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Connecting the global Church with Israel since 1980. The ICEJ represents millions of Christians, churches and denominations to the nation and people of Israel. We recognize in the restoration of the Nation of Israel God’s faithfulness to keep His ancient covenant with the Jewish people.

2019 OFFICIAL PROGRAM The digital version of this Official Program can be viewed on your computer, smartphone, and digital tablets by visiting:


‫הרשות לפיתוח ירושלים‬


CREDITS President/Sr Exec Producer Dr. Jürgen Bühler Feast Executive Producer Michael Mann VP - Operations Barry R. Denison VP - International Affairs Mojmir Kallus VP - International Spokesman David Parsons VP - Finances David Van der Walt Executive Assistant Fine Ditoka Editors Julaine Stark & Kayla Muchnik Graphic Designer Ryan Tsuen Feast Registrars Tiffany Mallillin & Avalon Wood Photographs ICEJ, Shutterstock, Nizzan Shorel Printed by AYALON AMIT AND RAFFI LTD Official Program Reprinting in whole or in part is forbidden except with the prior permission of the publisher. ICEJ logos & emblems © The International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, PO Box 1192, Jerusalem, Israel 9101002. All rights reserved. International Christian Embassy Jerusalem PO Box 1192, Jerusalem, Israel 9101002 Fax +972 2 539 9701 Email Website


TABLE OF CONTENTS WELCOME President’s Welcome Mayor’s Welcome

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Feast Theme: Beginnings


FEAST SCHEDULE SUNDAY OCTOBER 13 Ein Gedi • Desert Celebration


MONDAY OCTOBER 14 Garden Tomb • Communion Service Opening Night • Parade of Nations


Pais Arena Map Way-finding Guide


TUESDAY OCTOBER 15 Youth Day Special Bus Tour (see page 21)


WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 16 Isaiah 19 Highway Special Bus Tour (see page 21)


THURSDAY OCTOBER 17 Jerusalem March Israeli Night Nehemiah Award


FRIDAY OCTOBER 18 Prayer Service • Tower of David


FOR YOUR INFORMATION Prayer at the Feast


After Glow Celebration


Children’s Program


ICEJ Leaders and Staff


Impact Israel


Feast Team Members




DR JÜRGEN BÜHLER ICEJ PRESIDENT Dear Feast pilgrims, Welcome to Jerusalem! The Feast of Tabernacles is an invitation from the Lord God to the nations to come to Jerusalem. Tabernacles is one of the three great holidays given to Israel. The Hebrew name for these sacred holidays is mo’ed, which can be translated to mean an “appointed time” – a certain date that God has placed in ‘His calendar’. These mo’edim were holy days when God promised to meet His people and bless them if they kept the respective feasts. As you have come Jerusalem, I encourage you to see it as your personal appointment with God in Jerusalem. He wants to meet you, minister to you, and to speak to you. Your stay in Jerusalem can become a new beginning in your life. But being here in Jerusalem during Tabernacles also means a special opportunity to minister to the nation of Israel. I want to encourage you to join our morning prayer meetings in the main auditorium or in our prayer Succah. These are ideal times when you can encounter God’s presence and intercede for Israel and for your own nation. Meanwhile, the Jerusalem March will allow you to demonstrate your friendship and love to Israel on the streets of Jerusalem. It will be a tremendous blessing for this entire nation. I personally pray that God will greatly bless you during your time here in Jerusalem! Many blessings and again, welcome to the Feast of Tabernacles 2019!

Jürgen Bühler President International Christian Embassy Jerusalem



MOSHE LION MAYOR OF JERUSALEM Dear friends, Jerusalem is one of the most important cities in history, holy to billions of people of faith around the world. For over 3,000 years Jerusalem has been looked towards with longing and prayer. Today, Jerusalem is not only “the closest city to God”, but also a vibrant, modern city, paving the way in innovation, education, resident services and tourism. As you walk the streets in Jerusalem, you can hear the voices of prophets and kings echoing from the past, blending with the voices of children playing – the voices of our capital’s future. I personally invite you to enjoy the magnificent view, sights and atmosphere Jerusalem has to offer and wish you the best stay in our holy city during the festival of Succot. Sincerely,

Moshe Lion Mayor of Jerusalem


THE BEGINNING OF EVERYTHING THAT EXISTS WAS MADE BY AND THROUGH HIM The theme for the Feast of Tabernacles 2019 is “Beginnings”. Our Feast speakers will explore what the Bible has to say about such subjects as the Creation of the worlds, the beginning of God’s redemptive plan with the calling of Abraham, the birth of the Church and Christ’s preeminence over all things. This rich theme also includes the many passages in the Hebrew prophets where God assures us of Israel’s last-day restoration based simply on His identity as Creator of all things. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1-2

By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth. Psalms 33:6-12

For the Lord has redeemed Jacob, and glorified Himself in Israel. Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, and He who formed you from the womb: “I am the Lord, who makes all things, Who stretches out the heavens all alone, Who spreads abroad the earth by Myself… Who says to Jerusalem, ‘You shall be inhabited,’ to the cities of Judah, ‘You shall be built,’ and I will raise up her waste places…”

“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”

Isaiah 44:24-26

Revelation 1:8

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. John 1:1-3


He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence. Colossians 1:15-18

This Feast, may you find a new beginning in the God who makes all things new!

