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Rev. John Booko

Posted: Monday, July 02, 2001 at 01:27 PM CT

From the book:
Assyria: The Forgotten Nation in Prophecy!

About the Author

John Booko Sr., is an American born Assyrian whose parents were born in Northern Iraq; he speaks the Assyrian language.  Reverend Booko holds a Bachelor of Theology degree from Northern Baptist Seminary in Oakbrook, Illinois, and a Master of Arts degree from Northwestern University Graduate School in Evanston, Illinois.

He is an ordained baptist minister having served in Baptist Churches for 24 years. In 1975 he founded the Three Rivers Christian Fellowship, an interdenominational Church, where he serves the Lord with his son, Paul. He and his wife, Burnell, have resided in Three Rivers, Michigan since 1963. They have four children and fourteen grandchildren.

John also serves as the Regional Representative for "Intercessors for America", a ministry encouraging effective prayer and fasting for the church, our nation, and their leaders, His Trans/Local ministry is to build unity among pastors and to bless and encourage other churches and ministries.

In May of 1983, he travelled to Israel at the invitation of the government's Herut Party and met with Prime Minister, Menachem Begin in his office in Jerusalem.

In April of 1985, he was invited to Egypt by the Egyptian Foundation. In Cairo, Egypt, he visited with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in his Presidential Palace, and prayed with him.

From the back cover of the book:
Assyria: The Forgotten Nation in Prophecy!


Reverend John Booko, an Assyrian American, has studied the Scriptures related to the Assyrian people in great depth, with its promise in Isaiah 19:23-25 which states:

"In that day there will be a highway from Egypt to
Assyria... in that day Israel will be the third, along with Egypt and Assyria, a blessing on the earth. The Lord Almighty will bless them, saying...  Assyria my handiwork...
" (NIV).

God used Assyria in the past when it was a powerful nation and He used Assyrians to spread the Gospel to faraway lands. So, He plans to use the restored Assyria in His future.

Over 150 times, the Bible refers to Assyria and the
Assyrians. Jesus grew up among the Assyrians in
Galilee and spoke the Assyrian language which is Aramaic. Jesus and the apostles preached in the Assyrian language and the New Testament was first written in the Assyrian language.

While persecution drove many Assyrian Christians from the areas of present-day Iraq, Turkey and Iran, they are being stirred by the Holy Spirit to again seek their destiny according to the Scriptures.

Might they be a missing piece in the Middle East puzzle?

Rev. John Booko (email)
200 S. Hooker Ave.
Three Rivers, Michigan 49093 USA
Phone (616) 279-2672

Should you desire to have me speak on the subject of my book at your church, school, club or organization, please feel free to contact me at the address listed on the back cover of this book. 

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