Born and raised in upscale Cairo suburb “Heliopolis.” Formerly named Mohamed Abdullah. Father was a Lieutenant General in the Egyptian military and the personal family physician of then-President of Egypt, Anwar Sadat. Mark too became a physician – an Obstetrician and Gynecologist. learned Islamic theology and tradition. Converted to Christianity while living in Egypt. Came to USA in 2005. Formed the Global Faith Institute. Dr. Christian’s great-uncle is one of the founders of the original Muslim Brotherhood, and Mark’s father, (who became a member in his teens) remains a highly-respected advisor for the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt to this day. In 1965 the Egyptian government imprisoned a great many members of the Muslim Brotherhood, one of whom was Mark’s uncle, who shared his cell with Sayyid Qutb, the infamous ideological “godfather” of the Muslim Brotherhood movement. Before Dr. Christian’s conversion to Christianity, he served as a military physician for several years at El-Maadi Military Medical Center in Cairo, a prestigious hospital providing exceptional medical care to VIP’s and other high-ranking military and government officials. Former patients include former Egyptian leaders Anwar Sadat and Hosni Mubarak. It was during his tenure at El-Maadi that Dr. Christian met and came to know Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the current President of Egypt.