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Kerem-El Messianic Congregation is impacting the nation of Israel by strengthening and unifying the congregational body in Haifa and reaching out to the lost with the love of Jesus.Read about the ministry ›
Most Jewish people that come to faith in Jesus are rejected and left without the love and support of a community and need a place to grow and fellowship with other believers.
Kerem-El Messianic Congregation is cultivating a loving, diverse, and dynamic community through scriptural teaching, practical help for the needy, and regular congregational activities. They are turning back to the simplicity of the Gospel by sharing the truth and love of Jesus with Israel and the nations.
Established in 2009 and situated in the center of Mt. Carmel in the modern city of Haifa, Israel, Kerem-El is a vibrant, Hebrew-speaking Messianic congregation that is dedicated to teaching the Word of God, lifting up prayer and praise, reaching out to locals with the Gospel of Yeshua the Messiah, and making disciples.
Jonathan is a native Israeli who came to faith in Yeshua in 2002, and ever since has been serving the Lord in various areas of ministry. Today Jonathan serves as one of the pastors at Kerem-El Congregation in Haifa, and as an adjunct teacher at Israel College of the Bible in Netanya. Jonathan has graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, and is currently finishing his Master’s degree in Old Testament Studies at Bar-Ilan University in Israel.
Jonathan’s passion is to fulfill his calling to shepherd the flock at Kerem-El, through systematically preaching and teaching the Word of God, and through close and personal care of each member in the congregation.
Stefan immigrated to Israel from New Zealand in 1992. While serving as an officer in the 2nd Lebanon War, he experienced God’s supernatural power and protection in a life-changing way. In 2008 he married Keren, an Israeli-born worship leader and song writer, and now they have three beautiful daughters. Since Kerem El’s founding they have ministered through teaching and worship, and Stefan currently serves as one of the pastors. Stefan Holds a BA in Economics & Management and an Executive MBA from Haifa University. Keren holds an MA in Messianic Counseling and leads Kerem-El’s counseling center that serves believers throughout Israel’s northern region. They both are passionate to serve their community and to see God’s word proclaimed in Israel out to the ends of the earth.