Meet Dawit Kebede: Community Collaborator

Dawit Kebede was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. Being the son of two refugee parents from Ethiopia, life presented various challenges. Dawit was the middle child growing up and was self-professedly the “black sheep” of his family.

Having persistent challenges in junior high and transferring to three different high schools before graduating, Jesus got a hold of his heart immediately after graduation.

Upon entering college, he began the process of growing with Jesus, serving the local church, and overcoming various hurdles, both socially and academically. Dawit graduated from Arizona State University in 2014. During his years at ASU, he served in youth ministry at his local church. He leads various activities, camps, and church-wide events during his tenure at his home church. In 2016 he enrolled at Phoenix Seminary. While studying at Phoenix Seminary, he began working with Young Life, a youth ministry geared toward serving high school students. Now, Dawit continues to serve inner-city youth with Young Life and high school ministry at his church. Additionally, he has begun graduate studies at Fuller Seminary and hopes to continue in ministry with inner-city students and communities. 

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