Raymond Gannon Scholar-Evangelist for “All Israel”

Ph.D., History, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Th.M., Princeton Theological Seminary
M.A., M.Div. Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
Ph.D., in Hebrew Bible, California Graduate School of Theology

Ray Gannon has been on the frontlines of Jewish evangelism, Messianic congregation formation, and higher education for over 50 years. He has pioneered Jewish ministries from California to New York, founded the Israel College of the Bible in Jerusalem, Israel, functioned ten years as a visiting professor at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, and led the Messianic Jewish Studies program for eight years at The King’s University in Dallas, Texas. He functions too as the National Jewish Field Representative for the U.S. Assemblies of God (since 2003).

Dr. Gannon’s half century of full-time Jewish ministry as evangelist, disciple-maker, congregational planter and founding pastor of three Messianic congregations, Bible college founder in Jerusalem, and academic dean of various Messianic Jewish Studies programs have prepared him well for his ongoing Jewish ministry efforts.

Kassiani, Ray’s European (Greek) wife and Jewish ministry partner of 53 years, is mother to their three grown children and grandmother to their 14 grandchildren.

Rev. Bill Bjoraker, PhD., is an Assemblies of God US missionary to Jewish people. He and his wife Diana have served as missionaries to Jewish people for nearly 30 years; eight years in pastoral and teaching ministries in Tel Aviv, Israel in the 1980s. Two of their sons were born in Israel. Their third son was born in Los Angeles.

Bill a specialist in Jewish studies and holds a Ph.D. from Fuller Theological Seminary’s School of Intercultural Studies (2007).

He is also part-time faculty at William Carey International University (WCIU) in Pasadena, CA, and has been adjunct faculty in the Messianic Jewish Studies Department at the King’s University, South Lake/Dallas, TX.

Bill founded Operation Ezekiel, Inc. in Southern California, an outreach and teaching ministry to Jewish people, and to the church at large.

Bill has been employing oral strategies and storytelling as an instructor for Simply the Story, in Jewish ministry and in academia since 2008.

Brent Johnson has served as a credentialed minister in the Assemblies of God since 1986. He answered a call to pastoral ministry, serving for over twenty years as a lead pastor. Since 2011, Brent Johnson serves as an Assemblies of God World Missionary with Jacob’s Hope, a global ministry bringing hope to Jewish people around the world. He was appointed Director of Jacob’s Hope in September of 2014.

Brent accepted salvation as a child and always knew he would serve in ministry in some capacity. He served in bi-vocational ministry for several years prior to accepting a full-time ministry appointment. He holds an MST from Pentecostal Theological Seminary and actively teaches and speaks at churches, leadership conferences, and Bible Schools in Argentina and Ethiopia as well as in the US. Brent is currently engaged in international ministry efforts in Ethiopia, South America, Eastern Europe, and of course, Israel.

He and his wife Bonnie, have four adult children, seven beautiful grandchildren and two even more beautiful great grandchildren.


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