Pastor Atef Sami Barnaba was born in January 1955, He studied BA of Accounting and Business Administration 1976, BA of Theology 1988, and MA in communication and Journalism, Wheaton, IL 1994.
He served leading the student work in Egypt for 18 years (1974- 1992) and was among the founders of the national prayer movement in Egypt since 1984 till 1988. He has been an assistant pastor in KDEC since the year 1998 till present. He served for 10 years (2003- 2012) as the director of Open Doors Egypt, then from the year 2013 till June 2016 He served as the Director of Outreach Ministries in KDEC. He is married to Dr. Salwa Sobhy
He is now the Director of The Potter’s Academy for Leadership Development based in KDEC.