Executive Director, Jewish Voice Ministries International
Jonathan Bernis hosts a television program, Jewish Voice with Jonathan Bernis, which is broadcast throughout the world. He has authored many popular books and is a frequent speaker at conferences throughout the USA and other nations. Jonathan has been leader in the Messianic Jewish movement for more than 30 years. He hosts an annual Messianic Leadership Roundtable, attended by hundreds of leaders. He and his wife, Elisangela, live in Phoenix with their two children.
Dr. Mitch Glaser
President, Chosen People Ministries
Mitch Glaser has served as president of Chosen People Ministries since 1997. He earned a Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary. Mitch was born into a nominally Orthodox Jewish home in New York City. Following a thorough investigation of the Old and New Testaments and Messianic prophecies, Dr. Glaser claimed Yeshua (Jesus) as Messiah in 1970. He is the co-recipient of Christianity Today’s Award of Merit in an apologetics category for 2009, for the book To The Jew First, co-edited with Dr. Darrell Bock. Mitch and his wife live in Brooklyn, New York City and have two adult daughters.
Dr. Jack Hayford
Chancellor, The King’s University
Jack Hayford is Chancellor of The King’s University (formerly The King’s College and Seminary). He is probably best known as founding pastor of The Church on the Way in Van Nuys, California, where he served as senior pastor for more than three decades. Pastor Hayford authored more than 50 books and composed more than 500 hymns and choruses, including the internationally known and widely recorded “Majesty.” He is a reputed relational bridge-builder, helping to forge healthy bonds among all segments of the Body of Messiah (Christ), within the Jewish Community, and across Israel, where he has taught dozens of times. Dr. Hayford and Anna, his wife of 60 years, have four children, eleven grandchildren, and eighteen great-grandchildren.
Pastor Wayne Hilsden
Founder and President of FIRM
Co-Founder, Former Pastor, and President of King of Kings Community Jerusalem
Wayne Hilsden launched King of Kings, a Messiah-centered congregation in the heart of Jerusalem in 1983, and then helped to plant three other congregations in Israel. King of Kings purchased Jerusalem’s largest movie theater and transformed it into the Pavilion, a worship and conference center. King of Kings also purchased the top of the same building (16 floors above city center), and renovated it into the Jerusalem Prayer Tower. In 1990, Wayne co-founded Israel College of the Bible, which has trained more than 1500 Israeli students. He has invested much of his life in mentoring young Israeli leaders, many of whom are key leaders today in Israel’s Body of believers. Wayne’s wife, Ann, has produced many Messianic music albums and continues to assist Israeli songwriters to compose and release new worship songs in Hebrew. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from Wycliffe College and the University of Toronto. Wayne and Ann live in Jerusalem and have four sons.
Senior Pastor, Anchor Church, Dallas-Fort Worth Area
Jeff Jenkins is Senior Pastor of Anchor Church in McKinney, Texas. He has administered ministry teams of more than 200 throughout Florida, Costa Rica, Zimbabwe, and Northern Ireland. Jeff was formerly Senior Pastor of the 1,500-member Shannon Oak Church in East Texas and served as the Pastor of Staff Development at Gateway Church. He oversees Celebration School of Ministry in coordination with Southeastern University Jacksonville, training and developing next generation students for leadership. Jeff puts into practice deep passion to serve the Jewish people and the nation of Israel. He and his wife, Sarah, live in McKinney, Texas, and have five children.
Dr. Rev. Kameel Majdali
Director, Teach All Nations
Kameel Majdali, Ph.D. grew up in Los Angeles, California. After believing in Yeshua (Jesus) as a teenager and graduating from college, he studied in the Middle East and preached his first sermon on Mount Zion. As an experienced Bible teacher, Kameel brings the Word to light and impacts and equips hundreds of people for Spirit-filled ministry. He preaches and teaches around the world, moving in the power of the Holy Spirit. In 2004, Kameel founded Teach All Nations (TAN), Inc., a global Bible teaching ministry with a prophetic edge. He is a dynamic preacher, teacher, and futurist who believes in the inerrancy of the Bible. Kameel has published many books and hosts radio programs in Melbourne. He hosts a public lecture twice yearly about the Middle East and end times. Kameel and his wife, Leanne, live in Melbourne, Australia and have two married children.
Dr. Samuel Rodriguez
President, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference
Samuel Rodriguez co-leads CONELA, perhaps the largest evangelical network in the world, a Latin America-based organization that serves more than 487,000 Latin churches globally. CNN, FOX News, and NBC recognize him as “the most influential Hispanic Christian leader.” Samuel was nominated by TIME magazine for their “100 Most Influential People in the World” list in 2013 and has been a featured speaker at the White House. Samuel served on President Obama’s White House Task Force on Fatherhood. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, Empowered 21, and Christianity Today. He recently received honorary doctorates from the Baptist Universities of the Americas and Northwest University. Samuel travels frequently to Israel and stands firm with the Jewish people. He also serves as Senior Pastor of New Season Christian Worship Center in Sacramento, California where he resides with his wife, Eva, and their three children.
