the Director of Syracuse Adult & Teen Challenge. I’ve had the privilege to serve in this ministry since 2014. My journey began with Teen Challenge coming through the doors as a student in the program at our Long Island campus. My life had fallen apart, and I lost everything due to drug addiction. When I had lost all hope and ruined all relationships within my family, Teen Challenge was there for me with open arms.


At this time, I was introduced to the gospel of Jesus Christ, and my life was forever changed. Through the discipleship process of Teen Challenge, I realized that God placed a call on my life to share the gospel with others that are struggling in a life of addiction. After finishing the program, I stayed on as an intern, eventually came on staff, went to the New York Ministry Network School of Ministry, married my beautiful wife, Katherine, in 2019, and now have two young toddlers, Jaxon and Carter.


In 2021, I was asked to serve as the Program Director of our Syracuse campus, and what an honor it is to fulfill the call God has given me and to help come alongside other men who are currently struggling with addiction and show them the hope we all have in Jesus! Looking back on my wayward years before I knew the Lord, I never thought there was any future for me. I thank God every day for this “new creation” I am, and this new life He has given me.


I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. -Galatians 2:20

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​Every second Wednesday of the month at 12N, Christians for Syracuse hosts a luncheon at the Empire Buffet in Dewitt.*  This meeting is open to anyone and everyone in the community, so please join us! Cost: $13 per person. 

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