People Group Highlights

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Arab, Lebanese of North America


People Group Info

Total Population: 721,275

ROP3 Code: 105688
IMB Affinity Group: North African and Middle Eastern Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Arab World
People Cluster: Arab, Levant
Language: North Levantine Arabic - (apc)
Religion: Islam
Country of Origin: Lebanon

Majority Located Where

  Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI - 120,000

  Montreal (Laval), QC - 62,045

  Toronto (Mississauga, Brampton), ON - 29,750

  Calgary, AB - 11,580

  Edmonton, AB - 11,395

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Brief Profile

Arab, Lebanese people are the largest Arab group in the United States. They began migrating to the United States in the mid 1850s with those being Christians. Although most of the recent immigrants have been Muslim (Shi'ite and Sunni), the Lebanese Arab population in North America is still predominantly Christian. Historically, Lebanese Arabs have excelled in business, academia, arts and entertainment and have had a significant participation in American politics and social and political activism.

Arab, Lebanese people respect age and parents. In fact, family is the core value reinforcing their social identity, which plays out into loyalty to family superseding all other allegiances. Hence, they are expected to protect the family's honor. Moreover, their social life is extremely important. So, for instance, one can often socialize with them by sharing a daily coffee or tea time. In other words, relationships are extremely important and therefore getting to know them and their life story is important.

Prayer Points

  • Ask the Lord to call people who are willing to reach out and share the love of Christ with them.
  • Pray that God will raise up faithful intercessors who will stand in the gap for the Arab, Lebanese.
  • Ask God to give the few Arab, Lebanese believers opportunities to share the love of Christ with their own people.
  • Pray that their traditional culture will soften, creating open doors for the Gospel to be preached among them.


Learning Resources

Learn more about "Any-3"
Any–3 provides biblical principles and practical steps that have equipped hundreds of Christians to witness confidently and effectively. Over the past decade, thousands of Muslims have been engaged with the gospel.

Learn more about "Learning Paths"
Online Courses for embracing, encountering and engaging diaspora people. Work at your own pace. Begin anytime and complete the course according to your schedule. Interactive, Hands-On Application.

Learn more about "Reaching the Nations"
This book delineates five disciplines Christians should develop in order to effectively reach the nations. More specifically, it will guide Christians to develop an engagement strategy in their locale.

Loving Muslims Small Group Study
This Loving Muslims booklet is a two-week group study that takes a deeper look at Christ’s command to "love our neighbor."

World Religions - Beliefs Overview
An overview of major world religions and cults - their beliefs and practices.

Overview of Islam
Overview of Islam and its sub-groupings. Developed by the North American Mission Board, SBC. Includes generalized witnessing tips.


Other Resources

Prayer Guide for Unreached Peoples
A 30 day guide to pray for unreached people groups.

Bible - Arab, Lebanese (Good News Ed)
Goods New Edition of the Bible in Arabic Lebanese

Prayer Guide using the GOSPELS acronym
A prayer guide that utilizes the acronym GOSPELS to pray for workers among diaspora.

Displaying 1-24 of 24 results.
Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
CanadaCalgaryCalgaryAB11,580
CanadaEdmontonEdmontonAB11,395
United StatesMountain BrookBirmingham-HooverAL200
United StatesBentonvilleFayetteville-Springdale-RogersAR153
United StatesLittle RockLittle Rock-North Little Rock-ConwayAR188
United StatesTucsonTucsonAZ272
United StatesFresnoFresnoCA489
United StatesDearbornDetroit-Warren-DearbornMI120,000
United StatesGreenvilleGreenvilleNC526
United StatesWilmingtonWilmingtonNC15
United StatesAshevilleAshevilleNC400
United StatesAlbuquerqueAlbuquerqueNM368
United StatesCleveCleveland-ElyriaOH10,355
CanadaOttawaOttawa–GatineauON3,240
CanadaMississaugaToronto (Mississauga, Brampton)ON29,750
CanadaMontréalMontreal (Laval)QC62,045
United StatesMemphisMemphisTN276
United StatesLongviewLongview-TylerTX275
United StatesMidlandMidland-OdessaTX70
United StatesEl PasoEl PasoTX400
United StatesAmarilloAmarillo-DumasTX170
United StatesLubbockLubbockTX350
United StatesMcAllenMcAllen-Edinburg-Mission-BrownsvilleTX100
United StatesCorpus ChristiCorpus ChristiTX498



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