WHY WE CELEBRATE THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES Why do Christians come up to Jerusalem each year to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles? Because this biblical festival has great relevance, not just for Israel but for all nations. A FEAST FOR ALL PEOPLE The Feast of Tabernacles, or Succot, is unique in that the Gentile nations also were invited to come up to Jerusalem to worship the Lord at this "appointed time". This tradition arose from the command that Israel should sacrifice seventy bulls at Succot on behalf of the seventy nations descended from Noah (see Numbers 29:12-35). Solomon later dedicated the Temple at Succot and encouraged foreigners to come there to pray (2 Chronicles 6:32-33). Indeed, Jerusalem was always destined to be a "house of prayer for all nations" (Isaiah 56:7; Matthew 21:13). REMEMBERING GOD'S PAST PROVISION The most visible symbol of Succot is the small booths which Jewish families are commanded to dwell in for the eight days of the Feast (Leviticus 23:33-43). These flimsy shelters are a reminder of Israel’s forty years in the Wilderness, where they were totally dependent on the Lord. Yet God was faithful to provide everything they needed. In the same way, Christians can rejoice in a God who has provided all we need to walk uprightly before Him. REJOICING IN HIS PRESENCE TODAY Succot also marks the ingathering of the all-important fall harvest here in the Land of Israel. Today, Christians can rejoice in the great harvest for the Kingdom of God taking place all around the world. THE JOY OF THE AGE TO COME The prophet Zechariah foresees a time when all nations will ascend to Jerusalem every year to "worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Tabernacles” (Zechariah 14:16). Amazingly, Succot holds the great prophetic promise that throughout the Messianic Age, the entire world will come celebrate this Feast because it will mark the glorious moment when Jesus came to take up the throne of David in Jerusalem. This is indeed a feast of joy, a harbinger of that wonderful day when we shall “enter the joy of the Lord”. For 40 years now, Christians from all over the world have come up to Jerusalem each fall to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles because we believe that day is soon coming!



JERUSALEM PAIS ARENA We strongly encourage you to start every day of the conference with prayer and worship. These sessions will be held in the Main Auditorium.

Morning Prayer Sessions tuesday-thursday 8:30 AM to 9:25 AM ¡ main auditorium

Start the day in God’s presence. Prayer leaders from around the world will lead in focused prayer for Israel and the nations. They will be joined by local worship leaders.

Prayer Succah tuesday-thursday 9:30 AM to 12:00 NOON

Join ICEJ prayer coordinator Josh Gooding and his team as they lift up the nations to the Lord. Find out at the Information Booth when the prayer time is for your own nation and join us in praying for the nations which God places on your heart.


SUNDAY October 13

EIN GEDI DESERT CELEBRATION MAIN SPEAKER: BROTHER YUN The ICEJ Feast of Tabernacles opens once again at Ein Gedi with a festive meal and evening celebration under the stars and palm trees along the shores of the Dead Sea. AII fully registered Feast pilgrims may gain free entry to the Ein Gedi Spa that day (9:00am to 5:00pm). Bus tickets for the ride from Jerusalem to Ein Gedi and back can be purchased at the Crowne Plaza during the days of 11-12 October and the morning of 13 October, during Feast Registration opening hours. Tickets can also be purchased at the bus pick up location outside of the Crowne Plaza (Argon Road) from 12:00noon to 1:30pm on the day of the event. Enjoy the evening under the stars, with a powerful message and worship music from Eddie James and Joshua Aaron.

‘HEAVENLY MAN’ BROTHER YUN (LIU ZHENYING) A key leader of the Christian house church movement in China during the 1980s and 90s. Today, he is a traveling evangelist and proponent of the ‘Back to Jerusalem’ initiative, while his book The Heavenly Man recounts Brother Yun’s testimony of suffering for the Gospel and living a life of signs and wonders.

4:30 PM (Gates open, Meal begins) 6:30 PM (Program begins) TIP!

Also, don’t forget to bring plenty of water to drink, because Ein Gedi is still very hot this time of year.


MONDAY October 14

GARDEN TOMB COMMUNION SERVICE MAIN SPEAKER: RT KENDALL The traditional Communion Service during the ICEJ Feast of Tabernacles will be held at the picturesque Garden Tomb, located just north of Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate, and is open for all Land Package and full Feast registrants only. Each participant will receive a souvenir olive wood Communion cup. Due to seating limitations there will be two services, so please move in and out of the Garden Tomb in a fast and orderly manner to show respect for other attendees. Due to fire codes, the doors will close when maximum safe capacity is reached. You are encouraged to visit the Garden Tomb again for an organised tour of the site during your stay in Jerusalem. Rev. R. T. Kendall is a highly-regarded Bible teacher and author who pastored Westminster Chapel in London for 25 years. Born and raised in America, Kendall holds dual masters and doctorate degrees, has written more than 50 books, and is a conference speaker worldwide.

