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Brief Referenced American Messianic Directory

Messianic Jewish congregations repeatedly claim that they are Jewish, not Christian organizations. In truth, the entire movement was created by Christianity as a method of converting the Jewish people. While some Messianic congregations are independent churches (often run by ordained Christian ministers), many are official members of various Christian denominations, though few will admit to it on their web-sites. The following is a list of Messianic congregations that are members of Christian denominations or where created by a Christian church. In each case, the name of their Christian denomination/church is provided: If you click on the name, a reference link will bring you to the evidence showing their membership, usually a listing in a national Christian denominational directory.

Alabama

Beth-El Shaddai Messianic Jewish Congregation of Bessemer (link brings you to a Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting photo showing Beth El members elected to the Southern Baptist Messianic Fellowship): Southern Baptist Convention-Click Here

Arizona

Baruch HaShem of Phoenix/Anthem: Assmeblies of God-Click Here

Beth Emanuel Messianic Congregation of Mesa: Assmeblies of God-Click Here

Beth Sar Shalom of Tuscon: Scottsdale Bible Church

Beth Yachad Messianic Congregation of Phoenix: Assemblies of God-Click Here

Beth Simchat HaMashiach of Phoenix: Church of the Nazarene-Click Here and Look for 3rd Listing on the Right Side

Tikvah BaMidbar Messianic Jewish Worship Service of Phoenix: Desert Springs Bible Church

California

Adat Y'shua Messianic Congregation of Encino (Editor's Note: the listing is in alphabetical order, by city): Shepherds' Fellowship-Click Here

Beth Ariel of Canoga Park(Editor's Note: the listing is alphabetical, by city): Evangelical Free Church of America-Click Here

Ben David Messianic Jewish Congregation (Editor's Note: Look in "Taxonomy" section for the information): Christian-Click Here

Beth El Shaddai Messianic Fellowship of Torrance: Southern Baptist Convention-Click Here

Beth Emunah of Agoura Hills: The International Church of the Foursquare Gospel-Click Here

Beth Shalom Messianic Congregation of Victorville(Editor's Note: Look in "Taxonomy" section for the information): Christian-Click Here

B'rit Ahavah of Livermore: Southern Baptist Convention-Click Here

B'rit Avraham Messianic Synagogue of Wildomar: Southern Baptist Convention-Click Here

Congregation Beth Ohavey Torah of Canoga Park (Editor's Note: Information is in the 3rd paragraph): Seventh-Day Adventist-Click Here

Congregation Or Yeshua/Kehilat Or Yeshua of Tarzana (Editor's Note: the information is in the final paragrah of the "Welcome" section: Operation Ezekiel/Assemblies of God-Click Here

Congregation Tiferet Israel of Daly City/San Francisco (Editor's Note:listing is in alphabetical order): Converge PacWest-Click Here

The Disciple Center of Anaheim Hills: Southern Baptist Convention-Click Here

Jewish Christian Unity Mission of Wildomar: Southern Baptist Convention-Click Here

Olive Branch Messianic Worship of Corona: Southern Baptist Convention-Click Here

Temple Baruch Hashem of Desert Hot Springs: The Conservative Baptist Association of Southern California-Click Here

Colorado

Beit Teshuvah Messianic Synagogue of Durango: The Christian & Missionary Alliance-Click Here

Congregation Lion of Judah of Arvada (Editor's Note: Information is on page 4, number 5): Southern Baptist Convention-Click Here

Congregation Or HaBrith of Glendale: Southern Baptist Convention-Click Here

Hope of Israel/Tikvah Israel of Denver: Southern Baptist Convention-Click Here

Florida

Apostolic Messianic Fellowship of Tampa: Apostolic Pentacostal Church-Click Here

Ariel Messianic Congregation of Lake Worth: Seventh Day Adventists-Click Here

Beth/Beit Adonai of Mount Dora (Editor's Note: This will link you to PlusLine, the search engine of the Seventh-Day Adventist movement): Seventh Day Adventists-Click Here

