Our History

The ministry, now expressed through The Beckett Center for Christian Understanding of Islam, was officially incorporated on February 15, 1994, by the State Corporation of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia, as the educational non-profit 501(c) (3) entity Foundation for Advanced Study and Training (FAST). The Beckett Center is located at 2828 Emerywood Parkway, Henrico, Virginia 23294.

The directors and volunteers of The Beckett Center for Christian Understanding of Islam are devoted Christians. They continue to learn about Islam, have intentional contacts with Muslims, visit masajid (mosques), and attend Christian/ Islamic conferences, such as the one above at Georgetown University. In addition, they are disciplined in churchmanship, Bible study, and prayer