Joseph and Sarah Ryan
Joseph was raised in a secular home in the Los Angeles area. On Christmas Day in 2003, at the age of twenty-six, Joseph heard and responded to the gospel through the witness of a homeless man in Pasadena, California.
In 2006, Joseph visited Israel on his mid-tour leave from deployment in Iraq where he was serving as a naval officer. While in Israel, the Lord began revealing to Joseph the Jewish roots of his faith and God’s heart and prophetic plan to restore the Jewish people through the witness of Gentile Christians (Romans 11:11). In 2008, Joseph followed this leading and resigned his commission to prepare for full-time ministry among the Jewish people. He enrolled at Talbot School of Theology and graduated in 2012 with his master’s degree.
Joseph joined the staff of Chosen People Ministries and moved to New York in 2013. The following year, Joseph and his wife, Sarah, helped plant Beth Sar Shalom Messianic Congregation where they served until God called them to pioneer a new ministry. In 2020, Joseph became the director of Host Israelis (www.hostisraelis.com), a ministry that seeks to bless Israel through the simple gift of hospitality.
Joseph’s wife, Sarah, a Jewish believer from San Diego, immigrated to Israel where she became fluent in Hebrew and taught English for eight years. Sarah serves alongside her husband, hosting and equipping others to host Israelis in their home.
Joseph’s and Sarah’s desire is to see Jewish people find and embrace their Messiah, and for Christians to understand and appreciate the Jewish roots of their faith and God’s unfailing love for Israel.