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Meet Christian Zionists who are making a difference. Standing up for the land and people of Israel wherever they live and however they can to support the Jews living in Judea and Samaria.

Jena Taylor

Jena Taylor – Woman of Faith

CFOIC Heartland’s Chairman of the Board, Margy Pezdirtz describes her as “a tiny little Texas gal, full of vim and vitality. Her energy level is astounding. She is contagious and makes you want to know

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Marion and Shirley

Marion Shin – Prayer in Action

Marion Shin was only nine when the Japanese bombed Hong Kong. She and her single mother escaped as occupation refugees to Mainland China. After her mother died, she was adopted and moved to America. She

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  • Jo-chin Wang: Letting Faith Lead

    Often, over the course of our lives, we come to a crossroads, a turning point. For Jo-chin Wang, her first turning point came with the question: What is the meaning of my life? This question was what first led Jo-chin Wang to reconnect with and revitalize her Christian faith. She had grown up as a […]

  • Scott Stripling: Bringing the Bible to Life

    Very few of us are blessed to understand our calling from a young age, and even fewer get to live out that calling — but Dr. Scott Stripling is one of those lucky few. For as long as he could remember, even when he was a child, Scott knew that he would become an archaeologist. […]

  • Jena Taylor – Woman of Faith

    CFOIC Heartland’s Chairman of the Board, Margy Pezdirtz describes her as “a tiny little Texas gal, full of vim and vitality. Her energy level is astounding. She is contagious and makes you want to know more of her.”  With a description like that, who wouldn’t want to meet Jena Taylor? Jena Taylor is the Executive […]

  • Victor Schlatter – Teacher of the Tribes

    In 1957, Victor Schlatter was a young American nuclear scientist, when G-d decided He had other plans in store for him!  After retraining in linguistics and Bible translation, He and his wife Elsie with their young family of four moved across the world to Papua New Guinea, where, in a “South Pacific Stone Age scenario” […]

  • Marion Shin – Prayer in Action

    Marion Shin was only nine when the Japanese bombed Hong Kong. She and her single mother escaped as occupation refugees to Mainland China. After her mother died, she was adopted and moved to America. She never knew a father’s love until one day when she remembers going off to the beach in Florida, and crying […]

  • Faye Sinclair – An Unshakable Love… an Unwavering Faith

    Faye Sinclair was born in Texas in 1929; to a family that always felt the Jews were G-d’s special people. After completing a master’s degree in Organic Chemistry, Faye decided she was destined to be a medical missionary. At 26 she started medical school and specialized in Pathology – pretty rare for a woman in […]

  • Keith Buxton: Shoulder to Shoulder With Israel

      March 11, 2011. Shabbat night. What should have been a night of quiet and peace was shattered forever when 12-year-old Tamar Fogel returned home to a scene of horrifying carnage: her house had been trashed and her parents, two brothers, and infant sister had been ruthlessly, brutally murdered. Extremist Arab terrorism had lunged at […]

  • Spreading Truth – Becky Keenan

      There is little else more exciting than embarking on a first-ever trip to Israel aboard a flight full of Jews making Aliyah to Israel. The inability to keep exhilarated grins off of faces, the nervous energy of young children itching to taste the sweet Israeli air, and the atmosphere of deep and almost intoxicated […]

  • Grace and Rick Knelsen – Israel is their Dream

    Ever since they were young, Grace and Rick Knelsen felt this burning passion to visit the Land of Israel. They were both raised in Christian homes and studied the Bible from childhood. They loved hearing the stories of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and of the Children of Israel. They both dreamed about coming to see […]

  • Marie-Louise Weissenboch – The Biblical Heartland Strikes a Chord

    Marie-Louise has always lived a kind of parallel life. She was born in 1957 to Dutch parents who had only recently immigrated to South Africa and they clung to their European identity. From a very early age, Marie-Louise’s exposure to Judaism was intertwined with her involvement with music.  As a child, she encountered Jewish music […]

