serving in Israel
Rachel D. grew up in a Messianic home and watched her parents faithfully serve the Lord among the Jewish community. This instilled a passion for praying for and reaching out to her Jewish people and she felt called to commit her life to full-time outreach.
Rachel received her undergraduate degree from Moody Bible Institute in 2002 in Jewish Studies and Bible as well as her Masters of Arts in Old Testament Studies in 2006. She joined the staff of Chosen People Ministries in 2002 and served for five years in the Chosen People Ministries’ New York City headquarters, among NYC’s vast population of Jewish people. She loves to disciple children and youth, teaching young people to confidently share their faith with their Jewish friends. She also coordinates conferences for global young Messianic believers as well as organizing short term mission trips to Israel. She loves to grab those daily opportunities to share her faith with those around her, a specific interest being mothers’ groups she meets with regularly in parks and people’s homes.
In 2007, Rachel moved to Israel and received her citizenship. Once in Israel, she met Steve Davis, a British Jewish believer who also felt the call from the Lord. They have been married since June 2010 and have two boys, Eli age 6 and Adam age 3 and a little girl Amalia, born in July 2017. Her new main area of ministry is found in our Ministry Center in Ramat Gan, near Tel Aviv, where she is involved in helping to start community-wide programs for believers and not-yet-believers through creative ideas like Music and Coffee nights, spiritually themed movies and discussion, book clubs, ladies Bible studies, English story time for kids and English for Israeli backpackers. As well as special seminars that help the public, like financial planning and helping to prepare the family as their kids enter grade 1 – all with a spiritually minded theme.