Jack and Alice Meadows
Jack was raised in a Conservative Jewish family in Portland, OR. He attended Hebrew school until he was Bar-Mitzvahed when he was 13. After his father died a few months later, he continued working with his mother in their deli until he went into the Army. After the Army, he entered Portland State University, earned a degree in Business, and met Alice there. They dated and he attended church with her occasionally. He began comparing the Jewish Scriptures (Tenach) with the Old Testament references in the New Testament. It became clear to him that Jesus was the predicted Messiah. He received Jesus (Y’shua) as his Messiah in 1959, and married Alice in 1960. They have 4 adult children (1 daughter and 3 sons) and 2 grandsons. Upon graduation he worked with Arthur Young Accounting, and received his CPA certificate. He coached boys’ softball and basketball teams at church, counseled at a Youth Retreat, and realized he needed Bible training to answer their spiritual questions.
Jack took a grad course at Multnomah School of the Bible and then graduated with a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary in Biblical Studies in 1967. In 2000 he earned a PhD from Trinity University in Theological Studies/Old Testament.
He has had extensive and varied ministry experience, serving for 22 years in the pastorate in Missouri and Texas. He served with Jews for Jesus for several years, teaching Bible, Theology and Jewish Studies to new missionaries, and he and his wife also were the chaplains for the North American branches of JFJ from 2000-2010.
He then taught Old Testament Survey and New Testament Survey at The Charles Feinberg Center for Messianic Studies in New York from 2011-2013 and is now serving with Chosen People Ministries in Oregon.