Lawrence and Louise were both born in South Africa and have been serving the Messiah amongst Jewish people since 1990. Lawrence is the co-Founder, together with Louise, of Celebrate Messiah Australia (Chosen People Ministries’ partner in Australia), and he is also the current Executive Director. Lawrence also serves as the Rabbi of Beit HaMashiach Messianic Congregation in Melbourne, Australia and Member at Large of the International Coordinating Committee of the Lausanne Consultation on Jewish Evangelism.
Lawrence is a Jewish believer in Yeshua who had a traditional Jewish upbringing culminating with his Barmitzvah at the age of thirteen. In 1983, Lawrence and his family emigrated to Australia.
It was in Melbourne that Lawrence came to faith in Jesus. Amazingly at the very same time, Louise, Lawrence’s childhood sweatheart also came to faith in Jesus while still living in South Africa . Lawrence and Louise were married one year later and took up residence in Melbourne.
In 1990, Lawrence and Louise trained and worked as missionaries in South Africa for five years. In October 1994, the Hirsch family returned from South Africa to take up their vision of sharing the Gospel with Jewish people in Australia. It was in 1995 that Celebrate Messiah was born. Lawrence and Louise have been involved in planting several messianic congregations and have had the privilege of leading many Jewish people to faith in Jesus.
Lawrence and Louise have four children and welcome your prayers for them as they serve the Lord.