Jerusalem Encounter is a gathering of believers from around the world who come together in Jerusalem to worship God, and encounter the land and the people of Israel.
Daniel Kolenda is a fifth-generation preacher who has led more than 17-million people to the Messiah through massive open-air outreach campaigns in some of the most dangerous, difficult and remote locations on earth. As the successor to world renowned Preacher Reinhard Bonnke, Daniel is the president and CEO of Christ for All Nations; a ministry which has conducted some of the largest gospel-centered outreach events in history, has published over 190 million books in 104 languages and has offices in 10 nations around the world. He also hosts an internationally syndicated television program.
An international speaker on themes of spiritual renewal and cultural reformation, Dr. Brown is widely considered to be the world’s foremost Messianic Jewish apologist. He became a believer in Jesus 1971 as a sixteen year-old, heroin-shooting, LSD-using Jewish rock drummer. Since then, he has preached throughout America and around the world, bringing a message of repentance, revival, reformation, and cultural revolution. Dr. Brown serves as the founder and president of FIRE School of Ministry, host of the talk radio show, the Line of Fire, as well as host of TV show “Answering Your Toughest Questions” and has authored 27 books.
Scott Volk is Messianic Jew who came to faith in 1975. After more than 20 years in pastoral ministry, Scott founded Together For Israel, a non-profit ministry that exists to partner with the Church for the salvation of Israel (Rom 11:26). Scott and his wife Beth have been married for over 25 years and have a heart to see Jew and Gentile united as ‘one new man’ in the Messiah.
For over forty years, Paul Wilbur has shared his extraordinary musical ministry through thousands of concerts and recording projects that have reached millions across the planet. Paul’s distinctive songs of praise and worship always get to the heart of the matter about matters of the heart. Whether he’s leading worship before crowds of thousands in the Middle East, singing to packed soccer stadiums throughout Latin America, or bringing his anointed Messianic message directly to the people of Israel, Paul speaks a language of melody and meaning that reaches far beyond cultural, social and political borders to touch people directly with the love of God.
Calev Myers is the founder of the Jerusalem Institute of Justice (JIJ), a human rights group in Israel. He joined the Israel Bar Association as a licensed lawyer after having immigrated to Israel from the United States in 1992. Calev is also an activist and Member of the Board of Governors of the International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists (IAJLJ), an organization which works to combat racism, xenophobia, and anti-Semitism. He has been published in the Justice Magazine of the IAJLJ, and serves as one of their Representatives before the UN in Geneva and New York. He frequently contributes op-eds to the Times of Israel website, the Walla News website, and appears on Israeli television programs in English and Hebrew, as a current events analyst from a human rights perspective. He is also a contributor to CNN and I24 News.
Alan Hirsch is the founder of 100Movements, Forge Mission Training Network, and Future Travelers. Known for his innovative approach to mission, Alan is widely considered to be a thought-leader and key mission strategist for churches across the Western world. Hirsch is the author of The Forgotten Ways; co-author of The Shaping of Things to Come, ReJesus and The Faith of Leap. (with Michael Frost); Untamed (with Debra Hirsch); Right Here, Right Now (with Lance Ford): On the Verge (with Dave Ferguson); The Permanent Revolution (with Tim Catchim).
Wayne Hilsden currently serves as the founder and president of FIRM (Fellowship of Israel Related Ministries). Previously, Wayne Hilsden served as co-founder and Senior Pastor of King of Kings Community Jerusalem, a diverse Messiah-centered congregation in the heart of Jerusalem. He has also helped plant three other Messiah-centered congregations throughout Is-rael. In 1990, Wayne co-founded Israel College of the Bible, which has since trained more than 1,500 students from all over the world. Wayne has invested much of his life in mentoring young Israeli leaders, many of whom are key leaders today in Israel’s Body of believers.