From Israel Defense Forces to God Defense Forces
While serving in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), I was focused on serving God with mercy and grace. Being a soldier was more than a national duty, rather it was a sacred duty to God Almighty.
I served in three IDF units: First, I was accepted in Sayeret Golani Special Forces. Second, I served in the IDF Legal Department which is known as the Praklitut. Third, I was a tank driver of the Merkava battle tank. It was by design that I served in three different units. I wanted to experience diverse areas of the IDF.
After serving in the Israeli military, I returned to the United States where I trained in the United States Air Force and served in the United States Army. In 2006, I became a laureate of the National Defense Service Medal from the Pentagon. Therefore, I am an international soldier—a fighter with global expertise.
Once I completed my service in the United States Army, I became founder and senior pastor of The Goldman Sachs Church, which is a non-denominational, spirit-filled, God-centered, born-again church.
As our church began to expand internationally, we launched subsidiaries including—BlackRock Faith, Inc., The Rothschild Prayer Group, Forbes Spirituality Company, and The Bilderberg Faith Group.
I became known as ‘America’s Pastor’ and ‘The Hip Hop Pastor’ and ‘The Pastor of Wall Street’ and ‘America’s Healer’ as I began to teach and preach around the world.
Yet, I still remember the six years I lived in the State of Israel. I have not forgotten studying Judaism in Jewish yeshivot (academies) such as Aish HaTorah Jerusalem, Machon Meir Jerusalem, Ponevizh B’nai Brak, and Slovodka B’nai Brak.
I have not forgotten living at Kibbutz Chafetz Chayim in Southern Israel where I was a guest of the Feldheim family. I have not forgotten befriending fellow IDF soldier, Rabbi Abraham Tau, who is the son of Grand Rabbi Tzvi Tau who was a leading rabbi at Mercaz HaRav Yeshiva in Jerusalem.
Although I am now a pastor and minister, I still have strong social and spiritual ties to the Jewish world. My brain is Jewish; however, my heart is filled with born-again grace and mercy.
As I serve God in spirit and in truth, I am fearless in my dedication to the word of God, the Land of Israel, and dedication to spiritual salvation.
I made a long spiritual journey from the Israel Defense Forces to the God Defense Forces. I am now a faithful soldier in the army of God—spreading compassion, grace, mercy, and truth.