We are Esthers, prayer warriors who are committed to praying for Israel, all people who occupy the Holy Land, the United States of America, and each other. Many people count on us for prayer, and we need prayer warriors praying for us too. That's why the leadership of Christian Women For Israel sought the help of a Council of Mordecais.
Why Mordecai? Mordecai is a Hebrew name and means warrior. Mordecai was an important man in the Old Testament and in history.
Just like Esther, we need Mordecais in our lives to advise and pray for us. Isn't it comforting to know that YOU have a Council of Mordecais who are lifting up your prayers to our Heavenly Father? Christian Women For Israel’s Mordecais are a diverse council of Faith Leaders who are committed to praying for YOU daily, and your prayers are also being taken to the Western Wall in Jerusalem.
Pastor Ken is the founder of Save the Nations, which began in 2006 with his wife Lisa at his side. He is a native of New York born into a Jewish family. After a life-changing encounter with Jesus, Ken became a Christian Pastor. After many years of running from his heritage, he now teaches those both Jewish and non-Jewish alike about their identity through the Hebraic roots of the Christian Faith. He is the author of over 12 books some translated into Spanish, Portuguese & Russian. Ken & Lisa work together teaching and modeling the Torah Way. They produce Hit the Mark TV & are Internationally known as speakers and conferences.
Pastor Mark Burns, labeled by Time Magazine as "Donald Trump's Top Pastor" and named one of the "16 People Who Shaped the 2016 Presidential Election" is the Co-Founder & CEO of The NOW Television Network, a Christian television network based out of South Carolina that reaches Millions of Homes in the US on digital cable television, ROKU and online.
Pastor Burns has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, FOX News, Al Jazeera-America, BBC, ABC News, CBS & National Public Radio (NPR). Many articles have been written about Pastor Mark Burns' ventures including Times Magazine, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Yahoo News, Bloomberg News, Vice News and others.
Pastor Burns is a renowned motivational speaker that has energized audiences across the country with stories that inspire greatness out of anyone listening just like his "All Lives Matter" Speech at the 2016 Republican National Convention which has inspired the world.
After serving six years in the South Carolina Army National Guard, Pastor Burns along with his wife Tomarra Burns founded the multicultural, non- denominational contemporary church The Harvest Praise & Worship Center of Easley. Together they have six children.
Dr. David Donnally was ordained in 1977. He married Dr. Tami Donnally in 1978 and they have been partners in ministry ever since. He holds three doctorate degrees including a Ph.D. in education. He has authored a book entitled “From The Pond to the Palace” and is working on a second book, “Life in the Palace.” He is President of the Evangelical Bible College and Seminary, Senior Pastor of Legacy Church and the founder of Interdenominational Ministers Association, House of Bread and Compassionate Heart Counseling Center. Dr. Dave and Tami Donnally have been part of Legacy Church Ministries since 1980 when they helped Drs. Chad and Mariam Donnally start Greenacres Christian Academy. Dr. Donnally has been instrumental in helping launch others into ministry all over the world as Pastors, Teachers, Missionaries, Evangelist, Chaplains, & Counselors. He has traveled to other countries (Nigeria, Trinidad, Israel) bringing words of truth and hope. He has a strong passion for missions and the desire to see people saved and equipped to serve and become ambassadors for the Kingdom of God. Dr. Donnally also serves on many boards and is currently on the boards of the Global Embassy network, Community Life, and the Florida Council of Private Schools. He brings the Word with a wonderful sense of humor and knowledge of the Bible. Under the anointing & inspiration of the Holy Spirit and years of experience, he has helped many people learn how to Love, Laugh, Let go & Let God!
Born William Francis Callahan IV or “Bill” as he is known to his friends and family was raised in Glen Cove, Long Island with his twin sister Christina, older sister Siobhan by his single Mother Christie. Bill was raised by a Christian believer and single Mother Christie, who modeled face of Jesus Christ as she served multiple Churches over span of 40 years as Music Director, Choir Minister & Worship Pastor. Bill went to University of Vermont, in Burlington, VT and graduated with Bachelors of Arts in 1990, and upon graduation became Financial Advisor in New York City rising to level of Senior Vice President of Morgan Stanley & Co., by age 33 in year 2000. Bill met the love of his life Sandra Vizcaya in May of 2000 in New York City set up on date by his twin sister. The World Trade Center terrorist attack brought Bill to his knees at alter giving his life over to Jesus Christ shortly after 9/11/2001 no longer relying on self and his own understanding. Sandra Vizcaya led Bill to Jesus Christ, at the moment Bill lost several of his dearest friends in the destroyed towers in New York.