1st Service: 9  :30AM – 11:00AM (Doors open 9AM) 2nd Service: 11:30AM – 1:00PM



MAIN SPEAKER: JÜRGEN BÜHLER Our celebration moves up to Jerusalem for an Opening Night gala at the Pais Arena, featuring the Parade of Nations, and special musical guests Ray Ramirez and Sarah Liberman. The evening service features a colorful display of national flags and costumes, representing all the nations at this year’s Feast as they present themselves before the Lord in Jerusalem. Join us for this “glimpse of heaven” experience as every nation opens the Feast of the Lord together!

8:00 PM (Doors open) 8:30 PM (Program begins)

DR JÜRGEN BÜHLER Serves as President of the ICEJ, overseeing the global ministry from Jerusalem and traveling extensively around the world to preach on God’s purposes for Israel, the Church and the nations in our day. A trained physicist (doctorate in chemistry from Israel’s esteemed Weizmann Institute), Bühler is also ordained with the German Pentecostal Federation (BFP).

Please note the special start time of 8:30pm is for this evening only due to Jerusalem Municipal Law governing access to public buildings at the conclusion of a Jewish holiday.







Look for the overhead signage throughout the Arena and use the guide below to find your way around.

Main Auditorium Access and Seating

Vendors Market Place

Stairways and Elevators

Food Services

Prayer Succah

Speaker & Artist Table

Mezzanine Seminar Room

Blood Bank Donations

Green Room Seminar Room

AJ's Club Child Care





Translation Headsets

ICEJ Media Booth

Information Desk

Main Entrance

Donations Desk


AR/VR Experience

WiFi Access

Embassy Resources

First Aid Station



08:30 - 09:25

Worship, Prayer & Intercession Sarah Liberman

09:25 - 09:35


09:35 - 10:15

Plenary 1 Andrew Kou

10:15 - 10:30


10:30 - 11:15

Plenary 2 Peter Tsukahira

11:15 - 12:00

Plenary 3 ICEJ David Parsons

Prayer Mika Mudreilagi


Prayer For The Nations Joshua Gooding

9:30 - 12:00

God in the Nations Apollinaire Gboagnon (Ivory Coast)

Feasts of the Lord Jacob Keegstra

12:00 - 13:00

Stephen Mirpuri (Philippines)

Fabio Abudd (Brazil)

14:00 - 17:00 Evening Celebration: Next Generation - Main Auditorium 19:30 - 22:00


Main Speaker: Angus Buchan Musical Guests: Fiji Praise & Worship, Shilo Ben Hod

Angus Buchan



Youth Day 9:30 - 12:00 Youth Day breaks the norm of a typical conference and provides youth with a day-long discovery and experiences not found on your average journey. The day begins with corporate worship at the Pais Arena, then ventures into the city to explore the life of a local. After, we will make our way to Bethlehem to visit with Pastor Khoury for a stimulating update on what God is doing in the city today. Finally, we meet with local youth over dinner, and end the night with All Generations together at the Pais Arena!



ICEJ Academy (Pre-Registration Only)

11:30 - 13:00

Topic 1 Malcolm Hedding

Topic 2 David Elms

Written parental consent is required to attend these activities for every Israeli participant under the age of eighteen (18).

French Language Afternoon

Fiji Praise & Worship

Shilo Ben Hod


TUESDAY · SPEAKER BIOS APOSTLE FABIO ABUDD Mega-church pastor and leader of the El Shaddai Church movement, with spiritual oversight of 300 churches in greater São Paulo, Brazil. ANGUS BUCHAN A South African farmer turned evangelist, who impacted his nation and the world with his dynamic message of simple faith and trust in Jesus. Angus has been used by God in many miraculous ways, turning multitudes back to the Lord, and his life story has been captured in the powerful book and motion picture Faith Like Potatoes. REV DAVID ELMS Serves with Assemblies of God in the UK, founding and pastoring Kingsway Fellowship in Liverpool, England. He holds multiple Doctorate and Masters degrees in theology and ministry, and serves as National Director for ICEJ-UK. DR APOLLINAIRE GBOAGNON Pastor of a large church in Abidjan and Overseer of Assemblies of God churches in the Ivory Coast, also the ICEJ representative to his nation. REV MALCOLM HEDDING Ordained minister with Assemblies of God of S. Africa and former Executive Director of the ICEJ (2001-2011). An international speaker and ICEJ Board member, currently associate minister of World Outreach Church in Murfreesboro, TN. DR JACOB KEEGSTRA National Director of ICEJ-Netherlands for 20 years. Academic, author and Bible teacher who focuses on God’s heart for Israel and the prophetic significance of the Jewish feasts.


PASTOR ANDREW KOU Senior pastor of Home of Christ Church in Taiwan for 30+ years. Pastor Kou is a popular speaker among Chinese Christians and still holds key roles in Asian Christian media, including program director of Good TV, managing director of Good News Radio, and chairman of Heavenly Voice Foundation. REV STEVE MIRPURI Pastor who has experienced miracles in his personal life and ministry, and serves as National Director of ICEJPhilippines. PASTOR MIKA MUDREILAGI Methodist minister and speaker for ministries and churches in Fiji and the Pacific island nations, Mudreilagi is National Director of ICEJ-Fiji, and Vice Principal at Queen Victoria School. DAVID R. PARSONS Author, attorney, journalist, minister and Middle East specialist who serves as Vice President & Senior Spokesman for the ICEJ. On staff in Jerusalem for the past 22 years, Parsons has been interviewed by hundreds of media outlets and travels the world to speak about Israel and our prophetic times. PETER TSUKAHIRA Co-founder of Carmel Assembly fellowship near Haifa, and director of Mt. Carmel School of Ministry, an intensive study tour of Israel for Christians from the nations. A Japanese-American living in Israel since 1987, he has written books and teaches internationally about Israel and its end-time restoration.


