An Egyptian pastor who made his home in Winnipeg believes God is up to something wonderful in the heart of Canada. 

Moheb Nasr, originally from Egypt, was formerly a megachurch pastor in his home country. During the pandemic, Nasr and his wife felt a calling from God to come to Winnipeg

For the past four years, Nasr has been a pastor with Lighthouse Evangelical Arabic Church in Winnipeg. 

"In the last two years, God is filling my heart with His passion and love for Winnipeg," says Nasr. "I believe that what I've been sharing with all my friends, God is up to something. A movement, a revival. I believe God chose Winnipeg for a big reason, to build His kingdom."

Although Nasr can't fully convey what God is doing, he says he's not the only pastor in the city who is feeling this. 

"I'm busy praying for Winnipeg, for churches, networking with other pastors and leaders. I'm praying to build a big house of prayer in our city, for all churches, to come together in unity and have one project in the kingdom."

One thing Nasr feels certain of is that prayer will be involved. 

"As you know there's a great prayer network here in the city. We are dreaming and praying to extend the network. Maybe by the end of this year, we'll gather all pastors and leaders for one day of prayer. We are still waiting for God's leadership, but we are dreaming of a prayer room for all of us."

Nasr and his wife, Sara Philobbos, have two daughters. Philobbos changed career paths as well when her family moved to Manitoba. She had been a dentist in Egypt for 15 years, but after moving to Canada, she decided to get her degree and is now a counsellor. 

"Me and my family, we are missionaries here," says Nasr. "God sent us here for a reason."

For anyone interested in connecting with Nasr, they can email him at 

"It's time for all leaders and pastors to go out of the walls of our churches and organizations. God chose Winnipeg to start a huge movement and revival. Winnipeg is the heart of Canada. Let's come together, to pray together."