Sandra & Bill married in May of 2003 and moved to West Palm Beach in July 2004, where Christ Fellowship Church founded by Pastor Dr. Tom & Donna Mullins became their Church home. Bill became involved in serving his Church as Usher Leader & Service Coordinator, as well as graduating and completing Advanced Discipleship I, and also graduating and completed with his wife Sandra, Christ Fellowship’s Biblical Ministry and Leadership College Program called Kaleo this past year. Bill & Sandra Callahan together have become powerful servants of God with ministry work in uniting Jews and Christians in Palm Beach County, Florida for blessing and support for Zion’s Sake, and have deep relationships with all Rabbis and Pastors involved in pro-Israel advocacy in South Florida. Bill is involved on a leadership level with AIPAC, ICEJ, CAMERA and serves as the only Christian Board Member in South Florida for StandWithUs. Bill & Sandra went to Israel in 2015 with the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem with Susan Michaels, U.S. Director, and had Dr. Malcolm Hedding preside over renewing their marital vows on their 12th wedding anniversary at Ramet Rachel in South Jerusalem, whereby Dr. Malcolm Hedding (former International Director of ICEJ & Author of many books on Christian Zionism) prophesied over their lives that God would use them mightily for His purposes and Kingdom, to strengthen the bonds of relationships between Jews & Christians in South Florida, making an impact that would save lives. Bill was honored to be asked as a Christian Zionist Leader to speak as the face of Christian support to Temple Emanu-El on Palm Beach, and Temple Beth-El when the horrific shootings in Pittsburgh happened. Bill is recognized by the leading Jewish Temples temples in Palm Beach: Palm Beach Synagogue, Temple Emanu-El, Temple Beth-El as a passionate advocate of support to Israel, and Tzadik “Righteous One” and friend to the Jews of Palm Beach. God has bestowed great influence upon both Bill & Sandra as humble servant leaders operating in the Holy Spirit, doing His Kingdom work to glorify the name of Jesus Christ. Bill and his family are active leaders at Christ Fellowship Church in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Bill is a sought after Evangelical Christian speaker.
Bill and Sandra and their two daughters live in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
Bill Cloud was raised in a traditional Christian home in South Georgia. Yet, he has only been truly interested in his faith since the fall of 1988. After being born again, Bill immediately developed a hunger for the Word of God and in particular the Hebraic perspective of the Bible.
Shortly after his “born again” experience, Bill had the opportunity to visit Israel and participate in a celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles. It was during this time that God gave him a deep love for the land, the people and the language.
Bill began studying Hebrew under the tutelage of a local rabbi and has since become quite prolific at reading and writing the Holy Tongue. He has spent many hours studying, not only the Hebrew text, but the Hebraic roots of Christianity as well. This research has been rewarded with a keen insight into Biblical Judaism and its relationship to Christianity.
This interest is tied to Bill’s desire to unlock the deep secrets of the Word of God and to teach them, along with our Hebraic roots, to believers in Messiah. Furthermore, this insight has allowed Bill to better understand the prophetic element of Scripture. As a result of this study, Bill has developed a variety of media resources dealing with prophetic themes as well as teachings related to our lost Hebraic heritage.
For five years, Bill and his wife Beth served as Youth Pastors in a large church in Central Florida. For over three years, Bill served as chief researcher, writer and Publications Director for Perry Stone and Voice of Evangelism Ministries. Since that time Bill has written articles for the Voice of Evangelism magazine, as well as for God’s News Behind The News.
Bill is a featured speaker in venues throughout the country and has appeared with notable teachers such as Hal Lindsay, J.R. Church, Jack Van Impe, John Hagee, Grant Jeffrey, Perry Stone, Tim La Haye, Chuck Missler, the late Yacov Rambsel and the late Zola Levitt. He has also made several appearances on a variety of television broadcasts seen on TBN, Daystar, Inspiration, SkyAngel, WHT, and TCT.
Through Shoreshim Ministries, Bill and his family have launched an effort to re-introduce Christians to the Jewish Y’shua and to educate believers in the Hebraic roots of their faith. As a result of this information, disciples of the Messiah can more accurately interpret end-time events and better discern our role in these last days.
Bill and his family reside in Cleveland, Tennessee
Evangelist Tommy Combs has a servant's heart and loves the Lord. He has dedicated his life to serving others and is the founder of Tommy Combs Ministry. He and his wife Linda have been ministering together for over 25 years. They are church builders, and plant Bible Schools, orphanages and homes for children around the world. They continue to seek ways to be used of God and to always bring God the honor and glory.
Pastor Combs established the television ministry, The Living Word Program which teaches God's word via satellite, Direct TV, Dish Network Cable outlets throughout the United States and worldwide to over 200 countries. He is an active member of the International Charismatic Bible Ministries, Oral Roberts Ministries, Dr. TL Lowery Ministries, and World Harvest Ministerial Fellowship - Rod Parsley Ministries.
