Missionary and Israeli Ministry Partners Liaison
serving in Brooklyn, New York
“Brothers and sisters, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for the Israelites is that they may be saved” (Romans 10:1).
Michael grew up in California in a broken home, yet “Christian” to some extent. His father sent him to Christian school, and it was there, in the second grade, that he heard the gospel and accepted Jesus as his Savior. Right from the very beginning of his walk in Messiah, the Lord planted the desire to be a missionary in his heart. Michael recalls, “I remember that day so clearly. I loved Jesus and wanted to live for Him with my whole life.”
After university, Michael joined The Salvation Army and served as an ordained minister. He later worked with Logos Bible Software and spoke as a national presenter. Later, through a door Michael never expected to open, God provided him an opportunity to live, study, and work in Israel from 2015–2018.
In Israel, God used the circumstances for prayer, his friendships with Jewish people, and witnessing a terrorist attack to reinforce in Michael’s heart that, “These are still My people. I love them, and I want you to as well.” It became apparent to Michael that the Jewish people needed more friends in this world, but more than that, they needed their Messiah. He also realized that most of his Christian friends needed to understand how important and close to God’s heart Israel and the Jewish people still are. He was compelled to dedicate his life to these needs.
In 2018, he moved to Brooklyn, New York to train for ministry and completed his Master of Divinity at the Charles L. Feinberg Center for Messianic Jewish Studies.
Michael now serves as a missionary and Israel-Liaison under the president of Chosen People Ministries, Dr. Mitch Glaser, raising up and connecting Christians who love the Jewish people with strategic ministry opportunities in Israel and the United States. Michael also teaches believers about God’s enduring love for the Jewish people as demonstrated in the Scriptures, and helps Jewish people hear about Jesus in a way that makes sense to them culturally and contextually.