We are excited to have speakers who will present new ideas, alter old paradigms and cast vision. It is up to us to interact with those ideas and blaze a new path, utilizing what came before and inspiring our Messianic movement into the future.
Raised in a traditional Jewish home in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., Scott Brown began his spiritual journey by living a solitary life in the woods of northern Wisconsin. It was there that a co-worker gifted Scott with a pocket New Testament. That little Bible launched a crisis of faith that led to Scott’s salvation seven years later.
Scott entered full-time missionary service with Chosen People Ministries in 1988 and planted two Messianic congregations in the greater Washington, D.C. area that continue to thrive today! Scott has also served as Regional Director and United States Director of Congregation Planting, in which he assisted other staff members in planting Messianic congregations.
After nineteen fruitful years of pastoral leadership, Scott and his wife, Marjorie, moved to the South Island of New Zealand where Scott now serves as the National Director of Celebrate Messiah—New Zealand. Scott reaches out to thousands of Israeli travelers whose physical journeys are often accompanied by spiritual quests.
Scott loves Messiah, his wife Margie, motorcycling, barbeque, and chocolate, and he is looking forward to enjoying all of them, eternally—in the heavenly realm.
Dr. Mitch Glaser
Dr. Mitch Glaser was born into a nominally Orthodox Jewish home in New York City at a time when views on life, death and religion were beginning to undergo major changes in American society. His religious roots were soon lost after his Bar Mitzvah at age 13 to the excitement and energy of the 1960s.
After dropping out of college in 1970, Dr. Glaser moved to California and was introduced to various Eastern religions which, while intriguing him, did not answer the questions of his soul. It was after two of his closest friends received Jesus as their Messiah that Dr. Glaser first heard the Gospel message. After reading the New Testament and studying Messianic prophecies in the Hebrew Scriptures, Dr. Glaser himself received Jesus in November 1970.
Dr. Glaser is married to Zhava, a Jewish native of Argentina. He has served in ministry for 40 years that has included serving with Jews for Jesus and Ariel Ministries. Since 1997, Dr. Glaser has served as president of Chosen People Ministries—one of the oldest and largest Messianic missions in the United States. Both Mitch and Zhava teach at the Charles Feinberg Center for Messianic Jewish Studies — a partnership between Chosen People Ministries and Talbot School of Theology. The Glasers have two daughters — Miriam and Jenni.
Shilo Ben Hod
Shilo was born and raised in Jerusalem, in a Messianic Jewish family. He is a gifted singer, songwriter, and musician.
Growing up in Israel, Shilo was exposed to different genres of music, from Eastern to Western traditions, which shaped his unique musical style.
After serving in the Israeli Defense Forces, Shilo served in a 24/7 house of prayer, holding watches in worship and intercession, discipling youth and young adults, and leading worship for various events.
Shilo’s first album, “Ad Hayom (Until Today),” was released in February 2018, and his second album is in production and is expected to be completed in 2020.
Shilo lives in Ma’ale Adumim, just a few miles east of Jerusalem, with his wife, Sarah, and their son, Eliran.