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Profiles in Goodwill: Yohanna Katanacho

Yohanna Katanacho is the academic dean at Nazareth Evangelical College and professor of biblical studies at Bethlehem Bible College.

1. Where did you grow up?

I grew up in the Old City of Jerusalem.

2. What is your favorite verse, book or story in the Bible? Why?

The Gospel of John.

I love its theology and literary style.

3. What is your favorite movie? Why?

“The Passion of the Christ.”

It reminds me of what is important in life.

4. Who are three people you admire?

Dina Katanacho (my wife and the director of the Arab Israeli Society), John Stott and Bishara Awad (founder of Bethlehem Bible College).

5. What is one little-known fact about yourself?

I used to be a professional table tennis player in Palestine.