Pastor Combs is an Evangelist and Teaching Pastor who has produced over 500 teaching programs. He is the author of This Bloods for You, 20 Days to Your Miracle, 30 Days of Faith, Seven Ways to Get Healed and Keep It, The Sword of Goliath, God Does His Best Work at Night, Prosper and Be in Health.
Pastor Combs is a retired Lt. Colonel in the United States Army National Guard and has been married to Linda Combs for nearly 50 years. They reside in Dora, Alabama.
"Dear Esthers, I share the following scripture from 1 John 2:27, "But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing reaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as He has taught you, you will abide in Him.
I acknowledge the anointing of God on my life, and I prayerfully commit myself to fulfill the Calling that God has given me for ministry in the Kingdom of God. In this calling, I am devoted to serving YOU, the members of Christian Women for Israel as a Mordecai. Please know I am praying with you for the peace of Jerusalem, Israel, the United States, its leaders, and YOU, dear Esther and for your prayer needs. May the peace of our Lord be with you today and always." -Pastor Tommy
Listen to Evangelist Tommy Combs Prayer for CW4I
Jim grew up in northeast Georgia and graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Accounting. He also completed his Bachelor of Ministry at Atlanta Christian College (now Point University). Jim has over 35 years of ministry experience, including several churches in Northeast Georgia, as well as Burnham Christian Church, Jennings, FL and Swiss Cove Christian Church, St. Johns, FL. Jim is married to Cindy and has a son Matt who lives with his family in Durham, NC and a daughter Kristen, who lives in Jacksonville, FL.
Rabbi Martin Katz is a graduate of Rabbinical Theology Studies from Yeshiva University. He is respected in the Jewish and Christian communities and is known for his love of all people.
Rabbi Katz is the Founding Director of Just One Life, a non-profit social service agency in Israel. Just One Life provides pregnant women in Israel professional counseling and financial assistance, empowering women and young mothers who may be considering terminating their pregnancy. He has helped save over 15,000 babies in the past 25 years.
Rabbi Katz is an orthodox Jewish leader and offers the following advice to Christian Women for Israel in how to pray for God's protection over Israel. He suggests reading and praying Psalms 121 and 130 daily.
"Esthers, may your prayers and wishes be truly answered. May you and your family be showered with many, many of G-D's blessings." - Rabbi Katz
I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
where does my help come from?
2 My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
3 He will not let your foot slip—
he who watches over you will not slumber;
4 indeed, he who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord watches over you—
the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
6 the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.
7 The Lord will keep you from all harm—
he will watch over your life;
8 the Lord will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.
1 Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord;
2 Lord, hear my voice.
Let your ears be attentive
to my cry for mercy.
3 If you, Lord, kept a record of sins,
Lord, who could stand?
4 But with you there is forgiveness,
so that we can, with reverence, serve you.
5 I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits,
and in his word I put my hope.
6 I wait for the Lord
more than watchmen wait for the morning,
more than watchmen wait for the morning.
7 Israel, put your hope in the Lord,
for with the Lord is unfailing love
and with him is full redemption.
8 He himself will redeem Israel
from all their sins.
Dr. Gerard Khourie is the Senior Pastor and president of Christ Family Church at Tradition. He shares a warm personality, in depth studies of The Bible and humor to connect a modern community with the traditional message of Christ. With an amazing group of team members, he manages a staff of 100 employees and volunteers who work to support a vision to reach out, connect and help the community through various resources, love and hard work.
Dr. Khourie is also an in demand keynote speaker for multiple business conferences as well as speaking to church leadership groups around the world. His message is authentic, his vision eclectic and his inspiration is electric. Born in South Africa, Gerard was a driven entrepreneur and businessman that owned two steak houses, a coffee shop and a video store. He was called to the US in 1999 by the Lord. With a deep passion for ministry, his move to The United States of America was a natural fit for his life and vision. With the encouragement from family and friends, Pastor Gerard founded and started his first church in 2000 with the help of five other people. Christ Family Church in Fort Pierce was started in 2014. In 2017, he founded Christ Family Church at Tradition.
Gerard makes sure that all new guests as well as faithful long standing members of his congregation feel welcomed, appreciated and valued while given the opportunity to express their gifts and talents in ways that they feel a deep sense of satisfaction and fulfillment. Gerard’s greatest passion is bringing the message of salvation, healing and hope to people that have been through, or are facing storms in life. He does this by strengthening their self worth through Jesus Christ and helping them to discover God’s unlimited potential for their lives.
