Board of Directors
Ze’ev Nevo – President
The word of God tells us that God “is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine” (Eph. 3:20). This is so vividly true to me when I look on the amazing group of people that God has put on their heart to serve on the Board of Directors of “Israel Media Ministries.” I see it as a tremendous blessing to be surrounded with such people of faith and ministry experience.
Watch Ze’ev share his Testimony:
Watch an interview with Ze’ev about the Holocaust
Rachel Nevo – Vice President
Originally from the US, Rachel came to Israel in 1999 by herself, leaving everything behind in order to follow her God given desire to live in the land of the Bible. Looking back, that step of faith was instrumental for the birth of “Israel Media Ministries.”
Rachel lived and served in Israel for 11 years, during which she gained deep inside understanding of the Israeli society with its wide spectrum of backgrounds, beliefs and traditions.
Thanks to being raised in the American Jewish community, Rachel brings crucial cultural insight to our English language outreaches.
Rachel speaks three languages, English, Hebrew and sign language and holds a Bachelor degree in teaching from Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee.
Dean Stein – Treasurer
Dean Stein, an American Jew originally from NY, became a believer in Jesus at the age of nineteen. Years later, in 2006, the Lord released Dean to finally visit Israel for the first time, a dream he had since he was a child attending The Jewish Foundation School on Staten Island. During that trip God imparted into Dean’s heart a tremendous love for Israel. When returning to the US Dean couldn’t stop himself from going back to Israel twice more – in that same year! It was obvious that God was calling Dean to play a significant role in bringing the gospel back to Israel.
Dean Stein has been a member of Riverlife Fellowship in Mooresville, NC since January of 1999.
He has served as chairman of Mooresville Christian Academy (a ministry of RLF), completed Christ School of Ministry at RLF and taught a Life Group for several years.
Currently he is serving as an Elder at RLF and as an advisor on the schools land board, as well as the treasurer and a Board Member of His Heart Missions. He is on the board of directors for Hope Junction in Charlotte, NC. as well as serving on the advisory board of First Bank in Mooresville.
Dean and his wife Jennifer live in Cornelius NC with their 16 year old son.
They have a grown daughter on staff in Kona Hawaii with YWAM, and three grown sons, all of whom are married and have blessed them with 8 grandchildren.
Dean is self employed as a commercial loan broker and real estate investor, and helps with financial counseling as part of his ministry.
Pastor Bobby Brayerton – Secretary
Pastor Bobby Brayerton is originally from Carney’s Point, a small town in New Jersey. He is the son of Rev. Robert C. Brayerton Sr., Senior Pastor of Grace Christian Fellowship of South Jersey. In the fall of 1994 Bobby started classes at Southern Wesleyan University for a Business Administration major. Then at a youth convention on December 29, 1994 Pastor Bobby was called into the ministry under the ministry of Rev/Dr. John C. Maxwell. Arriving back on the campus of Southern Wesleyan University, Bobby changed his degree path and pursued God’s call on his and became a Christian Ministries major.
After graduating from Southern Wesleyan University in 1998, Pastor Bobby traveled to Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, KY. At Asbury Theological Seminary, Pastor Bobby’s intellect and spiritual life were stretched and in May 2002, after four more years of study, he received a Master of Divinity degree with a concentration in Theological Studies. After that, Pastor Bobby was ordained on June 31, 2003. Pastor Bobby has served as a Youth Pastor, Assistant Pastor, and Pastor. He has also taught in an adjunct capacity at Southern Wesleyan University.
In December/January 2005-2006 Pastor Bobby took a trip to Israel. During this trip he had a powerful revelation on the Sea of Gallilee on a boat piloted by Daniel Carmel. On the boat God gave Bobby a vision and heart for the Jewish people and he told God that he would help him reach his people. Pastor Bobby recently found out that his Grandmother’s extended family and ancestors were slaughtered by Nazi’s in Vilnius, Lithuania in 1941. He Currently serves as a Chaplain with Marketplace Ministries USA. He is also Pastor/Founder of THRIVE Ministries, and is starting THRIVE, new church coming to Easley, SC.
Dr. Michael Brown – Director
Michael L. Brown is the founder and president of FIRE School of Ministry in Concord, North Carolina, director of the Coalition of Conscience, and host of the daily, nationally, syndicated talk radio show, “The Line of Fire,” as well as the host of the Jewish-outreach, documentary TV series, “Think It Thru,” which airs internationally on the INSP network. He became a believer in Jesus 1971 as a sixteen year-old, heroin-shooting, LSD-using Jewish rock drummer. Since then, he has preached throughout America and around the world, bringing a message of repentance, revival, reformation, and cultural revolution.
He holds a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from New York University and has served as a visiting or adjunct professor at Southern Evangelical Seminary, Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary (Charlotte), Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Fuller Theological Seminary, Denver Theological Seminary, the King’s Seminary, and Regent University School of Divinity, and he has contributed numerous articles to scholarly publications, including the Oxford Dictionary of Jewish Religion and the Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament.
Dr. Brown is the author of twenty books, including, “Our Hands Are Stained with Blood: The Tragic Story of the “Church” and the Jewish People”, which has been translated into more than twelve languages, the highly-acclaimed five-volume series, Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus, a commentary on Jeremiah (part of the revised edition of the Expositor’s Bible Commentary), and several books on revival and Jesus revolution. His newest book, A Queer Thing Happened to America was released in February, 2011.
Dr. Brown is a national and international speaker on themes of spiritual renewal and cultural reformation, and he has debated Jewish rabbis, agnostic professors, and gay activists on radio, TV, and college campuses. He is widely considered to be the world’s foremost Messianic Jewish apologist.
Read Dr. Brown’s testimony
Watch Dr. Michael Brown’s testimony
Ron Elmore – Director
Mr. Elmore represents over 40 years as a successful business man in the software industry with US and International responsibilities, and now is with a private equity and investment banking firm, Milestone Partners, LLC in Charlotte, NC. Ron is a leader is his church (Calvary Church) where he teaches Adult Life Groups weekly, is on the staff as a part-time leader in the Worship Ministries, a deacon, and volunteers for several ministries that serve the community and uplift Jesus. Ron is on the Board of 2 other not-for-profit organizations in the Charlotte area and is very excited about serving with us for the salvation of Israel. Ron has Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Education from Indiana University.
Mikhael Murnane – Director
Pastor Mikhael Murnane lives in Jerusalem Israel with his wife, Orit and their six children. They are founders of “I Bless Jerusalem” ministry, where they work with other Israeli leaders to train up and equip the next generation of young Israeli leaders. They partner together with others to help establish Hebrew speaking congregations, and pray and work to see the promised “Spiritual Awakening” in the Land for the salvation of Israel.