MAIN SPEAKER: ANGUS BUCHAN This night is a special invitation for the Next Generation to come join us to worship God in Jerusalem. We invite the older generations to stand with the younger generations as we celebrate what God is doing through the youth today! Join us for a time of fellowship and fun, as well as a valuable time of ministry and prayer. The event is free of charge to those under 25 years of age. (Written parental consent is required to attend this evening for every Israeli participant under the age of eighteen.) Hundreds of young people and many others from across lsrael will be gathering at the Pais Arena in Jerusalem for this special night.

7:30PM – 10:00PM


As the evening service ends, Feast pilgrims are invited to stay in the main auditorium for an extended time of worship and lingering in the presence of God, led by the Feast worship team. What better way to end each day than drenching in His presence and allowing His glory and peace to strengthen and change us. Join us for this special time of praise!

Following each evening service 17


08:30 - 09:25

Worship, Prayer & Intercession Steve Carpenter

09:25 - 09:35


09:35 - 10:15

Plenary 1 RT Kendall

10:15 - 10:30


10:30 - 11:15

Plenary 2 Daniel Yahav

11:15 - 12:00

Plenary 3 ICEJ Mosy Madugba

Prayer Danny Meka


Prayer For The Nations Joshua Gooding

9:30 - 12:00

Isaiah 19 Highway Yosef Sarig

Feasts of the Lord Shmuel Bowman

12:00 - 13:00

Tom Craig

Milad Khoury

14:00 - 17:00 Evening Celebration - Main Auditorium 19:30 - 22:00


Main Speaker: Rene Terra Nova Musical Guests: R  ay Ramirez & King of Kings worship team, Travis Cottrell

Rene Terra Nova



ICEJ Academy


(Pre-Registration Only)

11:30 - 13:00 Faith & Business

Calev Myers

Topic 1 Dag Juliussen

Topic 2 Mojmir Kallus

Samuel Smadja

Special Film Presentation: “PATTERNS OF EVIDENCE: THE MOSES CONTROVERSY” (See pg 29)

Chinese Language Afternoon

Ray Ramirez

13:00 -15:00

Travis Cottrell


WEDNESDAY · SPEAKER BIOS RABBI SHMUEL BOWMAN Executive Director of Operation Lifeshield, Bowman is also a Torah Scribe (Sofer STaM) who gives workshops for Christians on writing and preserving Torah scrolls. TOM CRAIG Director of Lighthouse Network, ministering in M/E region, encouraging reconciliation between Arab, Jewish and Gentile followers of Jesus. REV DAG JULIUSSEN Norwegian pastor, National Director for ICEJ-Norway and member of the ICEJ’s international Board of Trustees. Juliussen hosts an Israelfocused show on Visjon Norge and travels throughout the world to build Christian support for Israel. REV MOJMIR KALLUS Mathematician, diplomatic translator, and ICEJ Vice President for International Affairs. Founder and National Director of ICEJ-Czech Republic, Mojmir came to faith during Soviet Communist era and became a church planter and Bible teacher, promoting pro-Israel policies. REV. R. T. KENDALL Highly-regarded Bible teacher and author who pastored Westminster Chapel in London for 25 years. Born and raised in America, Kendall holds dual masters and doctorate degrees, has written more than 50 books, and is a conference speaker worldwide. MILAD KHOURY Milad Khoury is a next-generation leader from Bethlehem with a heart for reconciliation between Arab and Jewish believers. CALEV MYERS Accomplished Israeli lawyer, business entrepreneur and Deputy President of the International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists.


REV MOSY MADUGBA Apostolic and prophetic leader to the global Church and National Director for ICEJ-Nigeria, as well as ICEJ Coordinator for all Africa. Based out of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, Mosy is a much sought-after Bible teacher and pastoral leader, ministering in over 60 countries and prolific author. YOSEF SARIG A next-generation Israeli believer called to be a bridge from Israel to the Middle East along the Isaiah 19 Highway. RENÊ TERRA NOVA A widely recognised Evangelical leader in Latin America, with oversight of a growing Pentecostal movement that numbers in the millions. Based in Manaus, Brazil, he pastors a church of some 70,000 members, and also serves as National Director for ICEJ-Brazil. SAMUEL SMADJA A successful Israeli businessman and local Messianic leader, owner of Sar-El Tours, Sar-El Media and TBN Rep. ‘BRO DANY’ PASTOR MEKA PADMO RAO Built a network of churches and travels as an evangelist throughout India, experiencing many miracles in his life and ministry, Pastor Dany serves as National Director of ICEJ-India. DANIEL YAHAV Pastor of the Peniel Fellowship in Tiberias, one of the largest Hebrewspeaking congregations in Israel. Born in Jaffa, he served as an officer in the IDF and later as an executive with a leading Israeli cellular communications firm, and has now been in full-time ministry since 1993.

