Ari Sorko-RamFounder, CEO and Chairman of the Board
Ari became an Israeli citizen in 1976. He and Shira married in 1977, and have been ministering together since that time. As a Messianic Jew, Ari directs the Maoz Israel Ministry. Ari, along with Shira provides vision and direction for Maoz Israel Ministries.
Shira Sorko-RamFounder and Board Co-Chair
Born in the U.S., Shira has lived in Israel since 1967 and been a citizen of Israel since 1970. Shira has been a director of documentary films and has written about Israel’s Biblical rights to the land of Israel—and God’s future plans for the Israeli people—in many periodicals. Shira writes a monthly newsletter, MAOZ ISRAEL REPORT, giving the prophetic, political, and spiritual perspective of current events in Israel.
Jonathan is Executive Director of Jewish Voice Ministries International. He hosts a weekly television program called Jewish Voice with Jonathan Bernis, which is aired throughout the United States and abroad. A sought-after speaker, Jonathan teaches at conferences and in local churches worldwide. He is a prominent leader in the Messianic Movement. He is also the President of Christian Alliance For Israel, a ministry that organizes pro-Israel conferences and seminars to rally Christian support for Israel.
Ray WilkersonBoard Member
Ray, a coach and administrator for over 30 years in private Christian education, impacted hundreds of young men and women to lead lives pursuing their God-given destiny. He owned an automobile dealership, and has served as a board member of Maoz Israel Ministries for 9 years. Currently he is head men’s basketball coach at Trinity Christian High School in Cedar Hill, TX. He loves people, loves Israel, and is passionate about helping people reach their fullest potential in life.
Eric MoreyBoard Member
Eric Morey immigrated to Israel from the United States in 1983 with his Messianic Jewish wife, Terri. For many years he served as the CFO of Galtronics, the largest Christian-owned company in Israel (about 1,000 employees at present). He founded the Galilee Experience on the Tiberias waterfront, and managed it for 17 years. Eric currently serves as the Founding Elder of Kehilat Poriya (Poriya Congregation) which has met in his home for the last five years.
Paul LibermanBoard Member
In 1971, Paul became a believer in the Messiah. He authored “The Fig Tree Blossoms” in 1976, explaining the Messianic Jewish movement. His book has been published in five languages.
Paul has been involved with a number of Messianic Jewish organizations, including the Messianic Jewish Alliance of America, of which he is currently President. He is the former Executive Director of the International Messianic Jewish Alliance.
Paul was instrumental in founding two Messianic congregations—Beth Messiah in Washington, D.C., and Tree of Life in San Diego, California. He also served as a congregational leader in Israel, where he lived for 9 years. Paul serves in the leadership at Ohav Shalom Messianic Congregation, near Palm Springs, California. Currently, he is the Publisher of The Messianic Times, the world’s only Messianic Jewish newspaper.
Shani FergusonBoard Member
Shani Ferguson is a native-born Israeli Messianic believer, passionate about worship, prayer, and reaching Israelis with the Good News.
She and her husband Kobi lead Yeshua Israel ministry in Jerusalem. They recently acquired a state-of-the-art recording studio in Jerusalem, and lead Yeshua Israel Artists Initiative, a place where Israeli artists and musicians can gather, record, worship, create, nurture and expand their gifts and talents for the Messianic body of believers in Israel and around the world.
Shani writes the monthly Yeshua Israel newsletter. Shani, Kobi and their 5 sabra children reside in Jerusalem.