Founder & Director, Tents of Mercy
Eitan Shishkoff is a Jewish believer in Yeshua (Jesus) as Messiah, who in 1995 made aliyah (immigrated) to Israel based on a vision. In this vision in 1989, he saw tents full of provision for returning Jewish exiles. Advancing in faith, Eitan moved his family to Israel and birthed a Messianic ministry called Tents of Mercy. From a leap of faith and humble beginnings, Tents of Mercy has now planted five Messianic congregations in northern Israel. Eitan is the senior congregational leader of their home base in Kiryat Yam near Haifa Bay. One priority of Tents of Mercy is to provide humanitarian aid and practical assistance to new immigrants. They provide refuge through short-term housing and employment counseling. They obtained a warehouse from which they distribute food, clothing, household items, toys, and baby supplies to hurting families. Tents of Mercy is also connected relationally and organizationally to Tikkun Ministries International, a larger Messianic movement led by Dan Juster. Eitan and his wife, Connie, live in Haifa and have two sons, two daughters, and nine Israeli grandchildren.
Senior Pastor, Watoto Church, Uganda
Gary Skinner is pastor of the dynamic Watoto Church, which he founded together with his wife Marilyn in 1983 in the heart of Uganda’s war torn capital, Kampala. Watoto Church is a cell based, community church with more than 24,000 members. Gary believes it is the responsibility of the local church to help address and solve community problems. As a result, they founded Watoto Child Care Ministries, an international organization as a compassionate response to the cry of Africa’s millions of children orphaned as a result of HIV/AIDS. They care for about 3,000 Ugandan children in Watoto villages where every child is raised in a family setting rather than an institution. Their vision is that the children will be raised to become future leaders of Uganda and Africa. In addition to championing the cause of the orphaned child, Watoto is committed to restore dignity to HIV+ women, left to bear the brunt of AIDS, war, and social injustice. About 3,000 women have experienced an improved quality of life through Watoto’s Living Hope, and their children—more than 15,000—have experienced a better opportunity to fulfill their potential. Gary often teaches on God’s purposes for the Jewish people. Though Ugandans earn on average less than $200 a month, Watoto Church has given more than $100,000 to bless ministries in Israel. Gary and his wife, Marilyn, live in Watoto, Uganda and have three children.
Dr. Erez Soref
President, One for Israel, Israel College of the Bible
Erez Soref, a Sabra (native-born Israeli), wandered the world and studied the teachings of Buddhism and other Eastern religions in search of truth. His travels led him to a Christian youth hostel in Amsterdam’s “red light district” where he heard the Gospel and was given a copy of the New Testament in his native Hebrew language, leading this lost sheep to the Good Shepherd. With a Ph.D. from Wheaton College in the U.S., Erez serves as president of the only accredited Bible college in Israel, training Israelis for ministry in the Land: Israel College of the Bible and One for Israel. Through One For Israel, many Israelis are responding to the Gospel. He also directs Everlasting Arms, a Christian counseling ministry to meet the growing needs of believing, yet often hurting, families and youth among Israel’s ten thousand Messianic believers. In his own land, among his own people, but now with the Gospel of Jesus, Erez serves, trains, and counsels his people in a land that needs true guidance that can only come from the Shepherd’s voice. He lives in Netanya with his wife, Sisi, and their three children.
Kerry & Sandra Teplinsky
Founders, Light of Zion & Author
Kerry and Sandra Teplinsky are Israeli Jewish believers in Yeshua as Messiah and have served in Jewish ministry for more than 30 years. Sandra is president of Light of Zion, an outreach to Israel and the Church. From an Orthodox Jewish background, Sandy earned a J.D. from Indiana University School of Law, B.A. in political science from the University of Illinois, and Bible training from Talbot Seminary in Los Angeles. A former attorney, Sandy speaks and teaches on the role of Israel today among the nations and the biblical relationship between Israel and the Church. She has mobilized prayer for Israel and the Jewish people in several nations, including the Muslim Middle East. She and her husband, Dr. Kerry Teplinsky, have developed humanitarian aid across the former Soviet Union. Sandra has written several books, including her latest, “Why Still Care About Israel?” Dr. Kerry Teplinsky was raised in a Jewish home. After attending synagogue and graduating from religious school, he earned an M.D. at the University of Chicago. Kerry has practiced cardiology for nearly 25 years. He helped organize medical missions to the former Soviet Union in the 1990’s, where he saw thousands of people in those nations make faith commitments. Co-founder/director of Light of Zion with his wife, Kerry speaks and ministers on God’s heart for Israel and the Church. Kerry equips intercessory prayer groups in churches around the world for the salvation of Israel. Kerry and Sandra live in California and have one daughter.
