Serving in Chicago
The Jewish population of Chicago is diverse, consisting of Orthodox, Conservative, Reform and Secular communities. The Midwest staff of Chosen People Ministries is equipping Christians to be better prepared to share the Gospel with Jewish friends and neighbors by helping them see the unity of the Old and New Covenants. Outreach activities include Messianic Bible studies in the Loop of Chicago, a vibrant Messianic Congregation, Adat Hatikvah (Congregation of the Hope), home Bible studies and a developing Messianic Center that will further expand the ministry.
RK was born in Washington D.C. and grew up in a secular Jewish American family in suburban Maryland with a Jewish father and Gentile mother. His family celebrated the occasional Jewish holidays but other than that, there was no real connection to the Jewish religion except the occasional synagogue visit…read more
Roy Schwarcz was born and raised in New York. His mother emigrated to the U.S. from Berlin, due to the persecution of Jews by the Nazis. His father was raised in New York City. At the age of thirteen, Roy received his Bar Mitzvah in the Orthodox tradition…read more
Kirill was born into a nonreligious Jewish family in Moscow, Russia. At the age of 27 he left the country with his young family and immigrated to Germany. Kirill and his wife Elena came to believe in the Messiah after a believer traveling through their city missed his train to another city and ended up spending several days in their home…read more