Derek and Deirdre Blumenthal
serving in Chesapeake, Virginia
Derek and Deirdre Blumenthal are missionaries to the Jewish people serving with Chosen People Ministries in Chesapeake, Virginia. Derek grew up in a secular Jewish home in New Jersey and came to faith in Jesus at the age of sixteen. As he grew in his faith, he began to sense God’s calling to ministry and eventually to Jewish ministry in particular.
Before moving to the Hampton Roads area of Virginia with his wife, Deirdre, and their three children moved, Derek co-led a Messianic Jewish congregation in South Florida for seven years, equipping believers and reaching out to Jews and Gentiles alike with the gospel,.
Deirdre homeschools their children and serves in various capacities in their congregation. She previously worked as part of the digital media team for Chosen People Ministries.
Derek now serves as an associate congregational leader at Beth Messiah Synagogue in Norfolk, Virginia, teaching Bible studies and Hebrew classes and helping to shine the light of Messiah to the local area.