Our daughter is thinking of moving to Concord, NC so I googled, “Synagogues in Concord” and guess what popped up first? Beit Shofarot Messianic Synagogue! I decided to try a little experiment so I googled other areas under the heading, Synagogues, to see what showed up:
- Fort Mill, SC- #1, messianic
- Matthews, NC -#’s 6&7, messianic
- Pineville, NC -#’s 4&7, messianic
(People need to let these listing sites know that the definition of Synagogue is: a Jewish house of worship. I’ve tried to but one voice is not enough. Messianic “Jewish” Congregations, in fact any non-Jewish house of worship should not be listed under the heading of synagogues.)
I regularly monitor and update the messianic groups in North Carolina and nearby parts of South Carolina and Beth Shofarot was new to me so I decided it was time to do an update. It was quite a shock and very disheartening to see the growth in the number of listed groups. Here are the messianic “Jewish” congregations that I found in less than five minutes of searching:
1. Adon Olam Messianic Congregation 259 Pine Drive, Piedmont, SC 29673-7838
2. IRVINE – SHUVAH YISRAEL MESSIANIC JEWISH CONGREGATION, …… Castle Hayne Road,Wilmington, NC 28401, (910)343- 3383, Email: …
3. http://www.wordofmessiah.org/about-wmm.html – this is sam Nadler’s forum for “planting congregations” to convert Jews
4. Emek B’rachah http://www.valleyofblessing.com 201 College Road Greensboro, NC
5. Congregation Sha’arei Shalom, Cary, NC
6. Home of Prayer Congregation, Charlotte, NC
7. Shabbat Shalom Messianic Congregation, Charlotte, NC
8. Todah Adonai Messianic Fellowship, Fayetteville, NC
9. Beth Messiah Messianic Fellowship, Jacksonville, NC
10. Messianic Home Bible Study, Wilmington, NC
11. Beth Hallel Messianic Synagogue, Wilmington, NC
12. Messianic Home Bible Study, Swansboro, NC
13. Beth Hallel Messianic Synagogue, Wilmington, NC
14. Hope of Israel Congregation
PO Box 28277
Charlotte, North Carolina 28270
15. CHARLOTTE – HOME OF PRAYER CONGREGATION
16. CHARLOTTE – LIGHT OF MESSIAH, Sam Nadler, PO Box 13219, Charlotte, NC
28270, (704) 362-1927.
17. FAYETTEVILLE – TODAH ADONAI MESSIANIC CONGREGATION,
Congragational Leader L. Jack Harrow Meets at Calvary Baptist Church, 1943
Pamalee Drive, (910)423-5979, Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org .
18. KITTY HAWK – BETH OHR TORAH, Congregational Leader Carroll Price,
Meeting Address: Milepost 41/2, (252)449-4399
19. RALEIGH – BETH LECHEM, Gordon Tessler, P. O. Box 99005, Raleigh, NC
27624 870-9080, Email: GSTessler@aol.com
20. WILMINGTON – BETH HALLEL SYNAGOGUE, Rabbi George Holland, 1901
Castle Hayne Road,Wilmington, NC 28401, (910)343-3383, Email: email@example.com
21. Beit Shofarot Messianic SynagogueChina Grove, NC http://www.beitshofarot.org/faqs.html North Carolina
22. Sh’ma Messianic Ministries
3863A Sweeten Creek Rd.
|23. Beth Shomair
Messianic Jewish fellowship group in the Asheville, North Carolina area. Includes articles and Torah Parashot.
| 24. Beth Shomair Messianic Fellowship
Arden, North Carolina. Messianic Jewish congregation shows a meeting schedule and calendar.
25. CAYCE – CONGREGATION BETH LECHEM, 1221 Knox Abbot Drive, Cayce,
SC (803) 796-7137 or 957-9087, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
26. FT. MILL – SHABBAT SHALOM MESSIANIC CONGREGAION, PO Box
410401, Charlotte, NC, 28241, Tel. (803) 985-3510, Email: email@example.com,
27. GREENVILLE – UPSTATE MESSIANIC FELLOWSHIP, Messianic Pastor Paul
Cohen, Meets At: 1823 Augusta Road, Greenville, SC 29605,
28. ROCK HILL – SHABBAT SHALOM MESSIANIC CONGREGATION,
Congregational Leaders: Dr. Ben Alpert, Rev. Andy Barnett, Rev. Dave Shook,
Meets at down town Ft. Mill, Mailing Address: PO Box 410401, Charlotte, NC
28241, (803) 985-3510, Email: Shabbat@cetlink.net, Website: www.
29. Beth Simchat Adonai, Fayetteville, NC, http://www.afreetickettoheaven.com/
30. Valley of Blessing Messianic PO Box 77544, Greensboro, NC 27417 http://www.valleyofblessing.org…
31. Messianic Women’s Fellowship, Hickory, NC
33. Hebrew Believers Congregation, Melohagoyim, Winston Salem, NC
34. Children Of Yisrael, Durham, NC
35. Bri’th Hadoshah, High Point, NC
36. Fellowship for Sacred name/Messianic/ Women Fellowship, Chapel Hill, NC
I stopped at 36 because honestly, it was making me sick. When I started this research almost ten years ago there were quite a few large organizations that were easy to keep track of. Now their influence has become so widespread that hundreds of individuals are starting congregations for the sole purpose of spreading their gospel to the Jew first. In Israel there were about ten messianic
“Jewish congregations. Today there are around 140 and that’s not counting all the centers that evangelical Christian missionaries have opened to help Israelis while the Christians that run them, spread their lies about following the Jewish “messiah,” Yehoshua.
My heart aches for our people that have become victims of these people and for those who refuse to see the danger it represents to the future of Judaism. Don’t be one of them. find their sites, read their lies and join in the effort to educate Jews about their foes. Be aware, be Jewish!