President and CEO, Jewish Voice Ministries International
Jonathan Bernis is a Jewish Believer in Jesus who has been a leader in Messianic Jewish ministry for more than 35 years. He serves as President and CEO of Jewish Voice Ministries International (JVMI). Jonathan hosts JVMI’s syndicated television program, “Jewish Voice with Jonathan Bernis,” which airs on Christian networks and by satellite throughout the world. It is available via live streaming on the internet. Jonathan is the author of several books including Unlocking the Prophetic Mysteries of Israel, and his best-selling Rabbi series (A Rabbi Looks at the Afterlife, A Rabbi Looks at the Last Days, A Rabbi Looks at Jesus of Nazareth, and more). He hosts an annual Messianic Leadership Roundtable, attended by hundreds of leaders. Jonathan and his wife, Elisangela, reside in Phoenix with their two daughters.
Dr. Jack Hayford
Chancellor, The King’s University
Jack Hayford serves as Chancellor of The King’s University
(formerly The King’s College and Seminary) in Southlake, Texas, which he founded in 1997. From 2004 to 2009, he also served as President of The International Church of the Foursquare Gospel. He is the 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 is the author (or co-author) of more than fifty books and has composed 500 hymns and choruses. On March 8, 2017, Pator Jack’s wife of more than 60 years, Anna Hayford, passed away. Together, they had four children, eleven grandchildren, and a growing number of great children. Today, Dr. Hayford and his new wife, Valarie, reside in Van Nuys, California.
Dr. Rev. Kameel Majdali
Director, Teach All Nations
Kameel Majdali, Ph.D. grew up in Los Angeles, California, born to Arab-American parents. 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. After settling in Australia, he was a pastor and later became the principal of a leading Bible college. Kameel is an ordained minister of the Australian Christian Churches. In February 2004, he founded Teach All Nations (TAN) in Melbourne, Australia. In 2017, Teach All Nations opened a branch in the United Kingdom. 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 adult children.
President, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference
Samuel Rodriguez is the President of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC), the world’s largest Hispanic Christian organization with 42,000 plus U.S. churches and many additional churches spread throughout the Spanish-speaking diaspora. Rodriguez stands recognized by CNN, FOX News, Univision and Telemundo as America’s most influential Latino/Hispanic faith leader. Samuel was nominated by TIME magazine for their “100 Most Influential People in the World” list in 2013. He has advised Presidents Bush, Obama and Trump, and frequently consults with Congress advancing immigration and criminal justice reform as well as religious freedom and Pro-LIFE initiatives. Rodriguez serves as Senior Pastor of New Season Church, one of America’s fastest growing megachurches, with campuses in Los Angeles and Sacramento, CA, where he resides with his wife, Eva, and their three children.
Founder and Team Leader, Watoto Ministries and Church, Uganda
Gary Skinner is the visionary and passionate Team Leader of Watoto Ministries including the dynamic Watoto Church of more than 24,000 members, which he founded together with his wife Marilyn in 1984 in the heart of Uganda’s war-torn capital, Kampala. Gary was born in Zimbabwe to missionary parents. He has pastored in Canada, in Zambia, and in Uganda. The Watoto Child Care Ministries (and Watoto Children’s Choir) is a compassionate response to the cry of Africa’s millions of children orphaned in 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. They are also committed to restore dignity to HIV+ women. 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
Born in Israel, Erez comes from a traditional Jewish family. He first heard the Gospel while backpacking in Europe after his military service and became a follower of the Messiah shortly thereafter. He is married to Sisi, whose family is unique in the Land of Israel as she is a fifth-generation Jewish believer in Jesus. Erez earned a Ph.D. from Wheaton College in the USA. Upon returning to Israel, Erez was part of the founding team of Everlasting Arms, a national counseling ministry in Israel, while also taking a teaching position at the University of Haifa. Today, Erez serves as president of the only accredited Bible college in Israel: Israel College of the Bible and One for Israel. He lives in Netanya with his wife and three children.
Dr. Kerry & Sandra Teplinsky
Founders, Light of Zion
Kerry and Sandra (Sandy) Teplinsky are Israeli Jewish believers in Yeshua. They co-founded Light of Zion, an outreach to Israel and the Church. Sandy is from an Orthodox Jewish background. She 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, she is a prominent speaker, book author and intercessor. Dr. Kerry was also raised in a Jewish home. After graduating from a 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 1990s. Kerry is also a speaker and equips intercessory prayer groups. They have one daughter.
Myles & Katharine Weiss
Pastors, Jewish Ministries at The Father’s House
Myles grew up in a Jewish home in NYC. Katharine, a born-again believer who would later become his wife, challenged Myles to “look in his own Book” and he believed Yeshua was the Messiah. Myles and Katharine have now been in ministry for over 30 years, while Myles has been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for nearly that long. After serving around the world, from the Congo to Russia, they were called to proclaim the relationship between Israel and world revival. They co-hosted “Zola Levitt Presents” TV program for six years. Myles and Katharine founded House of Peace and lead the Jewish Ministry of The Father’s House in Napa, California. They are frequent conference and TV speakers. They have two sons, one grandson and another grandbaby on the way.
President, Wilbur Ministries
Paul Wilbur is the President of Wilbur Ministries and as an Integrity Music recording artist, he and his team travel throughout the world sharing the love of God through Jesus the Messiah. He has been preaching, teaching, and leading millions in worship for almost four decades. Paul was also the Executive Director of the International Messianic Jewish Alliance. An internationally acclaimed song writer, speaker, and award-winning author, Paul has recorded several solo albums, including three performed live in Jerusalem. 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.
Dr. Wayne Wilks Jr.