TOUR BUS SCHEDULE Tuesday Bus Tours ICEJ AID: GAZA BORDER SHELTERS Come visit Israel’s Southern border! Meet courageous Israeli citizens who live in the region, receive an update from security experts and witness the delivery of a lifesaving shelter for residents of the community of Eshkol. • (Departure: 12:00noon, $50 USD per person) THE ISRAEL MUSEUM AND YAD VASHEM At the Israel Museum, view the Dead Sea Scrolls and an accurately detailed model of Biblical Jerusalem from the time of Christ. Yad Vashem is dedicated to the memory of the six million Jews who perished during World War II. • (Departure: 1:00pm, $80 USD per person) SHILOH & BEIT-EL Tour ancient Shiloh – where the Tabernacle of Moses was kept for nearly 370 years – and Beit-El (House of God) where Abraham built an altar to God and the site of Jacob’s famous dream. See archeological finds, Hasmonean burial caves and ancient olive press cave. • (Departure: 1:00pm, $80 USD per person)

Wednesday Bus Tours: ICEJ HOME FOR HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS Join us for an unforgettable visit to the ICEJ’s Home for Holocaust Survivors. Learn about Holocaust Survivors in Israel and the impact Christians have made on their lives by providing a warm home and loving care for them in their old age. See and hear firsthand how your gifts and the generosity of Christians has become a symbol of hope and friendship to the people of Israel. • (Note: this tour departs at 10:40am, $50 per person) BETHLEHEM & SHEPHERD’S FIELD Tour the city of Bethlehem, where Jesus was born. See the Church of Nativity, the Milk Grotto, and the Old City. Visit caves where shepherds “kept watch over their flock” in the area east of Bethlehem known as Shepherds’ Field. Here, the Gospel of Luke tells us that an angel announced the birth of Jesus. • (Departure: 1:00pm, $80 per person) JEWISH QUARTER: WOHL MUSEUM, CARDO & WESTERN WALL Tour the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City. The Wohl Museum is a fascinating underground museum where visitors tour a six-house compound, once occupied by aristocratic families and Temple Priests. The Cardo was the main thoroughfare of the city from Roman times. Finish at the Western Wall where you will have an opportunity for prayer. • (Departure: 1:00pm, $80 per person) PLEASE NOTE: All bus tours depart from and return to the Pais Arena.



08:30 - 09:25

Worship, Prayer & Intercession Shilo Ben Hod

09:25 - 09:35


09:35 - 10:15

Plenary 1 Mats Ola

10:15 - 10:30


10:30 - 11:15

Plenary 2: Special Presentation: Breakthrough in Saudi Arabia

11:15 - 12:00

Plenary 3 ICEJ Ingolf Ellssel

Prayer Mody Madugba


Prayer For The Nations Joshua Gooding

9:30 - 12:00

Local Believers Israel Pochtar

Feasts of the Lord Daniel Goldstein

12:00 - 13:00

Bassam Adranly

Berlie Belay

15:00 - 18:00

Jerusalem March (Assemble before 14:00) Evening Celebration: ISRAELI GUEST NIGHT / NEHEMIAH AWARD

19:30 - 22:00


Nehemiah Award Recipient: J Michael Utterback Musical Guests: H  atikva Feast Team, Ray Sidney’s International Choir, Sergei Popov and Roman Polanski Special Guest: JAFI Chairman Isaac Herzog



ICEJ Academy


(Pre-Registration Only)

11:30 - 13:00 Political Lobbying for Israel

Tomas Sandell

Andrew Tucker

Itmar Marcus

J Michael Utterback

Isaac Herzog

Ray Sidney

Topic 1 Christina Leinum

Sergei Popov

Topic 2 Gottfried Bühler

Roman Polanski


THURSDAY · SPEAKER BIOS REV BASSEM ADRANLY Arab pastor in Beyond the Walls Alliance Church in Jerusalem, active in prayer and reconciliation efforts between Arab and Jewish believers. PASTOR BERLIE BELAY Oversees several Ethiopian Messianic congregations in Israel, Belay travels & preaches in Israel and the world. GOTTFRIED BÜHLER Successful business owner, worship leader from Stuttgart, Germany, and National Director for ICEJ-Germany. Bühler hosts an Israel-focused program, one of the most popular shows on Christian television in Central Europe. REV INGOLF ELLSSEL Pastor of Christus Centrum fellowship in Tostedt, Germany for many decades, he later served as Superintendent of the Pentecostal Movement in Germany (BFP), and Chairman of the Pentecostal Movement in Europe in 2001. He currently is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the ICEJ. DANIEL GOLDSTEIN Founder of Jerusalem-based ministry Jewels of Judaism, hosts groups for traditional Shabbat meals in his home, and has authored two books: Practicing the Sabbath with Community and The Third Temple: A Sign of the Coming Messiah. REV MATTS-OLA ISKHOEL Senior pastor of the Word of Life church in Moscow and a prominent leader of the growing Evangelical/ Pentecostal movement throughout Russia. An international speaker and author, Iskhoel has instilled in his church of over 4,000 members a heart for youth and social outreach.


