Chris Heeb was born near Lake Constance in Switzerland, just 2 hours away from Munich Germany and the Dachau concentration camp. His uncle was a Swiss border guard during WW2 and had a big impact on Chris’ interest in the events leading up to the atrocities of the Holocaust.
Chris moved with his parents to America in 1960, and his first exposure to personal antisemitism came in late grade school when some of his classmates began calling him a “Christ Killer.” His Jewish-sounding surname “Hebe” is also slang for Hebrew/Jew, and having been raised as a Lutheran, he was challenged to understand this seemingly bizarre aggression directed at him, as well as his Jewish classmates. He learned that being a “Hebe” definitely had its issues.
In the late 1970s, Chris attended the University of Minnesota where he pursued a political science/history major. In 1979, his secular agnostic lifestyle was changed forever by the outreach of a Christian couple and through scripture study, he came to the realization that the God of Israel was also Yeshua/Jesus of Nazareth, God Incarnate. Twenty years later, the Lord greatly blessed his life when he met and married YWAM missionary and nurse, Regina Johnson. They currently home school their three children.
Pastor Chris Heeb has spent over 30 years studying the Bible from a Hebraic/Jewish perspective primarily through the teachings of Arnold Fruchtenbaum, Zola Levitt and Derek Prince. In 1997, he joined with Good News for Israel to continue the outreach into the Jewish and Christian communities, and he has also been at the forefront of end-time’s prophecy awareness.