Jeff Bernstein has been communicating a highly controversial message for the past 40 years to two people groups. He has been speaking to Jewish people about Yeshua (Jesus), whom they know very little about. He has been speaking to Christians about Jews, whom they also know very little about! Over the years, Jeff has honed his communication skills to a sharp edge!
Jeff is known by many leaders in the Messianic Movement as one of the foremost Jewish evangelists in the world. Jeff is the founder and CEO of Gates of Zion, a non-profit organization that equips the Body of Messiah in effective, strategic evangelism especially to the Jewish people.
By virtue of his gifting in strategy and communication, and 40 years with hands-on interaction with people and audiences all across the globe, Jeff has developed a grasp on how to communicate truth in a uniquely clear, fresh and strategic way.
"I am convinced according to Scripture that the role of an evangelist is primarily to equip the saints to become fishers of men who will also fish for men who will also fish for men and become disciple makers who will make disciple makers who will make disciple makers who will make disciple makers. You get the picture! We are made for multiplication." JB
“And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Messiah” (Ephesians 4:11-12). Jeff has recently given himself to cause a paradigm shift in our model of ministry. The time has come to recognize it is the saints, the congregational members, who are called to do the work of ministry.
I was brought up in a Jewish home in Brooklyn New York. In 1975 I began to search out the deep questions of life, and in my seeking I began to explore Eastern religion. I soon saw that these Eastern disciplines did not hold the answers I was looking for and I began a journey back to my Jewish faith. On the first Sabbath I ever observed as an adult, I met two identical Jewish twins one after another who stopped me on the streets of New York City asking me if I believed in Jesus. When I told them I was Jewish and did not believe in Jesus, they startled me by telling me they also were Jewish and did believe in Jesus! I asked how they could and they gladly explained. I saw for the first time that Jesus was spoken of extensively in my own Hebrew bible and I was amazed. I was soon to meet one of these twin brothers two weeks later on the Staten Island Ferry en route to Manhattan, NYC. After the ferryboat docked under the shadow of the World Trade towers, I prayed to receive the Spirit of God and forgiveness of my sins in Yeshua.
I have not been the same since!
Since the day I gave my life to Yeshua, I have been compelled by the Spirit to share the amazing news of the gospel with my own people. This led me to Orthodox Jews in the early days and onto Moscow, Russia in 1994, and to the forgotten Jewish communities in the Central Asian Republics in 1998. Before then I began a live call-in talk radio show on a secular station in the mid 80's proclaiming to the Jewish community of the Washington, DC Metro area that Yeshua (Jesus) is the promised Messiah of Israel.
I have traveled the world speaking in churches about the call of Christians to bring back the gospel to the people from whom it first came. I have embraced our calling as Jews to be lights to all nations and by the grace of God have also traveled the world to fulfill that call.
My travels have led me to Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Belgium, Iceland, Cyprus, Japan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Ukraine, Israel, Turkey, Belgium, Singapore, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, The Faroe Islands, China, Butaan, and the United Kingdom.
I am presently the founding director and president of Gates of Zion, a non profit organization established for the purpose of reaching Jewish people worldwide with the truth of the Messiah and teaching the body of Messiah to embrace their Jewish foundations and be part of the effort to bring Jewish people back home to their Messiah and King!
My vision is to effectively reach the Jewish people worldwide with a Jewish message about their Jewish Messiah. I am trusting the Lord will enable Gates of Zion to penetrate the international marketplace and business community which has an overwhelming number of Jewish people.
I have developed a website, www.gatesofzion.net, with a purpose to be a cyber equipping portal designed to equip the entire body of Messiah worldwide to effectively share the truth with Jewish people and all people wherever they live.
I trust the Lord that many will get behind us and become partners with us in this great work. It is full time for non-Jewish believers throughout the world to begin to pay back the great debt they owe the Jewish people and bring the glorious message of salvation back to where it all began!
The prayers and participation of all who love the Lord will ultimately bring about what the scriptures promise: And all Israel will be saved. The gospel will then be preached to all nations and the end will come!
It is time to complete the Great Commission!
We are all called to participate and work side by side for the Salvation of Israel and the nations