From International Leaders


Jack Hayford

Jack W. Hayford, D.Litt.

Chancellor, The King’s College and Seminary

“The relationship The King’s College and Seminary has with MJBI is not accidental; it is a providential privilege born of the intentional focus The King’s has on what the Holy Spirit is doing in the world today. Without a doubt, His work among the global Jewish community is profound and spreading, and we are grateful to be partnering with Jonathan Bernis and others who are diligently and wisely serving this Kingdom breakthrough.”

“It is my privilege to recommend to you the ministry of MJBI. I have personally come to know and trust many of the leaders of this vitally important Messianic ministry and have visited their training centers in places as diverse as Argentina and South Korea. MJBI is uniquely prepared to equip and launch leaders who will reach and serve Jewish communities worldwide… and equip the Church in its responsibility to take the Good News to the Jew first. As a missionary for over 35 years, I am deeply grateful for MJBI’s contribution to world evangelism and their obedience to Jesus’ command to “…Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.”

John Dawson

John Dawson

President, Youth with a Mission (YWAM)

Robert Morris

Robert Morris

Author and Senior Pastor, Gateway Church

“In the first year of our existence as a church, we began supporting MJBI and have continued ever since. I have personally known Wayne and Bonnie Wilks for over 20 years. I have been in their home and on the field with them. Their love for God’s chosen people and their desire to reach and train others to reach them is unparalleled. MJBI is meeting a crucial need in our world today. I am blessed to be able to sow in to such an honorable and effective ministry.”

“MJBI is one of the most important programs on the planet to help train up and coming Messianic Jewish leaders. Not only does it feature some of the top scholars and teachers in the movement, but the classes are translated into multiple languages for students around the world, and they are offered in the most practical and accessible ways. It has been my joy not only to teach for MJBI but also to speak at fundraising banquets for the organization. That means MJBI has my strong seal of approval!”

Michael Brown

Michael L. Brown, Ph.D.

author of Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus (5 vols.)

Rabbi Matt Rosenberg

Rabbi Matt Rosenberg

Restoration Congregation Seattle, WA

“MJBI is a wonderful ministry. Wayne Wilks, founder of MJBI, is a friend with great integrity and a heart for generosity. I am excited for all that MJBI continues to do under the leadership of Nic Lesmeister. Nic is full of passion and energy and I believe the Lord has gifted him to lead this ministry into an awesome new chapter!”

Financial Transparency

As a result of several financial scandals involving ministries in the 1970s, public confidence was damaged. Several key ministries came together to form the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA), an accreditation agency dedicated to helping ministries earn the public’s trust through the adherence to seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship. Founded in 1979, the ECFA is comprised of over 1100 nonprofit tax-exempt ministries. The ECFA has become the “good-housekeeping seal” for ministries.

We are pleased to announce that the MJBI is a member of the ECFA.

ECFA’s Standards of Responsible Stewardship focus on board governance, financial transparency, integrity in fund-raising, and proper use of charity resources. Compliance with the Standards is monitored in three ways. First, all ECFA members must submit an annual membership review, information including audited financial statements, IRS Form 990, salary information, fund-raising appeals, board composition, changes in organizing documents, and much more to verify compliance. Second, ECFA conducts on-site field surveys at over 10% of its membership each year. These reviews help verify information submitted in the annual membership review and confirm compliance with the ECFA membership Standards. Third, ECFA responds to complaints against member organizations. All such complaints are investigated thoroughly in order to determine possible noncompliance.

ECFA provides services to the donor as well. Disclosure requirements enable donors to request and receive audited financial statements for all ECFA members. For more information about the ECFA and its members, visit their website at

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    Spring 2018