Amy Zewe is the VP of The Jerusalem Connection, an adjunct university professor, and runs a consulting business. Amy’s work to advocate for the Jewish people and for Israel is a life-long passion. She enjoyed two study tours in Israel, completing her master’s thesis on Human Rights in Israel. Amy generates a weekly Red Alert report on YouTube to inform on and combat antisemitism. She is a contributing author to The Casualty of Contempt: the rise of antisemitism and what can be done to stop it. Amy and her husband live in Virginia and their three grown children reside nearby.
Tommy and Zac Waller are the founder and Executive Director of HaYovel. They have tirelessly worked with their entire family (of which Zac is one of eleven) to educate Christians and invite them to volunteer on the beautiful farms in Judea and Samaria. Since 2004, thousands of volunteers from more than thirty countries have harvested tons of produce and planted entire forests. When people talk about getting their hands dirty, nobody’s hands are dirtier than the Wallers. The Wallers have been celebrated among members of Knesset and other government leaders, and they are firmly committed to loving, blessing and serving God’s chosen people, and to help Christians realize the redemptive potential of connecting with the Land and people of Israel, and making that possible.
Brad H. Young, Ph.D., is emeritus professor of Biblical Literature in Judaic-Christian Studies in the Graduate School of Theology at Oral Roberts University. After experiencing Israel and exploring the historical beginnings of his Christian faith, he devoted his life to a career in research and education. He has taught advanced language and translation courses, and the Jewish foundations of Christianity to graduate students for over 30 years. In addition to his well-known research on the life of Jesus, he as devoted much energy to Jewish-Christian dialogue. He is the author of numerous books, including Jesus the Jewish Theologian, The Parables: Jewish Tradition and Christian Interpretation, Meet the Rabbis, and Paul the Jewish Theologian. He is the translator of the Hebrew Heritage Bible Newer Testament.
In addition to teaching full-time and speaking at seminars and conferences around the world, Brad has maintained a strong commitment to his family, the church, and the community.
Ricky is a 15 time GRAMMY® Award winner credited with 12 hit singles, 13 IBMA Awards, nine ACM Awards, eight CMA Awards (including Entertainer of the Year) and has been inducted into the Bluegrass Music and Country Music Hall of Fame. His music career spans over 60 years. As a Grand Ole Opry member he has released more than 30 albums and performed thousands of live shows with his band, Kentucky Thunder. Skaggs Family Records has releasrd 12 consecutive GRAMMY®-nominated albums His autobiography is “Kentucky Traveler.”
Sharon White Skaggs is a member of beloved Country-Gospel family band, The Whites, and making music alongside her father Buck and sister Cheryl for more than five decades. Together they have won many GRAMMY®, CMA and Dove Awards, among others. They began as a Bluegrass group, and became well known for their string of Country hits in the 1980s. The Whites are Grand Ole Opry members and were involved in the 2001 hit movie and soundtrack, O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Paula White Cain, a best-selling author, is President of Paula White Ministries and Senior Pastor of City of Destiny in the greater Orlando, FL area.
She hosts a worldwide daily TV program, Paula Today, reaching 195 countries with a potential daily audience of more than 6 billion people. Paula’s commitment to humanity is felt around the globe as she reaches out through numerous charities and compassion ministries, fulfilling her mission to transform lives, heal hearts, and win souls.
She and her husband, Jonathan Cain, share their faith around the world and reside in Florida.
You can learn more about Paula, her work, and her ministry by visiting Paulawhite.org.
Frank J. van Oordt is the director of Christians for Israel. The organization started in 1980 by Frank’s father, Karel. The roots of the love for Israel go back to his great great grandmother, who attended in 1840 prayer meetings for the restoration of Israel. Frank has also been brought up with this hope. He has been active in education, lastly director of Christian schools. Since 2018 he has been active for Christians for Israel. He leads the organization and gives Bible study in the Netherlands. Frank is married to Hillianne and they have five children.
Yohanna Tal was born in Lemery, Batangas, Philippines. She lived in Singapore for 5 years and moved to Israel after she got married in September 2016. She also published her first book, “The Journey,” in 2019. She is an active vlogger, maintaining her own YouTube channel that is dedicated to defending and showing the world the truth about Israel. Through her engaging and informative content, she provides a unique perspective on the political, cultural, and social aspects of Israeli life. Currently, she is working as a team manager for a tourism company in Israel, playing an integral role in bringing large numbers of tourists to the Holy Land.
Donald Sweeting currently serves as the Chancellor of Colorado Christian University. He is an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Over the past seven years, CCU has sent dozens of students to Israel to do fieldwork in Biblical archaeology and to learn about the land and people of Israel. CCU has an active chapter of Christians United for Israel (CUFI). Dr. Sweeting has led or co-led five Holy Land tours with 40-100 people on each and was invited to travel to Israel to celebrate the nation’s 75th Anniversary.
Steven Swart represents the African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) in the South African Parliament. He holds degrees in law and economics and practised as an attorney before being elected to Parliament in 1999, where he is serving his fifth term.
He has visited Israel a number of times, and is regarded as a true and faithful friend of Israel and the Jewish people. As a Member of Parliament he and his colleagues in the ACDP continue to advocate for Israel, whenever necessary.
He is married to Louise, has three grown-up children, and resides in the Western Cape, South Africa.
Stephen E. Strang, author of “Spirit-Led Living in an Upside-Down World,” is a long-time Christian Zionist and has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for Israeli charities. For
several years he was a regional director for Christians United for Israel.
The founder of Charisma Media, and host of The Strang Report podcast, he was cited by Time magazine as one of the twenty-five most influential Evangelicals in America.
He has interviewed four US presidents and has been featured on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC,
CBN, the New York Times, Politico and Rolling Stone.