Jonathan Bernis is a Jewish believer in Jesus who has been active in Messianic Jewish ministry for more than thirty years and who currently serves as President and CEO of Jewish Voice Ministries International (JVMI).
JVMI’s mission is two-fold: Proclaiming the Gospel to the Jew first, and also to the Nations (Romans 1:16), and equipping the Church—providing education about the Hebraic roots of Christianity, the Church’s responsibility to Israel and the Jewish People, and keys to effectively and sensitively sharing Messiah with the Jewish People. Jonathan hosts JVMI’s daily television program, “Jewish Voice with Jonathan Bernis,” broadcast to over 575 million homes worldwide through local, cable, and satellite networks as well as the Internet.
JVMI also conducts humanitarian/medical outreaches to some of the most impoverished Jewish communities on earth, including regular outreaches in Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, and other points of need around the world. JVMI also ministers through large-scale international Festivals of Jewish Music & Dance.
He is the author of several books including A Hope and A Future, A Rabbi Looks at the Afterlife, A Rabbi Looks at the Last Days, and A Rabbi Looks at Jesus of Nazareth. Jonathan and his wife, Elisangela, reside in Phoenix, Arizona with their two daughters.