Saturday, October 29, 2022

John Waller Interview

What an exciting program today!  I loved chatting with John Waller. John wrote songs we sing at Shema - including "Our God Reigns Here," the Blessing over the children that Shaya sings each week, and the recent song at Simchat Torah, "Your Word, My Life." While a rising star on the Christian music scene, he shared that recently he and his family have started observing Shabbat and enjoy celebrating the Jewish holidays.

He has recorded many CDs. While not in the studio John can be found with his wife and 10 children residing in Atlanta, GA.

Saturday, October 22, 2022

Carolyn Hyde is back!

I love when guests come back to me!  It had been a few years since I first interviewed Carolyn.  I enjoyed playing her music and getting reacquainted with her!

I know you will enjoy today's program!

Carolyn Margolin-Hyde was raised in an Orthodox Jewish synagogue near Chicago. She graduated from University of Illinois and as an RN she practiced nursing for many years.

After making Aliyah Carolyn served as worship leader at K’tsir Asher, The Harvest of Asher Congregation, in Akko, and then led worship at Kehilat Poriya, a congregation near Tiberius. She has written and recorded many worship songs in English and Hebrew and her worship CD’s include “Just Like Joseph” and “The Latter Rain”- contemporary worship CDs; “Deep Calls to Deep” – a soaking CD; and “Fine Linen” – worship with a touch of the blues.

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Ed and Amanita Marvin

Today's show was not only focused on Sukkot and wonderful music from Steve McConnell, Sue Samuel, Ted Pearce, Nancy Santiago, Marty Goetz and Paul Wilbur, but I had a lovely time chatting with Ed and Amanita Marvin!

Ed and Amanita Marvin are leaders of Shoresh David Messianic Synagogue in Wesley Chapel, Florida. They have been involved in Jewish ministries for many years. They have eight kids and five grandkids. They have a heart for Jews and non Jews to know the Messiah Yeshua and become His disciples.

Ed is a graduate of Columbia Bible College, currently called Columbia International University. He served with Slavic Gospel Association among Soviet Jewish immigrants in Chicago for four years in the 1980’s and then bringing the gospel to the former Soviet Union while based in Finland. In Finland he founded Shorashim Fellowship. 

Amanita is a lawyer and a native of Finland. She was involved with several Israel Friendship organizations in Finland and studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Rabbi Ed and Rebbetzin Amanita have been in ministry in Florida since 2013.

Sunday, October 9, 2022

Bill Marks Interview

A few friends attended the Messiah Conference in Pennsylvania and said that I should definitely interview Bill Marks.  I am so glad I listened to them.  He is a sweet man who loves the Lord.  Here is his story:

In the natural Bill was born and raised as a farmer, educated as an accountant, made a living as a jewelry, Insurance, car, real estate, and art salesman. Through these endeavors He discovered his true calling in life, his love of people! His greatest joy comes as he helps people reach their goals and accomplish their God given destiny.

The Ministry of Helps takes him on different paths as he strives to follow the Word of God as a teacher, in the prophetic, as an evangelist, and as one with the Father's heart to minister to the down and out or the more affluent yet equally hurting members of our society.

Bill can often be found near the display of the art of His late wife, Seer Prophet Leslie Young Marks. Her Holy Spirit inspired prophetic art is shared at many Messianic conferences around the country. He also manages their market place ministry and speaks, prays and ministers at these events. 

Check out Leslie's beautiful art here:


Saturday, October 1, 2022

Joshua Lessard Interview

Praise the Lord for finding another person to interview!  Rabbi Joshua Lessard was born and raised in the Messianic Jewish movement. After serving as a cantor in two Messianic synagogues, he transitioned to a role as a messianic rabbi in 2011 after founding Tree of Life Messianic Fellowship (at the time, Tikvat Ami Messianic Synagogue) in Tallahassee, FL. He holds two degrees in music and a Master's of Divinity in Messianic Jewish Studies from The King's UniversityIn addition to his role as congregational leader, he serves as the president of Tree of Life's K-12 private school and teaches guitar at a school for the arts. He has a passion for teaching and pursuing life in the Spirit. He resides in Tallahassee, FL with his wife and children.