Pastor Joseph Rafique
Pastor Joseph is a native of Pakistan where he completed seminary studies, was ordinated, and served as a Dominican Priest for fifteen years. As a priest, he studied Spiritual Theology at the Angelicum University in Rome, Italy and at the Dominican House of Studies and its affiliate schools in Washington D.C. He served at Christ of the King Seminary in Karachi, Pakistan and later worked in radio ministry at Radio Veritas Asia in Quezon City, Philippines.
He was brought to Lincoln, Nebraska through multicultural work, which led him to the United Methodist Church. He has served at various Churches in Lincoln and the surrounding area since 2005. He has served at Aldersgate United Methodist Church since 2013. Pastor Joseph says, “By profession, I am a Methodist Clergy, but wherever Christ is preached is my church.”
He is happily married to his wonderful wife, Nosheen, and has three children. In his free time, he enjoys watching sports, gardening, and reading. Pastor Joseph would love to meet with you, hear about your life, and support you in your faith journey!