The Free Methodist mission in the Middle East is in the Galilee region. Led by Dr. Nabil, an Asbury Seminary graduate, the work encompasses church planters serving 36 house fellowships and more than 1,000 people. More house churches will be launched soon. In addition, leaders have established house-church networks in other strategic areas. One segment of the population includes some 1.6 million people and represents a target population for the FM church-planting efforts.