Chad and Rebecca, along with their 4 children, made aliyah in 2014. Chad was previously the Senior Leader of Brit Hadasha Messianic Jewish Synagogue in Memphis, TN, USA, prior to their move. Chad began in full time ministry in 1999 in Gaithersburg, MD. The Holland family enjoys being involved in discipleship, small groups, hospitality and leadership training. Rebecca is an amazing chef, musician and artist. They both enjoy being outdoors and exercising. To make Chad smile, mention baseball. To make Rebecca smile mention her children or making anything homemade.
Chad's connection with King of Kings Ministries began in 2011 when he met Wayne Hilsden for the first time. Since then, the two families have developed a deep relationship that can be felt as they minister together. Chad joined the King of King Ministries Executive Team in 2014 and Wayne passed the baton of Senior Pastor of King of Kings Community Jerusalem over to Chad in 2015. As the network of King of Kings Ministries continued to grow, Chad was asked to be the CEO and foster the growth of the relationships of the various pastors and leaders, as well as to cast vision, bring unity and strategic strength to each entity in the family of ministries.
Wayne Hilsden currently serves as the founder and president of FIRM (Fellowship of Israel Related Ministries). Previously, Wayne Hilsden served as co-founder and Senior Pastor of King of Kings Community Jerusalem, a diverse Messiah-centered congregation in the heart of Jerusalem. He has also helped plant three other Messiah-centered congregations throughout Is-rael. In 1990, Wayne co-founded Israel College of the Bible, which has since trained more than 1,500 students from all over the world. Wayne has invested much of his life in mentoring young Israeli leaders, many of whom are key leaders today in Israel’s Body of believers.
Mike & Melissa and their two children, Joshua and Abby, are originally from Colorado, but they're no strangers to Israel! Mike and Melissa lived in Israel for over 10 years, had both of their children here and were very involved in the community at King of Kings and other local ministries. We were so sad to see them leave Israel for awhile, but overjoyed to have them back and on our team! Their love for community, familes, worship and the Jewish people is evident in everything that they do.
Sam is serving as our Planting Pastor, called to build Malek El-Molouk Arab Community to love God and the Jewish people. Sam oversees the Arab hotline which serves to answer questions and share the message of Yeshua to the Arab community. Sam also leads "Arab for Israel" prayer watch at the Jerusalem Prayer Tower and leads an Arabic speaking Community group.
For 9 years Ray Ramirez served on the staff of ICEJ and directed the music and production of the Feast of Tabernacles. Now as an Assistant Pastor and the Worship Director for King of Kings Ministries in Jerusalem, Ray is actively involved in developing and growing a community of Messiah-centered, Spirit-empowered, influential leaders who practice a lifestyle of worship. He desires to use his experience, knowledge and gifting to expand the Kingdom of God and to bring worship from Jerusalem to believers worldwide. Ray, his wife and three children live in Jerusalem.
Messianic Rabbi Kokeb Gedamu, and his wife Menalu, are Ethiopian messianic Jews who were part of the Beta Yisrael people in Ethiopia. During the communist rule of Ethiopia, Kokeb and his wife fled their country making the difficult journey through the desert to Sudan. They encountered many trials and the Lord miraculously delivered them from injury and persecution
Kokeb Gedamu is an ordained Rabbi of the IAMCS (International Alliance of Messianic Congregations And Synagogues). Congregation Burning Bush is also a member congregation of the IAMCS. He serves the IAMCS as their Regional Director for Africa. He also is the Director of the Board of Operation Tikvah (a humanitarian aid project) of the MJAA (Messianic Jewish Alliance of America). He also speaks in different congregations and churches in the United States to spread the message of what Yeshua is doing among the Ethiopian Jewish people in Ethiopia and Israel. He has a passion for revival, healing and deliverance, marriage, and teaching on the Jewish roots of faith in Yeshua / Jesus.
Oded and Sandy Shoshani lead Melech Hamlachim (King of Kings in Hebrew) one of the thriving Hebrew speaking congregations in King of Kings Ministries. Their dynamic children and youth ministries are ever growing. Powerful worship, prayer, Bible teaching, and small groups provide a nurturing environment for local believers. The Shoshanis, with their wonderful family of seven, are involved in many facets of ministry, including media, international outreach, pro-life ministries, discipleship, counseling and more