People Group Highlights

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Arab, Lebanese (Christian) of North America

People Group Info

Total Population: 625,185

ROP3 Code: 116091
IMB Affinity Group: North African and Middle Eastern Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Arab World
People Cluster: Arab, Levant
Language: North Levantine Arabic - (apc)
Religion: Christianity - Roman Catholic
Country of Origin: Lebanon

Majority Located Where

  Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI - 54,677

  Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA - 28,151

  New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY - 28,071

  Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, TX - 22,611

  Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL - 15,980

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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 "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.

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

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.

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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesDowntownSalt Lake CityUT1,234
United StatesVillage at Rustic OaksSan Antonio-New BraunfelsTX2,464
United StatesPenn StationSan Diego-Carlsbad-San MarcosCA5,297
United StatesAlamo SquareSan Francisco-Oakland-HaywardCA8,871
United StatesSam MiguelSan Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa ClaraCA2,910
United StatesWhitter HeightsSeattle-Tacoma-BellevueWA4,840
United StatesSyracuseSyracuseNY2,470
United StatesVillage of TampaTampa-St. Petersburg-ClearwaterFL5,355
United StatesPocahontas VillageVirginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport NewsCA2,934
United StatesCentral business DistrictWorcesterMA2,513
United StatesHighland SquareAkronOH4,230
United StatesRoesslevilleAlbany-Schenectady-TroyNY2,047
United States6th WardAllentown-Bethlehem-EastonPA1,797
United StatesBurns ParkAnn ArborMI1,293
United StatesLavista ParkAtlanta-Sandy Springs-RoswellGA8,586
United StatesRainey Street Historic districtAustin-Round RockTX5,061
United StatesFederal-Hill MontegomeryBaltimore-Columbia-TowsonMD3,739
United StatesWest RoxburyBoston-Cambridge-QuincyTX22,611
United StatesBrooklawn St.VincentBridgeport-Stamford-NorwalkCT2,248
United StatesKaisertownBuffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara FallsNY5,771
United StatesHarris-HoustonCharlotte-Concord-GastoniaNC3,431
United StatesRavenwood ManorChicago-Naperville-ElginIL7,932
United StatesHyde ParkCincinnati-MiddletownOH2,239
United StatesLanier HeightsWashington-Arlington-AlexandriaVA12,297
United StatesDowntownCleveland-ElyriaOH8,611
United StatesDowntownCleveland-ElyriaOH4,834
United StatesClintonvilleColumbusOH3,587
United StatesBryan PlaceDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX11,417
United StatesAlamo PlacitaDenver-Aurora-LakewoodCO4,164
United StatesForrest ParkDetroit-Warren-DearbornMI54,677

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"After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb."
(Revelation 7:9, NIV)
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