Senior Pastor Russell Beeson, Associate Pastor Dale Terry, and Associate Minister Menorah Terry, leaders of Shema Messianic Community.
After 10 years in the church, Russ had an encounter with God that resulted in his spiritual birth and pursuit to know the Savior of the world. As Russ questioned why the Old Testament had been done away with and why we as Christians did not keep the Sabbaths and festivals that God had commanded His children to keep, he discovered that God had not changed! Russ then focused on imitating Yeshua and pursuing the Kingdom of God, not just in words, but in power! Russ is married to his beautiful wife, Erica, and together they have 4 children.
After walking with the Lord for 27 years, God changed her name to reflect her purpose in the Kingdom. Menorah’s passion is for people to experience the perfect love of their Creator so that they might become transformed into Messiah’s likeness and live out their unique purpose in His Kingdom. Out of her personal devotion to Yeshua and in dependence on Holy Spirit, Menorah serves in ministries of inner healing, mentoring and teaching. Recently widowed, she has a loving, supportive family of four children and fourteen grandchildren.
God called Bart into a relationship with His Son, Yeshua, 28 years ago by planting a desire within him to serve Him and others in full time ministry. Since then he has been blessed to work with several Christian ministries and Messianic congregations. Bart’s passion is to see people embracing and being embraced by God’s love and grow in their faith and relationship with Yeshua. He has a wonderful family including a son, three step children and five grandchildren.