CHRISTINA LEINUM Danish pastor and worship artist who serves as National Director of ICEJ-Denmark. ITAMAR MARCUS Founder and Director of Palestinian Media Watch, a leading research and monitoring agency focused on Palestinian ideology and policy. ISRAEL POCHTAR Founder and senior pastor of Voice of Judah Israel, Messianic congregation based in Ashdod, Pochtar has a deep passion for reconciliation between Jews and Arabs. TOMAS SANDEL Finnish journalist accredited by the European Union, Sandel is Founding Director of European Coalition for Israel. ANDREW TUCKER Attorney specialising in international law and a respected Christian advocate for Israel, Tucker recently helped launch THINC – The Hague Initiative for International Cooperation. SPECIAL PRESENTATION: BREAKTHROUGH IN SAUDI ARABIA We will have special reports on exciting new breakthroughs for the Evangelical world into Saudi Arabia, featuring Chris Mitchell, the Jerusalem Bureau Chief for CBN News, and a live report by author Joel Richardson from the Saudi Kingdom.



Walk through the streets of Jerusalem to express solidarity with the people of lsrael. Fully registered Feast pilgrims receive a coloured wrist band which must be shown when assembling for the Jerusalem March. Begin assembling before 2:00pm at the north end of Sacher Park. We encourage everyone to wear national costumes, as well as comfortable walking shoes and a hat to shield from the sun. Handing out tracts is prohibited; however, you are welcome to share with bystanders your national flags and small souvenirs. This year, the march will end below Mamilla Mall (see map) and not at First Station as in previous years.




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• Your colored wrist band; • A personal supply of water; • Your national flag, if possible.

*Jerusalem Municipality’s anticipated start time


THURSDAY October 17


SPECIAL GUEST: JAFI CHAIRMAN ISAAC HERZOG Each year at the Feast of Tabernacles, one evening is set aside to provide a taste of the ICEJ Feast for hundreds of our lsraeli guests and friends. This is an excellent opportunity to invite all your Jewish friends and acquaintances to come enjoy the musical talent and the color and uplifting atmosphere at the Feast of Tabernacles. Israelis attend for free by showing their blue ID card. The evening with be filled with lively lsraeli music from the Hatikvah Feast Team and an International Choir, and feature the “Ends of the Earth” dancers from Fiji & Taiwan.

7:30PM – 10:00PM There will be open seating on a first-come first-served basis for the evening, so make sure to arrive early.


NEHEMIAH AWARD J. MICHAEL UTTERBACK Every year, the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem presents its annual Nehemiah Award to a Christian leader who has demonstrated a lifetime of achievements in building support for Israel and the Jewish people. The Nehemiah Award recipient for 2019 is Michael Utterback. Rev. J. Michael Utterback is an ordained minister with the Church of God of Cleveland, Tennessee. In 1988, he established “Ministry to Israel” as a special outreach of his denomination to the nation of Israel, in response to a unique vision and calling to become engaged in the great Ingathering of the Jewish people back to their ancient homeland. In 1991, Michael led Ministry to Israel to begin partnering with various organisations, such as the ICEJ, to assist Jewish families in making the journey home to Israel. Over the next 30-plus years, he thrust himself into facilitating Aliyah, especially across the vast expanses of Russia, from sponsoring transport operations and airline flights, to planting new immigrants securely in the Land of Israel. Including the Aliyah efforts of the ICEJ, Ezra International, and his own Ministry to Israel, Michael Utterback has assisted over 170,000 Jewish people to return to Israel. For over three decades, Michael also has spoken in churches, conferences and other forums worldwide, to build understanding and support for Israel. His roles with the ICEJ included Liaison to Churches, International Director, and a member of the ICEJ’s international Board of Trustees. Today, Michael Utterback remains active in Aliyah and absorption efforts with MTI and as International Director for Ezra International. Michael and his wife Gina continue to live in Jerusalem. They have two daughters and seven grandchildren. “Behold, I will lift My hand in an oath to the nations, and set up My standard for the peoples; They shall bring your sons in their arms, and your daughters shall be carried on their shoulders…” (Isaiah 49:22)


FRIDAY October 18


Morning Prayer Vigil & Closing Ceremonies at the Tower of David The Feast will end with a Special Prayer Service in the Old City of Jerusalem at the Tower of David, near Jaffa gate. We will gather together inside the Old City’s walls to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. We desire to be renewed in the Holy Spirit as we prepare to return to our nations with a fresh anointing to serve Him! “The name of the Lord is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe.” Proverbs 18:10

9:00 AM to 12:00 NOON This event is open to Full Registration pilgrims and Land Package delegates only, so come early to secure your seating!


Due to the venue being outside and in the sun, we encourage you to bring water, and an umbrella or a hat.







Wednesday, 16 October • 13:00 to 15:00 Come see the Israeli debut of the highly informative and fascinating documentary by award-winning filmmaker Timothy Mahoney on the crucial question: “Who wrote the first five books of the Bible?” With so much of the Bible under assault, leading many to a crisis of faith, find out just how much we can trust the Books of Moses – from the Genesis account on Creation through the Exodus story. An amazing scholarly quest that uncovers the origins of the very first alphabet in the ancient history of the Hebrew sojourning in Egypt.