In his free time, Gerard loves to play golf and spend time with the love of his life, his wife Donnelyn and their two children.
Pastor Deundrick (Dee) Reed is the Senior Pastor at Living Waters United Church in Dade City, Florida. God gave Pastor Dee a vision to have a multi-cultural church in a non-traditional setting, embracing a mix of different ethnicities and various cultures. Pastor Dee humbly accepted the call and has dedicated his life to serving others. Pastor Dee also serves in Prison Ministry to share the transforming love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ to impact the hearts and lives of incarcerated men, women and youth, as well as their families to become loving and productive members of their communities.
Pastor Reed and his wife, Taffini Reed founded Ballin' for Jesus in 2010. Ballin' for Jesus is a grassroots community program promoting traditional Christian values and the importance of education to at-risk youth. They have helped over 10,000 young adults and their family members by providing counseling, school supplies, clothing, and sneakers extending Christ-like love.
Pastor Dee Reed is a sought after Revivalist in the Evangelical Christian community. He graduated from Southeastern University with a degree in Ministerial Leadership and Pastoral Care.
"Hello and Good Day Esthers, women of God! All praises to Jesus for allowing us to see a new day. I will pray for you and this year. This is the year (2019) of your coming out. God sees and hears your cries. Your love and kindness will be rewarded. Everything you have sown, you will reap the harvest. Remember always to have expectations and confessions of blessings -- Jehovah God is our provider. God Bless Israel, God Bless the USA, and God Bless you, Esthers. I am praying for you." - Pastor Dee Reed
Faith Leader Siren Stacy's journey was tragically altered in November of 2007. Stacy’s life changed forever when his family’s van was struck by a drunk driver only one mile from their home. Stacy, his wife Ellen (36), his son Bronson (10), his daughters Lequisa (18), Sydney (9), Shelly (4), and Ellie Ann-Marie (2), were all in the vehicle at the time of the crash. Tragically, only Stacy and Shelly survived.
In 2008, Stacy was asked to speak about his experience at a small church in Alabama, and this prompted him to begin his own ministry. In the following year, Stacy was ordained as a minister of the Gospel at Destiny Worship Center in Destin, FL. Now, as one of the country’s leading motivational speakers, Stacy uses his story to make a difference in the lives of others. Stacy has drawn on his international career as a professional football player and his profound faith to become one of the premier inspirational speakers in a variety of settings. Stacy has spoken to churches, corporate groups, schools, prisons, military branches, and many other groups. As one of the most passionate keynote speakers operating today, Stacy can leave a lasting impression with your group too.
Pastor Jamie serves as Lead Pastor of Dwelling Place Church International. Born in Winston Salem, North Carolina, he was raised in a music- evangelism family. He began playing drums at the age of 5 which opened many doors for him and ultimately led him to Cleveland, TN. He holds a Master of Divinity degree with an emphasis on Marriage and Family.
In 1993, he married Pastor Judy Jacobs. Together they began ministering around the world through their ministry, His Song Ministries (HSM). In addition to leading Dwelling Place Church International, Pastor Jamie also serves as CEO of HSM which includes Judy Jacobs International, His Song Music Group, and the International Institute of Mentoring. Pastors Jamie and Judy have two daughters, Kaylee and Erica.
I want to encourage you to know God has always had an incredible purpose for your life, and continues to do a mighty work in you to perform it. Philippians 1:6 (NLT), “And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue His work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.”
Stand strong and confident, knowing that you have been created with purpose and it’s for such a time as this.
Blessings, Pastor Jamie
Faith Leader, Dave Wright has a passion for sharing the Gospel message wherever he goes. He has a heart for missions and has been working with missionary partners in the Cherkassy Region of Ukraine for 27 years. Dave is a lead organizer with several Sister Churches in Ukraine to coordinate and teach at Kid’s Camps, Teen Camps, Marriage Retreats, Fathering conferences and outreach ministries each summer. He serves in Mexico, Africa, U.S. and Ukraine. Dave and his bride, Kim of 45 years also volunteer their summers at Trout Lake Camp in Northern Minnesota, doing various tasks to assist the ministerial needs of over 8,000 children and teens each year. Dave states his greatest asset, is his faith in the living God, and the knowledge of the Salvation that is offered through the blood shed of the Son of God, Jesus.
Dear Esthers, It is a pleasure to pray often for the ministry of Christian Women For Israel and its members. I know that God hears our prayers and is faithful to answer in a way that brings honor and glory to Him. In His word, Psalm 37:4, "One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in His temple." I pray for you. I pray that you experience the sweet peace, protection, and God's love. May you discover His purpose for your life, and that you serve Him always. Amen!
Your Brother-in-Christ, Dave Wright