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“Love Israel” Overview

Here's a summary of the "Love Israel" evening, including videos from this historic event!

By Nic Lesmeister, President and CEO
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Posted in Featured ArticlesLatest News, Newsletter, on September 13, 2019


What a moving, impactful evening we had Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at Gateway Church’s Dallas campus as we celebrated LOVE ISRAEL!

For those of you unable to attend in person or watch live online, we wanted to share our excitement as we cast vision for the new Gateway Center for Israel’s January 1, 2020 launch!

You can view the entire program, that not only includes Pastor Robert’s interview, but also remarks by Dr. Wayne Wilks, Nic Lesmeister, and the prayer by Rabbi Jonathan Bernis that spiritually transitioned MJBI to the new Gateway Center for Israel.

Watch the Entire Love Israel Event Here

Looking back on our history throughout the evening, it was so clear that we are riding a new move of the Holy Spirit. Beginning with a seed planted in Pastor Olen Griffing’s heart in 1975, God has led us to a new mission to change the way the Church engages with Israel.

Pastor Olen, Dr. Wayne Wilks, Rabbi Marty Waldman and I detailed the 40-plus year history of our love for Israel, as well as our future vision, in our featured video.

Our Shared History

Then there was the special interview conversation between Pastor Robert Morris and Dr. Wayne Wilks.


Interview with Pastor Robert Morris and Dr. Wayne Wilks

For any of you who still have questions about what is happening between MJBI and Gateway Church as we launch the Gateway Center for Israel, please read our very detailed FAQ page HERE.

If you didn’t get a chance to support the new Gateway Center for Israel during the event, you can give online here:

Give to Gateway Center for Israel ›


Again, we are so energized by the future vision God has given us for the Gateway Center for Israel. Without you, there’s no way we could have arrived here! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Enjoy watching the videos from our Love Israel event, and may the Lord bless you!


Nic Lesmeister

Nic LesmeisterNic Lesmeister
MJBI President & CEO
Director, Gateway Center for Israel