The Rev Dr. John Span is ordained as a commissioned pastor in the Christian Reformed Church (CRC) and is part of the Returning Church, a group of pastors working towards a return to orthodoxy within the denomination. From 2000–2011, Dr. Span worked with a CRC missions team among the Fulbe who Islamized Guinea. In 2012, Dr. Span moved to Egypt, where he served for three years as the Vice-Principal of the Alexandria School of Theology. At present, he teaches at Mukhanyo Theological College in Rustenburg, South Africa, and has been sent out by Global Scholars, Canada. In April 2019 he completed his Ph.D. thesis at the John Calvin Faculty in Aix-en-Provence, France. His dissertation analyzes the attempted Christianization of the Qur’an in evangelistic strategies and examines their presuppositions from a Reformed and historical perspective.