Executive Pastor, Church & Jewish Relations, Gateway Church
Wayne spent his formative years in ministry at Shady Grove Church (now Gateway Church’s Grand Prairie campus) with Pastor Robert Morris. In 1996, he was the first elder sent out To the Jew First, to found the Messianic Jewish Bible Institute (MJBI) which started in Odessa, Ukraine. MJBI trains leaders for Messianic ministry in numerous countries and helps educate the Church about God’s heart for Jewish people. In 2014, Wayne joined the Gateway pastoral team, turning over MJBI to Nic Lesmeister. Wayne has a PhD in College Teaching from the University of North Texas and is Special Advisor to the President on Church & Jewish Relations at The King’s University. Wayne’s wife, Bonnie, is a writer. They live in the Dallas, Texas metroplex and have one daughter.
Founder & Director Emeritus, Caleb Company
Don Finto served as a missionary to post-war Germany. Upon returning to the United States, he earned his Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University. He taught at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN, and became the senior pastor of Belmont Church in Nashville, many Nashville musicians called home, like Michael W. Smith and Amy Grant. He pastored Belmont Church for more than 25 years before founding the non-profit ministry known as Caleb Company in 1996. Their mission is to equip God’s people with His heart and purpose for Israel and the nations. Don is the author of two renowned books: God’s Promise and the Future of Israel, and Your People Shall Be My People. Don and his late wife, Martha, have three children, seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Don currently resides in Nashville.
Director, Gateway Center for Israel
Nic co-founded the Ezekiel Foundation in 2010 to engage in community development and missional social change, particularly among the Ethiopian Jewish population. In 2013, Nic and partners founded Yewoinzer Academy in Ethiopia to offer complimentary elementary education to Ethiopian children. Nic received a life calling to serve the Jewish people in 2011 while in Ethiopia with Dr. Wayne Wilks. After a successful business exit as an entrepreneur, Nic moved his family to Israel where in 2015 he earned a master’s degree in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 2019, Nic led the vision to create Gateway Center for Israel as a part of Gateway Church and serves as its director. Nic and his wife, Tabatha, have three children and live in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas.
Jeff was born into a Jewish family in Chicago. Orphaned at age 7, he spent time in orphanages and foster homes. At 12 he ran away and lived on the streets of Chicago. His life dramatically turned around when at 15 he met Jesus. Jeff had mentors that took him under their wings, and as he began to study the Bible, he discovered God’s covenantal promises of blessings. By age 31 he had become a millionaire using these principles. Today, Jeff is the CEO of Genistar Ltd., a London-based finance firm. Their mission is to help families become debt free and financially independent. Jeff has also been helping churches uncover keys to good financial stewardship. He serves as the Director of Stewardship and on the board of Directors for London Hillsong.
Dr. Dennis Lindsay
President, Christ For the Nations Institute
Dennis serves Christ For the Nations in multiple capacities: as the Board Chairman, President and CEO, and an instructor at CFNI Institute. He is the youngest son of the late Gordon and Freda Lindsay, founders of Christ For the Nations. Dennis has written over 25 books, many of which are about Creationism. He graduated from Vanguard University and earned both his master’s degree and doctorate from Oral Roberts University. Ginger has also served CFNI in a variety of leadership roles: as the Director of women’s conferences and CFN’s annual Voice of Healing and Prophetic Conference. She is the Board Vice-Chairperson, Executive Director of Ministries and Events and Editor-in-Chief of The Voice Magazine. They have ministered in more than 74 nations. They reside in DeSoto, Texas and have three children.
Co-Founder, Kehilat HaCarmel
Peter Tsukahira is Co-Founder of Kehilat HaCarmel, a Messianic congregation, and Executive Director of the Or HaCarmel Ministry Center. He has lived in Israel for more than 30 years. Peter is a graduate of CFNI (Texas) and Tufts University (Massachusetts) and holds a Master of Divinity degree. In 2000, he established the Mount Carmel School of Ministry, which has been instrumental in building strong bridges of relationship between Israel and the nations. Peter’s international teaching ministry and his books have impacted many around the world with an understanding of God’s heart for Israel and the coming Kingdom of God. His books include: God’s Tsunami – Understanding Israel and End-time Prophecy, My Father’s Business – Guidelines for Ministry in the Marketplace, and Culture of the Kingdom – A Journey of Restoration.
President and CEO, The Road to Jerusalem
Raleigh Washington is president and CEO of The Road to Jerusalem, a ministry reconciling Jewish and non-Jewish believers. He is pastor emeritus of Rock of Chicago’s Our Salvation Evangelical Free Church, a multi-racial church he founded and led. He joined Promise Keepers as vice president of reconciliation and retired as president/CEO. Attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army, Raleigh earned the Bronze Star for meritorious service in Vietnam. Post-military, Raleigh earned a Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Later, on the staff of Trinity International University, he developed and led the school’s Master of Arts in Urban Ministries. Westminster College awarded Raleigh its third ever honorary Doctor of Peacemaking, after Mother Teresa and Bishop Desmond Tutu. Raleigh and his wife, Paulette, live in Denver.
Bishop Paul Zink
Founding Pastor, New Life Christian Fellowship, Florida
Paul Zink pastors one of the leading family worship centers in Northeast Florida. With over 46 years of ministry experience, Bishop Zink has mentored many pastors. In 1997, he founded New Life International, established for the purpose of providing apostolic oversight and fostering relationship among churches, ministers, and parachurch ministries to fulfill the call of God on their ministries. Paul is also the founder of Providence School, which has received the highest academic accreditation in the State of Florida. His passion for Israel and the Jewish people spans many years. In 2011, Paul launched States United for Israel, a grassroots organization dedicated to facilitating individual state governments to issue formal proclamations in support of Israel. Paul and his wife, Sharon, reside in Jacksonville, Florida and have 3 sons.