We are a Torah-Pursuant Messianic Fellowship. Since God is restoring the Torah to the Body of Messiah, many believers are responding by desiring to live holy and sanctified lives in a Hebraic context. The primary goal of Beth Yeshua is to see all of God's redeemed (Jewish and non-Jewish alike) "living holy and godly lives" (2 Peter 3:11) according to the whole of Scripture, including the Torah, since all Scripture, including the Torah, is "God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness..." (2 Timothy 3:16). Proclaiming the Good News of Yeshua, making disciples, or any other important work for the kingdom are natural byproducts of a Biblical, Spirit-led lifestyle in the Messiah.
Here is a link that may answer some of the other questions you may have about our Fellowship and practice: Frequently Asked Questions.
United Messianic Jewish Assembly (UMJA)- Our Covering Organization
We are a Fellowship that believes in accountability to others of like mind outside of our immediate congregation. This provides not only accountability of Messianic leaders to other Messianic leaders, but also provides protection to the people of our individual congregations. Because of this need for accountability and protection, we have aligned ourselves with a new Messianic organization that is being formed called the United Messianic Jewish Assembly (UMJA).
What makes the UMJA unique?
The UMJA is a Messianic Jewish Organization that supports a Torah pursuant life for those believers in Yeshua who have either a Jewish or a Gentile origin. There is one Torah and one walk (1 John 2:1-6) for all believers in Yeshua. Yeshua did not walk a separate walk for Jewish believers and another for non-Jewish believers in Him. He commanded that we make talmidim (disciples) of all the nations teaching them to observe all that He commanded them (Matthew 28:19-20). Let's take Him literally, please!
The UMJA also upholds the Biblical standard of patriarchal leadership within it's organization and within it's chartered congregations. "This means that first and foremost we encourage men within the commonwealth of Israel (Jew and non-Jew) to take their rightful roles in Biblical leadership. When it comes to our eldership, our leadership, our Rabbis, and Pastors, we will insist that this be comprised of the male heads and priests of our believing households."
Our Fellowship Leaders
Our Zakenim (Elders) are Messianic Rabbi Bruce R. Booker, Zaken Larry E. Morrell and Zaken Phil Dunaway.
Rabbi Bruce is our Fellowship leader and was s'micha'd (ordained) in October, 1989. He has been involved in Messianic Ministry since 1988 and has led several Messianic congregations and fellowships, including Beth Shalom Messianic Congregation, formerly located in Colton, CA (now in Rancho Cucamonga, CA), Aytz Chaim Messianic Fellowship in Scranton, PA, and Beth Shalom Messianic Congregation formerly located in Sandpoint, ID (now in Coeur D'Alene, ID). More about our Rabbi
He is the author of several books, including: "A Call to Holiness - A Call to the Church to Leave Harlot Babylon", "The Lie - The Satanic Origins of Anti-Semitism", "The Feasts of the Lord (Moedim) and their Fulfillment in Messiah Yeshua", and "What IF??? - How DID We EVER Get to the Way We Are Now?"
- all found on the Messianic Books Page .
Our Shammashim (Deacons/Deaconesses) are Jean Dunaway and Glen and Teresa Grove. Our Dance Leader is Rachael Mills. Our Prayer Chain leader is Peggy Compton.
BETH YESHUA is organized as a Messianic Fellowship reflecting the Jewish character of Yeshua (Jesus) and his first generation followers, exclusively for religious, charitable, and educational purposes.