Wow! What an exciting interview with Pastor/Author Ray Bentley! He discusses his new book, "The Holy Land Key," and I play fabulous music by Corry Bell & Lev Shelo, Paul Wilbur, Rachel & Avner Boskey, Barry & Batya Segal, Marty Goetz, Jonathan Settel and more! Here's some info about Ray:
As a graduate of Calvary Chapel Bible College, Twin Peaks, Calif.,
Ray served at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa at the House of Psalms before
beginning his pastoral work. In the fall of 1977, Ray Bentley founded
Calvary Chapel of El Cajon and served there as the senior pastor for
four years. In 1981, he left Calvary Chapel of El Cajon to assume the
position of assistant pastor and teacher at Horizon Christian Fellowship
with Mike MacIntosh in San Diego, Calif. In August of 1984, Ray left
Horizon Christian Fellowship to begin Maranatha Chapel where he serves
today as the senior pastor. In fall of 1997, Maranatha Chapel moved into
a new 15-acre church facility in Rancho Bernardo that serves
approximately 7,000 people weekly.
In recent years, Pastor Ray has taken opportunities to preach at a
Billy Graham sponsored crusade in India, as well as other outreaches in
England, Scotland, Australia, Ireland, Africa, China and the
He has been a featured speaker at Epicenter Conferences
with Joel Rosenberg and numerous other national and international
pastors conferences and ministry events. As a close friend of the late
mayor of Ariel, Ron Nachman, Ray has also become deeply involved in
Israel and launched the Nehemiah Project, a ministry of Maranatha Chapel
that supports the efforts of numerous outreaches and organizations in
Israel including the Joshua Fund, the Nazareth Baptist Church, Hope for
Ishmael, the Jewish Agency for Israel and the American Friends of Ariel.
In 1992, Ray established Maranatha Christian Schools to equip
children, K-12 grade, with the spiritual, social and scholastic skills
to foster a better equipped future community of believers. In winter of
2004, Ray dedicated a 100-acre property, which houses a campus for up to
2,000 future students.
Ray Bentley is host to the daily Maranatha Radio show heard on
stations across the United States and around the world. He has authored
five books and numerous booklets and other resources.
His newest book, "The Holy Land Key: Unlocking End-Times Prophecy
Through the Lives of God's People in Israel," was released from
Waterbrook (a division of Random House) Feb. 18, 2014. It is a study of
prophecy inspires elaborate timelines and speculation about which world
leader might rise to power in the last days. It's far too easy to miss
the significant prophetic signs contained in stories of biblical
characters, in God's creation, and in the lives and actions of today's
Israelis and Palestinians.