  • Brenda & Phil Lewis – Meet Our Welsh Ambassadors

    Brenda and Phil Lewis are the most pleasant people you’ll ever meet. Bren, as she calls herself, is so sweet, and Phil has a great sense of humor, but that does not detract from the importance of their mission. Both grew up in South Wales. Brenda’s family was in the food business and had a […]

  • Joy Heylen – An Aussie On a Mission for love

    Australian Joy Heylen came to Israel for the first time in 1999. She admits she didn’t have a clue about Israel but then she started reading… Isaiah… Zechariah… “And suddenly I saw it all and started meeting with others who loved Israel.”  In 2001 Joy visited the Kotel for the first time.  She touched the […]

  • Tom and Maria – Faithful to Zion

    Tom and Maria Leannah are great friends of Israel and great friends of CFOIC Heartland. Their journey has not been simple, but it is one paved by their love of God and His word. Both Tom and Maria grew up in Wisconsin. They met in the early 1970s as young adults working in a department […]

  • Linda Smith – From Texas to Samaria

    Linda Smith loves Israel. She feels deeply connected to the vast desert in the south, the white beaches of Tel Aviv, the green thick forests of the Carmel and the biblical mountains of Judea and Samaria. This attachment was always pure and powerful but has become stronger with every year. Linda has always loved Israel […]

  • Father Gabriel Naddaf – The Courage to Encourage

    Most Christian Arabs who enlist in the IDF are subjected to scorn and even violent attacks by their Muslim neighbors. The forum not only promotes enlistment and recruits Christian soldiers, but accompanies them through their entire army experience, strengthening them as they stand up to Muslim harassment while working with the army to ensure a […]

  • Victoria Hearst – A Publishing Heiress With a Heart for the Heartland

      Her last name might be familiar to you; “I come from a rather famous family”, Victoria Hearst humbly admits. “I’m very blessed.” She is the granddaughter of legendary newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst. She is the youngest of five daughters born to Catherine Campbell and Randolph Apperson Hearst. Victoria and her sisters were raised […]

  • Pastor Rudy Fidel – In Love With Judaism

    Pastor Rudy Fidel is a Canadian with an enormous heart for Israel. He visited Israel for the first time in 1986 with Dr. Ingrid Bergner, then pastor of Faith Temple in Winnipeg. Dr. Bergner visited Israel in 1967, just two weeks before the Six Day War and returned seared with a passion for this holy […]

  • Mike Isley – A Texan For Israel

    Leave it to Mike Isley to have incorporated a blue and white Menorah and Star of David in his holiday décor this season. At an early age, Mike was introduced to the Jewish culture, and quickly developed a great appreciation and respect for his Jewish brethren. Mike is a tried and true Texan. Having grown […]

  • Tom Bradford Teaches “Torah”

    Making an Impact in the Classroom From Merritt Island, Florida in the US, Tom Bradford, a retired business executive, and his wife Becky, a housewife and “full-time” grandmother, are teaching hundreds of Sunday School students – young and old – that the time has come for Christians to bless God’s nation. It all began three […]

  • Wilfried and Tabea Bullinger

    Wilfried Bullinger remembers growing up in Stuttgart, being taught at home and in church, a love for the Jewish people. But it was his first trip to Israel in 1987 that started his strong connection with the land. From then on he came back every year. He prayed that one day he would be able […]

  • Jo Ann Magnuson – Just Getting Started!

    Jo Ann’s earliest memories involve sitting with her grandmother Ida, in an over-sized chair in her living room, being read to from the Bible. When WWII began, they’d listen to the war news together and pray. Gram would turn to little Jo Ann and say, “G-d has a covenant with the Jews that will last […]

  • Margy and David Pezdirtz – No Hidden Agenda

    Margy and David Pezdirtz have had a heart for the Jewish people and Israel from before they can remember. And since becoming Christians and their first trip to Israel in 1984, they are stalwart supporters whose actions speak louder than words – Margy and David own an apartment in Jerusalem and spend half the year […]