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Rev. Ds. Willem J. J. Glashouwer
President, Christians for Israel International
Honorary President, European Coalition for Israel
Reverend Willem J.J. Glashouwer was born in the Netherlands in 1944 into a Dutch Reformed family that was active in the Dutch Resistance Movement. His father was a well-known Dutch Reformed pastor, who was imprisoned several times during World War II, and was actively involved in hiding Jews from the Nazis.
After completing his classical High School Education at the Gymnasium, he studied Theology at the Universities of Groningen and Utrecht, where he received his theological degrees, and was ordained as a minister in the Dutch Reformed Church in Holland.
For 20 years he served as a producer, host and finally Executive Director of the Television department of the Dutch Evangelical Broadcasting Company. He was also one of the founders of the Institute for Evangelical Higher Education in the Netherlands, and the Christian School for Journalism.
Following a major brain-surgery he became full-time minister of a 2500-member church in Katwijk, Holland, which he served for 7 years.
Rev. Ds. Willem J. J. Glashouwer served for over 12 years as the Chairman of the Dutch Ministry ‘Christenen voor Israel’. In July 1999 he became full-time President of Christians for Israel International, which now has branches and offices in Holland, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, UK, Ukraine and FSU, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Cameroon, Singapore, Canada, United States of America, Australia and New Zealand, including many developing connections with other countries, a total of over 25 countries.
Rev. Ds. Glashouwer has published several books, articles, DVD teachings and Bible Studies on Israel, including the book Why Israel? This book has been published in Dutch, English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese (Simplified & Traditional), Italian, Ukrainian, Russian, Bahasa Indonesian, Hungarian, Polish, Greek and editions in other languages, Romenian, Zuid Afrikaans and Arabic, are in preparation.
By Royal Decree on the 20th of February 2010 Her Majesty, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands has decided to appoint Rev. Willem J. J. Glashouwer Knight in the Order of Oranje Nassau for his exemplary promotions of Israel.
Rev. Glashouwer has been married to Marianne for over 40 years and they have 4 children. Their eldest daughter served for 9 years on the mission-field in Central-Asia and today in Africa. Rev. Glashouwer and his wife are blessed with 4 grandchildren.