Beth Bnei Tzion of Altamont (Editor's Note: This link will bring you to Southern Tidings, which is published by the Southern Union Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists. Beth Bnei Tzion's Aventist membership is listed on page 10, at the botton right corner of the page): Seventh Day Adventist-Click Here

Beth-El Shalom Messianic Congregation of New Port Richie & St. Petersburg: Seventh Day Adventists-Click Here

Beth Sar Shalom Messianic Jewish Congregation of Boynton Beach: Southern Baptist Convention-Click Here

Beth Tefilla Tikun Olam Messianic of Mount Dora: Life-Changing Christian Center-Click Here

Beth Tehililah Vetikva/Temple of the Advent Hope of Hollywood: Seventh Day Adventist-Click Here

Congrecacion Am Yisrael/Mision Bautista Am Yisrael of Miami (Editor's Note: You will need to enter the keyword "Yisrael" in the Church Name section to arrive at the information): Florida Baptist Convention-Click Here

Congregation Beth T'filah of Davie: Southern Baptist Convention-Click Here

Congregation Beth T'filah of Hallandale: Southern Baptist Convention-Click Here

Kol Dodi Messianic Congregation of Boyton Beach: Baptist-Click Here

L'Chaim Messianic Congregation of Delray Beach (11th listing on the page): The Christian and Missionary Alliance-Click Here

Messiah is God Messianic Fellowship (also known as Mishkan David) of Sunrise/Lauderhill: Southern Baptist Convention-Click Here

Mount Zion Messianic Congregation (Editor's Note: Look in "Taxonomy" section for the information): Christian-Click Here

Shema Israel Messianic Jewish Congregation of Miami: Southern Baptist Convention-Click Here

Shoresh David Messianic Synagogue of Lakeland/Tampa (Editor's Note, please see second paragraph on the link for the information): Calvary Chapel-Click Here

Temple Aron Hakodesh of Fort Lauderdale: Assemblies of God-Click Here

Georgia

Clairmont Russian Jewish Mission of Atlanta: Southern Baptist Convention-Click Here

Hope of David Messianic Fellowship of Atlanta: Southern Baptist Convention-Click Here

Hope of Israel Messianic Fellowship of Jonesboro: Southern Baptist Convention-Click Here

Johnson Ferry Russian Jewish Missions of Marietta: Southern Baptist Convention-Click Here

Illinois

Am Hesed Congregation of Matteson (they are the 2nd listing): Church of God, General Conference-Click Here

Beit Midrash Tefillah Hallel/Deborah's Messianic Ministries of Westchester (they are the last listing on the page): Amazing Grace Ministries Evangelistic Association Inc.-Click Here

B'Nai Ohr Messianic Jewish Fellowship of Lindenhurst (Editor's Note: you must enter in "ohr" in the "Search" section: Illnois Baptist State Association-Click Here

Petah Tikvah Congregation of Springfield (Listed on Saturday on the calendar): Heartland Worship Center-Click Here

The Rock of Israel Messianic Congregation of Long Grove (listed under "Illinois): North American Baptist Conference-Click Here

Rockford Area Messianic Havurah Fellowship of Rockford (Listed at the bottom of the page): Christ Cross-Cultural Community Church-Click Here

Temple Shalom Yisrael of Rolling Meadows: Assemblies of God-Click Here

Iowa

Siouxland Messianic Fellowship of Sioux City: Morningside Church of Christ-Click Here

Kansas

Adat Yeshua Messianic Congregation of Overland Park: Assemblies of God-Click Here

Shalom Adonai Messianic Baptist Fellowship of Wichita: Southern Baptist Convention-Click Here

Kentucky

Beth Sar Shalom/Hope in Messiah of Bowling Green (4th listing on the page): The Christian and Missionary Alliance-Click Here

HaTikvah of Louisville (Editor's Note: They are listed under "Periodic") Southeast Christian Church-Click Here

Michigan

Beit Bnei Shalom at Andrews University of Berrien Spring: Seventh Day Adventist-Click Here

Shema Yisrael of Bloomfield Hills (Editor's Note: They are listed at the left of the webpage, under "Adult Programs") Cross of Christ Lutheran Church-Click Here

