Rev. Bill Bjoraker - Guest Speaker

Saturday, September 17, 2022 - 10:30 AM

“Engaging the Jewish World” Rev. Bill Bjoraker will story-tell about the Jewish people from two eras in history.

Rev. Bill Bjoraker will be speaking at Beit Tikvah during...

~The Morning Shabbat Service at 10:30 AM - TOPIC is "The Biblical Era: 2000 BC – 300 BC"

~A special Shabbat afternoon workshop at 3:00 PM - TOPIC is "The Hellenistic Era: 300 BC – 100 AD"

Reverend Bill is an Assemblies of God US missionary to Jewish people. He and his wife, Diana, have served as missionaries to Jewish people for nearly 30 years; eight years in pastoral and teaching ministries in Tel Aviv, Israel in the 1980s. Two of their sons were born in Israel. Their third son was born in Los Angeles.

Bill a specialist in Jewish studies and holds a Ph.D. from Fuller Theological Seminary’s School of Intercultural Studies (2007). Born and raised in Minnesota. He is an author, professor and teacher of the Bible and Jewish studies, storyteller and a critic and analyst of late modern Western Culture. He is also part-time faculty at William Carey International University (WCIU) in Pasadena, CA, and has been adjunct faculty in the Messianic Jewish Studies Department at the King’s University, South Lake/Dallas, TX.

Bill founded Operation Ezekiel, Inc. in Southern California, an outreach and teaching ministry to Jewish people, and to the church at large.

Bill has been employing oral strategies and storytelling as an instructor for Simply the Story, in Jewish ministry and in academia since 2008. His major article on the place of storytelling in Messianic Jewish ministry was published by the KESHER journal in 2018. He co-authored the book, “The Return to Oral Hermeneutics” with  professor Tom Steffen of Biola University in 2020, published by Wipf & Stock.

Bill has completed the first book of seven on the 4000 year story of the Jewish people (divided into seven eras), titles “Engaging the Jewish World”. He will share messages about the gifts of the Jewish people to the world at Beit Tikvah from the first two eras:

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