What a joy to have another great interview with Dr. Greg Silverman! Today I featured some new songs from his CD "I Am," which was just released! You will be so blessed!
Greg Silverman brings the Message of Yeshua, Jesus, to both Jews and
Gentiles through his anointed worship leading, worship seminars, and
teachings on the Jewish roots of the faith. Greg’s love and enthusiasm
for Yeshua, Jesus, and for God’s people are evident in every teaching,
concert, choral workshop, and speaking presentation he gives.
father is a Russian-Polish Jew and his mother is Italian-American. Greg
gained an interesting perspective on both Christianity and Judaism from
growing up in an interfaith home. Greg remembers accepting Yeshua while
visiting his grandmother’s church at eight years of age. Praise the
LORD for a praying grandmother! As a teenager and college student, he
attended a wide variety of churches. Greg also gained proficiency in
gospel music during these years. By the time he graduated from college
at the University of Massachusetts with a B.A. in both Vocal Jazz &
Gospel Music as well as Psychology, Greg had one foot with the LORD but
the other in worldly living. In Spring 2000, Greg began to point his
life wholeheartedly toward God. Greg was hired as an assistant music
director to well-known gospel musician, Ron Metcalf, in New York City.
Ron did more than just make use of Greg’s musical gifts and talents; he
took Greg under his wing spiritually by praying for and counseling him.
Ron encouraged him to seek out the Jewish people who knew Jesus. Little
did Greg know that there even was a Messianic Jewish movement, let alone
that God would one day call he and his wife into full-time ministry.
Within a year, Greg had rededicated his life to the LORD at his mother’s
church. Immediately, God was making the dry bones in his life live!
2001, while studying classical choral conducting for a Master’s degree
at Temple University, Greg was invited by a friend to visit Congregation
Beth Yeshua, one of the flagship Messianic synagogues in the United
States. From the moment he arrived, he felt spiritually as though he had
“come home.” That first night at Beth Yeshua, the synagogue was
particularly packed due to the special concert that night. When the
guest artist was announced, Greg had a flashback and realized that he
had seen this artist on a video that his grandmother had sent him
several years prior. Although uninterested at the time, watching that
video had impacted him, and it was very possibly the first time that
Greg had seen a Messianic Jewish musician. So, Greg was overwhelmed to
realize that his first time in Beth Yeshua was actually a concert of the
same Marty Goetz that was in the video. What a “God-incidence!” Within a
year of joining the synagogue, he met his beautiful wife, Rosa, who had
been in the congregation for several years prior to Greg’s arrival.
Greg and Rosa have joyfully become a quartet together with their two
ministered full-time at Congregation Beth Yeshua from 2004-2010. In
Summer of 2010, the Silverman family moved out west to Tucson, Arizona
where Greg had been accepted with scholarship into the prestigious
University of Arizona doctoral program in Choral Conducting. Greg
completed the doctoral degree in December 2013. He served as a Music
Professor and Choral Conductor at Eastern University. Greg presently is
the President of his own ministries. The purpose of Silverman
Ministries, Inc. (501c3 charitable organization) is to: 1) Share the
Good News of Yeshua, Jesus, with both Jews and Gentiles, 2) Lead
excellent praise and worship both live and through media, 3) Train and
equip other musicians and worship artists, and 4) Connect the Messianic
Movement and the Church.
has ministered throughout America and internationally, and he has been a
worship leader at the national MJAA Messiah Conferences for over a
decade. Broadcast appearances include TBN, Daystar, and the Inspiration
Network. Live performances have occurred at Carnegie Hall, The White
House, and Giant Stadium. Greg released his first full-length album of
original Messianic Jewish Music entitled Dry Bones in 2004, Revive in
2007, and singles since. The ministry also released a brief documentary
movie about a piece of Hebrew classical choral music and Greg’s
experience as a choral conductor, Sacred.