Missouri

Baruch HaShem Jewish-Christian Synagogue of Peculiar: Southern Baptist Convention-Click Here

Beit B'resheet of Saint Louis: Assemblies of God-Click Here

Beit Tefilah Messianic Congregation/House of Prayer Messianic Congregation of Saint Louis (Editor's Note: Look in "Taxonomy" section for the information): Christian-Click Here

Congregation Chai V'Shalom of St. Louis: The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod-Click Here

Montana

Beth Shalom Messianic Congregation of Helena: Southern Baptist Convention-Click Here

Petah Tikvah of Helena: Southern Baptist Convention-Click Here

New Hampshire

Lion of Judah Messianic Synagogue of Hanover: Assemblies of God-Click Here

New Jersey

Congregation Beth Chofesh Messianic Ministries of Wyckoff: Assemblies of God-Click Here

The Lawrenceville Messianic Chavurah of Lawrenceville (Editor's Note: this link will bring you to the Lawrenceville homepage. In the first paragraph you will see that they are part of Rock of Israel PCA {Presbyterian Church of America}. If you scroll down to Pennsylvania, you will see that Rock of Israel is listed in the PCA national directory): Presbyterian Church of America-Click Here

New Mexico

Congregation Baruch Hashem of Rio Rancho: Southern Baptist Convention-Click Here

Maiyim Chaiyim Messianic Congregation of Socorro (Editor's Note: This link brings you to the Baptist Convention of New Mexico's description of its minister training and church planting. The picture at top shows that Arnaldo Rivas is a Baptist Convention trainee and the 6th paragraph describes Jonathan Dees placing him in Socorro to found the congregation): Baptist Convention of New Mexico-Click Here

New York

Adonai Shalom/Sha'ar of Adonai of New York: Southern Baptist Convention-Click Here

Beth B'nei Yisrael of Manhasset (Editor's Note: This will link you to PlusLine, the search engine of the Seventh-Day Adventist movement): Seventh-Day Adventist-Click Here

Beth Tefilah of South Ozone Park: Assemblies of God-Click Here

Beth El Messianic of Forest Hills: The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod-Click Here

Beth Emanuel Fellowship of Holbrook: Assemblies of God-Click Here

Beth Shalom Center of Brooklyn: Every Nation Church-Click Here

Congregation Beth Shalom of Brooklyn: Assemblies of God-Click Here

Congregation Shalom Yisrael of White Plains: The Christian and Missionary Alliance-Click Here

House of Prayer/Russian Messianic Fellowship of Brooklyn: Evangelical Free Church of America-Click Here

The House of Prayer of Sheepshead Bay-Brooklyn (3rd and 8th listing on the page): The Christian and Missionary Alliance-Click Here

Russian Community Life Center-Brooklyn (Middle column of the page, under "Hope for New York"): Redeemer Presbyterian Church-Click Here

Un-named Russian Messianic-Brooklyn: First Evangelical Free Church of Brooklyn-Click Here

North Carolina

Richland Creek Messianic Fellowship of Wake Forest: Richland Creek Community Church-Click Here

Temple B'nai Zion of Fletcher: The Fletcher Church of Seventh-Day Adventist-Click Here

Ohio

Beth-El Messianic-Christian Congregation of Cleveland: Southern Baptist Convention-Click Here

Rock of Israel of Cincinnati (under "Jewish"): Assemblies of God-Click Here

The Star In The East of Akron/Canton: The International Church of the Foursquare Gospel-Click Here

Oregon

Beth'El Congregation of Oregon City/Mikwaukie (Editor's Note: The congregation can be found under "Church Planters" in the listing for "Crockett, Ari"): Church of God, General Conference-Click Here

Kehilat Ha-Mashiah/Congregation of the Messiah of Portland: Southern Baptist Convention-Click Here

Pennsylvania

Avodat Yisrael of Germantown/Philadephia: Presbyterian Church U.S.A.-Click Here and Look at the Bottom of the Page

Beth Emanuel of Philadephia: Assemblies of God-Click Here

Beth Or Ha Olam of Philadephia (Editor's Note: the information is in the third paragraph, titled "A Growing Work"): The Evangelization Society of Philadelphia/Hananeel Ministries-Click Here

