Pastoring, Blogging and Writing
Hi, I’m am Ron Cantor. I am a citizen of the rebirthed nation of Israel, the United States and heaven! I help lead a congregation in Tel Aviv called Tiferet Yeshua—the Glory of Yeshua–along with our amazing team of pastors and elders. We have a sister congregation in Jerusalem called Ahavat Yeshua. I am also a published author with Destiny Image Publishers (more on that in a minute) and if you read my eight grade evaluation from my Psychiatrist you will know what a miracle that is!
This is my blog and my mission is to help you know the true Messiah in His original “Jewish” context. It is amazing how much richer your walk will become when you understand God’s plan for Israel and the nations and how you fit in! As a new Jewish believer I was pretty surprised to find out things like, “John was not a Baptist” or “Mariam (Mary) was an Israelite!”
I developed a course over the years called Identity Theft—How Jesus was Robbed of His Jewishness. (The Original name was Jewish Roots.) I have taught this all over the world in places like the U.S., Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Hungary, Switzerland, France, Uganda, Nigeria, Russia, Ukraine and Germany! Probably the most exciting place that I taught the course was in Rome! Can you imagine—teaching through Romans 11 in Rome!?
I got frustrated not being able to cram 32 hours of information in the 30 minutes I was given when speaking in congregations. So I decided to write a book. When I finished, the Lord put it on my heart to rewrite it as a novel! I said, “No way! I’m no John Grisham.”
But by the grace of God I did it. Destiny Image heard about Identity Theft and offered me a book contract before they even read it! The book has done very well and I never tire of hearing from believers whose eyes have been opened. Here is what one person wrote in her 5 star review.
I loved the presentation of the story. It has changed my perspective and enriched by appreciation of the Jewish heritage of Yeshua the Messiah.
Here is another one:
Ron Cantor’s fiction stands head and shoulders above other Biblical fiction. Not only did it conform to the letter and sense of Scripture, it presented powerful challenges to both Jewish and Gentile readers—believing or unbelieving.
You can read a lot more reviews at Amazon.com. One lady even said it was the best book she ever read! I was stunned.
Identity Theft was just the first in a series and our newest book, The Jerusalem Secret, just came out. Here you can see all my books.
In addition to blogging, I used to host a weekly podcast with my friend Tal Guinness. It was the only Messianic Podcast dealing with current events in Israel, broadcasting from Israel. We have recently relaunched it. Check it out on iTunes.
Our mission here in Israeli is to Raise up Leaders for the Coming Israeli Revival. We are also involved in feeding the poor, sharing the good news and of course, shepherding our amazing congregation. We do not take a salary from the congregation but are supported by people like you, who love Israel and want to see revival here. If you would like become one of our partners, just click here for all the information you need.
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Now, for my more formal BIO:
Messianic Jewish Communicator Ron Cantor serves on the pastoral team of Tiferet Yeshua in Tel Aviv as an equipping evangelist. For the past three years he was the lead pastor. He embraced Yeshua as an 18-year-old, drug-using agnostic. He then attended CFNI in New York, and Messiah Biblical Institute, where Ron received his degree. Ron served on the pastoral team at Beth Messiah Congregation in Rockville, Maryland, before heading overseas to Ukraine and Hungary where he and his wife Elana trained nationals for Jewish Ministry. Ron then served on the faculty of the Brownsville Revival School of Ministry teaching and mentoring young leaders.
Ron travels throughout the U.S. and abroad sharing passionately on the Jewish Roots of the New Testament and God’s broken heart for His ancient people Israel. Ron has been privileged to bring the Jewish Roots message to Brazil, Ukraine, Switzerland, France, Russia, Hungary, Israel, Germany, Argentina, Cyprus, Italy, Canada, Uganda, Nigeria and of course the United States.
In June 2003, Ron and Elana returned with their three children to the Land of Israel where they now live and minister. During this time Ron has served as the associate leader of King of Kings Community in Jerusalem, as well as the interim senior leader.
Ron heads the Isaiah 2 Initiative, an Israeli based vision to see the good news go forth from Zion to other nations. In their trips to Nigeria and Ukraine they have seen tens of thousands of people profess faith in Yeshua.
Ron’s wife Elana is a passionate communicator in her own right. Elana shares from her rich experiences growing up in Israel. While she has only recently begun to speak publicly, audiences have been blessed by her compassionate style and her humorous approach.
Ron and Elana have three daughters, Sharon, Yael and Danielle.
This is my personal blog. The opinions I express here are mine alone and do not represent any other person or organization. The information I provide is on an as-is basis. I make no representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this blog and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its use.