Rabbi Michael Calise is from a Sephardic Jewish background. His Jewish grandmother was raised in a rabbi’s home in Turkey. He came to faith in Yeshua (Jesus) as the Messiah of Israel in his early twenties and immediately sensed a call from God to prepare for full-time ministry and he enrolled in Bible college. God also called him back to his Jewish roots and Jewish ministry which led to him joining the Jewish ministries group at Bible College. He received his ordination from the Assemblies of God and his Masters of Theology from Pentecostal Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Carol, have been the messianic rabbis of Beth Emanuel Synagogue, an Assembly of God congregation, in Holbrook, NY, since 1994. They have two children who serve alongside them at the congregation. He continues to share his passion for Jewish people within the Assemblies of God and actively reaches out to see Jewish people come to faith in their Messiah through the ministry of Beth Emanuel.
Greg Stone is the Pastor of Local Jewish Ministries for Gateway Church in Texas. He is responsible for developing the Jewish ministries across Gateway’s 12 campuses. He also teaches in the Messianic Department at The Kings University.
Greg grew up in the heart of American Judaism. He graduated from Hebrew High School and became Bar Mitzvah under Rabbi Arthur Hertzberg, the Vice President of the World Jewish Council and President of the American Jewish Congress.
Greg came to faith in Jesus in 1982. One year later, he married his best friend, Donna. They have been best friends throughout their entire relationship. Together, they have 5 children and 12grandchildren.
He has a Doctorate in Messianic Leadership from The King’s University. He also has an M.Div.from AGTS. Greg has been ordained with the Assemblies of God since 1996.