Congregation Yeshua Ben David of Monroeville: Kingdomquest.net-Click Here

Erie Messianic Fellowship/Mikveh Israel of Erie: Roman Catholic-Click Here and Look at the "Taxonomy" section

Rock Of Israel Messianic Congregation of Philadephia (Editor's Note: this link will bring you to the main church directory-use the pull-down menu to choose "PA", and the listings are in alphabetical order): Presbyterian Church of America-Click Here

Seed of Abraham of Lancaster: Lancaster Evangelical Free Church-Click Here

South Carolina

Congregation Of the Messiah of Surfside Beach: Southern Baptist Convention-Click Here

Shabbat Shalom Messianic Ministry of Rock Hill: Southern Baptist Convention-Click Here

Tennessee

Congregation Yeshuat Yisrael of Nashville: Southern Baptist Convention-Click Here

Kerem Adonai of Clarksville: Clarksville Vineyard Christain Fellowship-Click Here

Kol Dodi Messianic Congregation of Franklin: Southern Baptist Convention-Click Here

Texas

Adat Shalom Messianic Congregation of Dallas: Southern Baptist Convention-Click Here

Baytown Messianic Assembly of Baytown: San Jacinto Baptist Association-Click Here

Beth Shalom of Houston: Southern Baptists of Texas Convention-Click Here

Beth Yeshua of Fort Worth: Assemblies of God-Click Here

Beth Yeshua HaMashiach of Houston: Southern Baptist Convention-Click Here

Congregation Beth Hashem of Deer Park/Houston: Southern Baptist Convention-Click Here

Congregation Beth Ohr of Colleyville (Editor's Note: This will link you to PlusLine, the search engine of the Seventh-Day Adventist movement): Seventh Day Adventist-Click Here

Gateway Messianic Service of Southlake: Gateway Church-Click Here

Kehalat Beit Tikvah/Messianic House of Hope of El Paso (Editor's Note-this will bring you to the Church of God directory, you must manually enter the word "Messianic" in the Church Name section to see the listing): Church of God-Click Here

Messianic Fellowship of Austin: Hill Country Bible Church NW-Click Here

North Park Messianic of North Richland Hills: Southern Baptist Convention-Click Here

Olive Branch Jewish Messianic Congregation of Kountze (Editor's Note: Look in "Taxonomy" section for the information): Christian-Click Here

Russian Messianic of Houston: Southern Baptist Convention-Click Here

Shalom Shalom Messianic Congregation of Dallas (under "Alternative Worship Services"): Fellowship Bible Church Dallas-Click Here

Tikvat Olam of Austin: Southwest Christian Church-Click Here

Virginia

B'nai Avraham Messianic Fellowship of Hampton: Liberty Baptist Church-Click Here

Congregation Zion's Sake of Newport News (listed as Zion's Sake): World Outreach Worship Center-Click Here

The Synagogue of Y'shua Mashiach/Qahal Yahweh of Petersberg (Editor's Note: Click on "Virginia" at the top of the page to easily reach the congregational listing): Sabbatarian Apostolic Pentecostal Assemblies -Click Here

Washington

Beit Tikvah Messianic Congregation of Newcastle: The International Church of the Foursquare Gospel-Click Here

Beth El Messianic Congregation of Port Orchard (Editor's Note: The information is in Darrel Estep's biography) Church of God-Click Here

N'vay Tikvah Messianic Synagogue of Lyle (Editor's Note: Look in "Taxonomy" section for the information): Christian-Click Here

Roots Messianic Congregation/Kehilat Shorashim of Lynnwood (3rd listing on the page): The Christian and Missionary Alliance-Click Here

Wisconsin

Beit Yaakov Messianic Synagogue of Madison (Editor's Note: Look in "Taxonomy" section for the information): Protestant-Click Here

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Jews for Judaism

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Jews for Judaism

Jewish Isaiah 53

Outreach Judaism

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26 Reasons

The Jewish Home

Judaism's Answer

Isaiah 53 Truth

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