Steven Ger, ministry director
Steven Ger grew up in a Jewish family in Brooklyn, New York and Aberdeen, New Jersey, where he was educated in both church and synagogue due to his distinctive heritage as a Jewish Christian. He is the founder and director of Sojourner Ministries, an organization dedicated to Exploring the Jewish Heart of Christianity. The name of the ministry is derived from the Hebrew meaning of Mr. Ger’s surname. In Hebrew, the word "ger" means sojourner or wanderer. This particular "wandering" Jew’s faith journey has led him to the conviction that Jesus is the Messiah who was foretold in the Hebrew Scriptures.
Steven's first book, the commentary The Book of Acts: Witnesses to the World was released in 2005. This was followed byThe Popular Bible Prophecy Commentary (co-author 2007, re-released in 2011 as Exploring Bible Prophesy from Genesis to Revelation) and the commentary, The Book of Hebrews: Christ is Greater (2009). His latest release is the audiobook, From the Ten Commandments to Gods and Kings: The Biblical Moses that Hollywood Forgot (2015). He also a contributing author to the books The Gathering Storm (2005), The Popular Encyclopedia of Bible Prophecy (2006), and Zondervan King James Version Commentary: Old Testament (2010).
Mr. Ger is the former host of the North Texas weekly radio show, The Jewish Heart of Christianity, and is uniquely equipped to comment on Israel, Judaism, and the Church. He has appeared as a guest expert on both radio and television. He is also the host of an hour-long teaching video, The Unleavened Messiah: A Portrait of Christ in the Passover, showing how Christ’s reinterpretation of the Passover meal instituted the celebration of communion and announced a new era in human history. Television audiences and church congregations alike have enjoyed Steven's leading in invigorating, contemporary Messianic worship. He is also an accomplished singer, pianist and songwriter whose composition, Jeremiah 31, was recorded by the Liberated Wailing Wall on their album, He Will Return.
Mr. Ger has led 16 tours to Israel with extensions to Egypt, Greece, Jordan, Turkey and Germany. He is an adjunct professor of Jewish Studies at Criswell College, and has lectured at Dallas Theological Seminary and taught at Tyndale Seminary. He served for seven years as Director of Worship and Christian Education within the local church and another seven years as Worship Leader at Messianic congregation Adat Shalom. Steven currently serves as Senior Pastor at Messianic congregation Beth Sar Shalom in Plano, Texas.
He earned a BA in psychology and interpersonal communications from Trenton State College (The College of New Jersey) and a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary.
Mr. Ger lives in the Dallas area with his wife, Adria, and their son, Jonathan Gabriel.