Founder, CEO and Chairman of the Board
Ari became an Israeli citizen in 1976. He and Shira married in 1977, and have been ministering together since that time. As a Messianic Jew, Ari directs the Maoz Israel Ministry. Ari, along with Shira provides vision and direction for Maoz Israel Ministries.
Founder and Board Co-Chair
Born in the U.S., Shira has lived in Israel since 1967 and been a citizen of Israel since 1970. Shira has been a director of documentary films and has written about Israel’s Biblical rights to the land of Israel—and God’s future plans for the Israeli people—in many periodicals. Shira writes a monthly newsletter, MAOZ ISRAEL REPORT, giving the prophetic, political, and spiritual perspective of current events in Israel.
Jonathan is Executive Director of Jewish Voice Ministries International. He hosts a weekly television program called Jewish Voice with Jonathan Bernis, which is aired throughout the United States and abroad. A sought-after speaker, Jonathan teaches at conferences and in local churches worldwide. He is a prominent leader in the Messianic Movement. He is also the President of Christian Alliance For Israel, a ministry that organizes pro-Israel conferences and seminars to rally Christian support for Israel.
Ray, a coach and administrator for over 30 years in private Christian education, impacted hundreds of young men and women to lead lives pursuing their God-given destiny. He owned an automobile dealership, and has served as a board member of Maoz Israel Ministries for 9 years. Currently he is head men’s basketball coach at Trinity Christian High School in Cedar Hill, TX. He loves people, loves Israel, and is passionate about helping people reach their fullest potential in life.
Shani Ferguson is a native-born Israeli Messianic believer, passionate about worship, prayer, and reaching Israelis with the Good News. She and her husband Kobi lead Yeshua Israel ministry in Jerusalem. They recently acquired a state-of-the-art recording studio in Jerusalem, and lead Yeshua Israel Artists Initiative, a place where Israeli artists and musicians can gather, record, worship, create, nurture and expand their gifts and talents for the Messianic body of believers in Israel and around the world.
Scott Volk is a Messianic Jew who came to faith in 1975. After graduating from North Central University in Minneapolis in 1988, Scott has served in various pastoral capacities in Arizona, Florida, and North Carolina . After more than 20 years in pastoral ministry, Scott founded Together For Israel, a non-profit ministry that exists to partner with the Church for the salvation of Israel (Rom 11:26).
Scott and his wife Beth have been married for over 30 years and have a heart to see Jew and Gentile united as ‘one new man’ in the Messiah. They have five children and reside in Charlotte, North Carolina.