Monday – Thursday, Oct 14-17 9:00AM – 1:30PM* and 7:00PM – 10:00PM *Morning program Tuesday – Thursday only.

ICEJ is pleased to provide a program for children of families attending the Feast, which includes times of exciting worship, prayer and teaching by our staff plus lots of fun activities. Note: Please pay careful attention to drop-off and pick-up times for your children. Coordinated by Cynthia Litchfield (USA). 1 – 4 years: Parents, please provide a bag of essential items and check on your child between sessions. 5 – 11 years: Young Feast attendees will enjoy stories and activities, engaging in worship, play and learning.


board members ICEJ BOARD MEMBERS lngolf Ellssel • Chairman Jürgen Bühler • Vice Chairman Malcolm Hedding • Secretary Dag Juliussen • Treasurer Joseph Chou Mosy Madugba Susan Michael ICEJ ASSOCIATION lngolf Ellssel • Chairman Jürgen Bühler Susan Michael

& staff

ICEJ ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS Jack Hayford John Kelly Reinhard Bonnke Wayne Hilsden Allen Jackson Jane Hansen Hoyt Suzette Hattingh Daniel Kolenda Angus Buchan Sandor Nemeth Samuel Rodriguez Jonatas Melo Billy Wilson Lissetter Correa Rene Terra Nova

Dag Juliussen Malcolm Hedding Mosy Madugba Joseph Chou

David Elms Hansjorg Bischof Jehu Chan Miriam Ronning

Halvor Ronning Mojmir Kallus Luis Solares

PRESIDENT/VPS Dr Jürgen Bühler............................................................................................................... President Barry R. Denison................................................................................ Vice President – Operations Dr Mojmir Kallus..................................................................................Vice President – Int’l Affairs David Parsons.......................................................................Vice President – Sr. Int’l Spokesman David Van der Walt.............................................................................. Vice President – Finances DEPARTMENT DIRECTORS Howard Flower.................................................................................................... Director – Aliyah Amanda Gross...........................................................................Director – Television Production Tiffany Mallillin.............................................................................. Manager – Events Registration Alex Mills.................................................................................................Chief Information Officer Julaine Stark............................................................................... Director – Media & Publications Nicole Yoder.....................................................................................................Director – ICEJ Aid JERUSALEM STAFF MEMBERS Abby Bakke............... Assistant Producer Annika Briegert..........HR Manager/ Lean


Administration Consultant James Cheatham.....Donor Relations Administrator Akosita Fine Ditoka.... Executive Assistant Laurina Driesse...........Feast Teams Administrator Claudia Fierro............ Spanish Coordinator Joshua Gooding.......Prayer Coordinator & Maintenance Technician Aaron Hecht..............Senior Staff Writer Victoria Hecht........... Staff Accountant/ Payroll Emma Hofmann........Feast Teams Administration Assistant Tobi H.......................... Mailing Manager Anna Lan.................... Interior Assistant Haifa Lu...................... Chinese Coordinator Jakob Lundvall.......... Video Shooter/Editor Robert McManus.......Facilities & Infrastructure Manager Ionatan Muchnik....... Video Shooter/Editor Kayla Muchnik........... Publications Assistant Patricia (Tricia) Neighbors.... A  dmin. Assistant & Receptionist

Annette (Jo) Olsen....Finance Office Coordinator

Jose Parsons............... Receptionist Sandra Ramos...........Staff Accountant/ Accounts Payable

Irene Sands................ Housing Manager Daniel Sarasua.......... IT Technician Will Setz.......................Haifa Home Volunteer Coordinator

Yudit Setz....................ICEJ Aid Deputy Director Haifa Home

Liliya Shapchyts......... Visa Coordinator Lily Sironi......................Project & Content Manager

Janna Tolhoek........... ICEJ Aid Administrator Camille Troc...............Admin. Assistant & French Coordinator

Ryan Tsuen................. Graphic Designer Corrie Van Maanen.. Home Care Nurse Avalon Wood ............Events Registration Assistant

Pnina Zubarev........... Resources Manager


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AJ’S CLUB Cynthia Litchfield – United States Monia Villarroel Salvatierra – Bolivia Barbara Dillman – United States Tatiana Rivera – Bolivia Diana Escalante – Bolivia Karla Nunez Avendano – Bolivia Noa–Lin Noeske – Germany Computers/IT Maynard Van Gend – South Africa Karen Sarasua – Israel Mark Hodge – United Kingdom

Dorothy Shalom – India Monica Reynolds – United States Finance Lolita Manuel – Philippines First Aid Pamela Smith – United States Elba Hernadez – Puerto Rico Hans Alfredo Valdivia Rivera – Bolivia Tracie Marie San Juan – United States Linda Thompson – Canada

