In January 1975 Martin Chernoff and his family moved to Philadelphia to shepherd the newly formed Congregation Beth Yeshua. In 1984 Martin Chernoff went to be with the Lord and his son, David, who had been serving as the Assistant Messianic Rabbi, became Rabbi.
Raised as a second-generation Messianic Jew, David Chernoff has a blessed and richly deep Messianic Jewish background not many can claim. His parents were pioneers in the Messianic Movement. They served the Lord for over 40 years bringing Messiah Yeshua (Jesus in Hebrew) to the Jewish People. They also started one of the first Messianic synagogues of the modern Messianic Movement in 1970. As a “PK,” (Preacher’s Kid) – or as we say in the Messianic Movement a “RK” (Rabbi’s Kid) – Rabbi Chernoff came to know the Lord at a prayer meeting during the time of the Jesus Movement Revival in the late 60’s and early 70’s. It was at this prayer meeting, when he was 19 years old, that he was both dramatically saved and filled with the Holy Spirit.
During college David received God’s calling to labor full-time sharing the Good News with the Jewish students on the campuses. Rabbi Chernoff’s background in the ministry includes: Over ten years ministering on the college campuses with Jewish students. Twenty-five years involvement with the Messianic Movement both nationally and internationally. Formerly he hosted “Messianic Judaism Today” television program on Sonlight Broadcasting. He is the President of Kesher Ministries International, a multifaceted outreach ministry that proclaims the “Good News” to Jewish People. In addition, he is an author of several publications including the book “Yeshua The Messiah” and the popular booklet “7-Steps to Knowing The God Of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,” and an outreach tool called “Messianic Judaism Questions and Answers.” He is a popular conference speaker and has been invited to the MJAA’s national conference “Messiah” year after year. He also speaks on Jewish revival and has taught about the Jewish roots of the faith on the popular Christian television network TBN. Rabbi Chernoff is also involved in the leadership of the Messianic Movement both nationally and internationally, serving on the Executive Committees of the Messianic Jewish Alliance of America, the International Alliance of Messianic Congregations and Synagogues and the International Messianic Jewish Alliance.