Myles & Katharine Weiss
Co-Hosts, Zola Levitt Ministries
Myles and Katharine Weiss host the popular television program, “Zola Levitt Presents”, which explains Christianity through Jewish eyes and is broadcast throughout America, Canada, Australia, and Israel. Myles is a native of New York City, where he attended Hebrew school until his Bar Mitzvah. After exploring various “new age” philosophies, he determined that he was “at two with the universe”, and needed the Messiah. Myles hitchhiked from New York to California where Yeshua called him…with the help of his future wife, Katharine. Since 1986 Myles and Katharine have connected Jews to their Messiah and Christians to the Hebraic roots of their faith. Following a BA from Bible College, Myles completed the Master of Arts from Azusa Pacific University. He is a licensed Marriage and Family therapist and together they have led marriage seminars from Hawaii to Siberia. Myles and Katharine are congregational leaders of Beth Shalom, their first Messianic work and Beit Abba, the Jewish Ministry of The Father’s House in Napa, California. Their two sons traveled the world with them on this ministry journey.
Senior Pastor, Resurrection Fellowship, Colorado
Jonathan Wiggins was elected in 2010 to lead “Rez”, which for more than 30 years has demonstrated tangible support for Jewish people and the nation of Israel. Rez exists to raise life-giving followers of Jesus who touch their world with God’s love. Jonathan preaches to thousands of people each weekend on topics related to reconciliation, forgiveness, and biblical love. He and his team lead Resurrection Christian School with more than 1,000 students. Rez gives $2 million annually to ministry in other nations, especially Israel. Jonathan hosts an annual “Convergence” conference in Loveland. In February 2015 this conference was devoted to ministry among the Jewish people and the “Israel Summit” became the launch for the Fellowship of Israel Related Ministries (FIRM). Jonathan and his wife, Amy, live in Loveland, Colorado and have four children.
Executive Director, International Messianic Jewish Alliance
Paul Wilbur leads IMJA—formed in 1866—as a fellowship of Jewish believers with affiliated national branches around the world. As an Integrity Music recording artist, he and his team travel throughout the world sharing the love of God through Jesus the Messiah. Paul has recorded several solo albums, including three performed live in Jerusalem: “Shalom Jerusalem,” “Jerusalem Arise,” and “Lion Of Judah.” Two special release collections entitled “Pray For The Peace of Jerusalem” and “Praise Adonai” were released in 2007 and 2008 to honor the 60th birthday of Israel and the 40th anniversary of the re-unification of Jerusalem. Paul and his wife, Louann, live in Jacksonville, Florida and have two sons.
Pastor of Jewish Ministries, Gateway Church
Wayne Wilks, mentored by Pastors Robert Morris and Olen Griffing, was in one of their elders’ meetings when the conviction “to the Jew first” emerged from their Bible study. This same eldership laid hands on Wayne in 1996 and sent him overseas as their first elder “to the Jew first.” Working with several ministries and congregations, Wayne pioneered the Messianic Jewish Bible Institute (MJBI) in Odessa, Ukraine. MJBI now trains leaders for Messianic ministry in numerous countries and helps to educate the Church about God’s heart for Jewish people. As president of the MJBI, Wayne trains a new generation of emerging leaders. Wayne also serves Pastor Morris and Gateway Church in their priority: “to the Jew first”. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of North Texas, an M.A. from Oklahoma State University, a B.A. from Abilene Christian University, and has done graduate work at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Jerusalem’s University of the Holy Land. Wayne’s wife, Bonnie, is a writer. They live in the Dallas, Texas metroplex and have one daughter.
Yang Tuck Yoong
Senior Pastor, Cornerstone Church, Singapore
Pastor Yang is the Founder and Senior Pastor of Cornerstone Community Church, Singapore. From inception in 1995, the church has now planted over 150 churches, schools, orphanages, and bible colleges in 16 different bases around the world.
In 2012, the Lord led him to redeem and restore the Derwen Fawr Estate in Swansea, UK, which comprises the famed Bible College of Wales, the amazing school that was founded and established by Mr. Rees Howells in 1924. The college has been painstakingly and fully restored and took in her inaugural cohort of students in the 3rd quarter of 2015.
In 2012, Pastor Yang was also appointed Chairman of the Board of Tung Ling Bible College, a thriving interdenominational bible school in Singa- pore. He still serves as Chairman till this day. In 2014, the Board of the Festival of Praise, a network of churches in Singapore, appointed him to chair the Board. He also chairs the King- dom Invasion Conference, an annual gathering of God’s people and key leaders in Asia that sees well over 8,000 people in attendance each year.
A passionate and compelling speaker, his desire is to see the Body of Christ come to sonship and full maturity, and for the Church to be filled with the Glory of God.
Pastor Yang is married to Daphne and they have four children.