Board Members

Jonathan Bernis, President & CEO

Jonathan Bernis is a Jewish Believer in Jesus who has been a leader 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 syndicated television show which broadcasts 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.

Jonathan is the author of several books including A Rabbi Looks at the Supernatural, 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.

Jim Blackburn

Jim Blackburn formed Blackburn Consulting Services, L.L.C. after his retirement from Electronic Data Systems (EDS). Blackburn Consulting Services specializes in consulting engagements in the areas of leadership development and operations management. Past engagements include a fifteen-month assignment serving as COO for a global Christian ministry; a leadership development engagement for a Dallas investment firm working to establish corporate culture and improve leadership performance and teamwork; an engagement with a California insurance client with 2B in revenue to develop new processes to support Strategic Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting. Jim has also conducted leadership and human resource training at business seminars in India, South Africa, Cameroon, Ghana, Colombia, and Peru.

Jim retired from EDS in July 2005 where he served as an Enterprise Client Delivery Executive, with responsibility for EDS’ service delivery to large enterprise clients. In this role, Jim had responsibility for account operations, client satisfaction and relations, and EDS staffing and productivity. Jim brings 35 years of broad EDS experience with an emphasis on business and technology management in large outsourcing arrangements.

Jim received his B.S. in Education from Tulsa University in 1969. Jim currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Jewish Voice Ministries International in Phoenix, Arizona and Global Advance in Rockwall, Texas. Jim and Dale, his wife of 47 years, currently reside in Plano, Texas.

Rabbi Elliot Klayman, Esq.

Rabbi Elliot Klayman, who is retired from teaching at The Ohio State University, has practiced law for over 40 years. A longstanding Board member of Jewish Voice, he has been associated with the ministry since 1973 and currently serves as Secretary of the Board. He is the Executive Director of Messianic Jewish Theological Institute as well as Messianic Literature Outreach. Rabbi Klayman edits “Kesher Theological Journal” and “The Messianic Outreach.” He has authored several books and over 100 journal articles, primarily on biblical and Jewish historical issues. Rabbi Klayman has been married for 41 years, has two children and four grandchildren. He and his wife, Joyce, reside in San Diego where together they are active members at Kehilat Yeshua, a Messianic Jewish congregation

Dr. Michael Maiden

Dr. Michael Maiden and Mary, his beloved wife of 35 years, are the senior pastors of Church for the Nations in Phoenix, Arizona. Here he strongly and lovingly prepares God’s people for service in God’s Kingdom with messages that are always relevant, timely and life-changing as well as prophetic.

Dr. Maiden has earned both a Masters and Doctorate Degree in Christian Psychology. He has authored seven books including: The Joshua Generation: God’s Manifesto for the End Time Church, and Turn the World Upside Down, which speaks to this present generation about the next step to take to have a transforming influence in your culture and beyond.

In addition to his work in the local church, Michael is a strong prophetic voice to this generation and has ministered to those holding public offices as well as pastors and ministers throughout the world. He serves on the apostolic board of Church on the Rock International – a dynamic ministry overseeing more than 6,000 churches worldwide. He is also on the board of Jewish Voice Ministries International, Fishers of Men International, and several local churches.

Ronald L. Russell

Ronald Russell has been in executive leadership for over thirty years and is currently the Senior Vice President of Global Human Relations at TTI, Inc., a position he has held since 2005. Ron has also served as Senior Advisor on the Management Advisory Committee of TTI as well as a member of the Board of Citicorp Global Technology/Citicorp International Communications, Inc. A graduate of University of Colorado with a B.S. in Management/Marketing, he has participated in numerous internal and external management development programs throughout his career. Ron has served on the Board of Jewish Voice Ministries since 2014. He and his wife have two children and reside in De Cordova Estates, Texas.

Dorothy Solomon

Dorothy (Dotti) Naomi Solomon has served as the Executive Director of the Messianic Jewish Israel Fund (MJIF) for two decades and continues her commitment to God's ancient people among the Messianic Jewish community in Israel. She served two elected terms as the only woman president of the Messianic Jewish Alliance of America (MJAA), established in 1915 in America. Dotti is co-founder and president of Jewish Believers & Friends, Inc., DBA, Congregation Beth Hallel in Roswell, GA. Congregation Beth Hallel is the first independent Messianic Jewish synagogue in the Southeast United States. Dotti counts it a privilege to serve on the boards of Jewish Believers & Friends, Inc., Yachad Ministries, Inc., the MJAA, FIRM, and Jewish Voice Ministries International.

Roger West

Roger W. West is currently the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of United Stars, Inc., a family owned business involved in the manufacture of precision engineered metal products used in major industrial and transportation applications. He attended Stanford University and Northwestern University, graduating from Northwestern with a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering in 1978, and joined the Company. Since 1989 Roger has been the Chief Executive Officer of United Stars.

As the Chief Executive Officer, Roger provides the leadership in setting strategic goals and objectives for the businesses and evaluating the operational and financial performance. He is active in all major capital projects, the technical development of manufacturing capabilities, major customer development activities, and the evaluation of acquisition targets.

In addition to his business activities, Roger is also involved in daily living out his faith in the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as stated in the Bible, "to the Jew the first, then for the Gentile." (Romans 1:16) Roger epitomizes this goal focusing specifically on the biblical measurement: "Pure and undefiled religion before our God and Father is this: ‘To care for orphans and widows in distress’" (James 1:27). "At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion in what was known as the Italian Regiment. He and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly" (Acts 10:1-2).

A present focus for Roger and the ministry he founded, God's Grace International, is reaching out to Holocaust survivors. This indeed is Roger West who is involved around the world personally sharing the Gospel as well as supporting numerous ministry work that are focused on the Jewish People to help them recognize Yeshua HaMachiach, Jesus their Messiah, who came to them over 2000 years ago. Roger also serves on the board of directors for Jewish Voice Ministries International, a multi-faceted, worldwide ministry proclaiming the Gospel to the Jew first and also to the nations.

Rabbi Jonathan Bernis

Rabbi Jeff Forman

Audrey Campbell

Charles Wooten

Rabbi Sidney Speakman

Rabbi Jonathan Bernis

Ruth Fleischer

Gerald Gotzen

Jewish Voice Ministries International is dedicated to proclaiming the Gospel of Yeshua (Jesus) to the Jew first and also to the Nations throughout the world, according to Romans 1:16. The Good News is proclaimed through television, print and online media, international festival outreaches & medical clinics/humanitarian aid.
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