Headsets Brigitte Fendt – Germany Marlyn Leyendecker – Germany Maria Victoria Estacio – Philippines Felipe Flores Ramos – Brazil Marja Kiuru – Finland Registration Wennie Tejada – United States Yesenia Velez – Puerto Rico Ilse Ranetbauer – Germany Mireille Langelier – Canada Petra Gorny – Germany Margret Barner – Germany Nina Forss – Finland Annett Häggblom – Finland Camila do Nascimento – Brazil John Chapa Albert – India Ciarra May de los Reyes – Philippines Niina Kallio – Finland Klara Fischer – Germany Karen Ambas – Singapore Lin Weihsuan – Taiwan Marjut Jalkanen – Finland Laura Liles – United Kingdom Jason Balibay – Philippines Claudia Cecilia Vargas – Bolivia Nicole D’Amore – United States Teresa Carney – United States Feast Office Gregory Laureta – Canada Stacie Adams – United States


Homecare Booth Marianne Van Tielen – Netherlands

Diane Cavanagh – Australian Angelika Schroth – Germany

Housing Helen Melman – United Kingdom Eunice Nyamuda – Zimbabwe Mark Starbuck – United Kingdom

Security Dan Dowling – Canada Keith McNeely – United States Judicaël Mounguengui – Gabon Barbara Sartin – United States Danilo Freire – Brazil Moses Lukes Thambi – India Murray Krasnoff – United States Brian Gorbett – United States Del Dillon – United States Carl Palinkas – United States

Information Desk Judy Korver – Netherlands Manuela de Ridder – Netherlands Ai–Chun Esther Lee – Taiwan Logistics Chris Chambers – United States Mikael Store – Finland Jona Store – Finland David Bühler – Israel Nethanel Bühler – Israel Gerhard Monz – Germany James Herbert – Portugal Tim Poole – United States Craig Butler – South Africa Photography Levi Doerflinger – Germany Jani Salokangas – Finland Prayer Succah Brad Barton – United States Cherstin Lindberg – Sweden Bernadine Navalta – Philippines Peace Nganga – Kenya Media Birte Scholz – Germany Fiona Chow – Finland Lise Afele – Israel Social Media Matt Stark – United States Moises Vasquez – Australia Jonathan Parsons – Israel Resources Reinaldo Putinatti – Brazil Marilyn Morrison – United States Edith Muriu – Kenya Harriet Store – Finland Margo Doody – Finland Jesaja Arola – Finland Roswitha Schuster – Germany

Team Member Lounge Hui Zhang – China Susanne Kraus – Denmark Lois Herrington – Portugal Video Duplication Eirik Raikula – Finland Mary Raikula – Finland VIP Room Robert Lehton – United States Charlotte Lehton – United States Nacanieli Rika – Fiji Jane Barton – United States Tabernacle Dance Company Hycliff Soler – Puerto Rico Lunail Colon Santiago – Puerto Rico Bianca De Souza – Brazil Josiel Bastos de Araujo – Brazil Lysion Viera – Brazil Rosemarie Rivera – Philippines Julia Anjos – Brazil Abner Matos – Brazil Soleil Soler Colon – Puerto Rico Alessandro Ramos – Brazil Robert Siqueira – Brazil Geraldo Dias – Brazil Helena Popov – Finland Nanette Boyer – United States Kinsey Jarm – United States Debra Poole – United States Costumes Mary Norris – United States Nidia Demarchi – Argentina


FEAST TEAM MEMBERS Music Admin Sharon Bowater – New Zealand Peter Bentley – United Kingdom Musicians Hannu Ala – Finland Edward Rosquillo – Philippines Jake Greene – United States Aleksi Hirvonen – Finland Jonathan Fortson – United States Sergui Popov – Finland Zacarias Flores – Bolivia Dan Oxley – United States Technical Production Tiffany Askew – United States Raimund Steyn – Germany Cristina Dela Pena – Philippines Thienan Le – Australia Fernando Anjos – Brazil Susan Willers – South Africa Alexandra German – Israel Translators Carina Rieger – Germany Ester Heinzmann – Germany Claudia Fierro – Mexico Dominique–Pierre Walter – Switzerland Erika Parada – Bolivia Elena Eremeeva – Russia Paulo de Tarso Rodrigues – Brazil Johannes Waljus – Finland Jaana Arola – Finland Carla Melo – Lisbon Jessica Melo – Lisbon Transport Håkan Häggblom – Finland Bill Patterson – United States Antti Mäkitalo – Finland Pekka Ruokanen – Finland


TV Production Timothy Popov   Ushers Marta Garcia – United Kingdom Judith Britten – United Kingdom Tonya German – United States Tobias Neubert – Germany Christine Wang – United States Ma Vanessa Gonzales – Philippines Nathalie Valcke – Belgium Vincent Uyttebroeck – Belgium Tanja Tolvanen – Finland Regina Röhrmann – Germany Andrew Fawcett – New Zealand Faith Fawcett – New Zealand Suzette Tawzer – United States Phillip Liles – United Kingdom Yvonne Sheyi Lien – Taiwan Patricia Bogan – United States Krizia Dula – United States Claudia Paddilla – United States Fabrício Silva – Brazil Andrea Herrmann – Germany Esther Jesse – Germany Vocalists Carey Dean – United States Priscilla Campos dos Anjos – Brazil Dorothy Bedford – United States Gilmar Britto de Souza – Brazil Tom Blackham – Israel Vadym Sokolyk – Israel Birgitta Veksler – Israel Israeli Youth Day Coordinator Sasson Pochtar


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