Manfred and Isit Nochomowitz

Manfred and Isit

Emet Ministries was birthed by the Lord in August 2006, and was founded and is facilitated by Manfred Nochomowitz who comes from an Orthodox Jewish background, together with his wife Isit.
Manfred and Isit both came to faith in Yeshua in 1994 and in 1995 God spoke to them through the book of Ezekiel to go to the Jewish people and proclaim the gospel to them. After becoming a believer, the Lord began equipping Manfred and Isit as, by the grace of God, they progressed from being Cell Leaders to becoming Shepherds and then ultimately Associate Pastors at Hatfield Christian Church, a large and prominent church in Pretoria, South Africa.

Their focus is now Jewish ministries and the building of God's Kingdom, and they are committed to fulfilling God's calling on their lives.
Emet Ministries is an Evangelistic Ministry and though it is dedicated to proclaiming the Gospel to the Jews first according to God’s word, Emet Ministries is committed to proclaiming the Gospel to all people.

Sean Bolhuis

Sean Bolhuis

Sean is a Gentile believer born in Pretoria, South Africa. He is 48 years old and came to salvation in Christ during 1993.

Sean is a senior police officer in the Tshwane Metro Police Department with 25 years’ service.

Sean has had a passion for the Jewish people and Israel since his salvation. He was part of the original prayer group before Emet Ministries started and has been involved in the Ministry ever since.

Sean currently serves as a non-executive director and he is also the chairman of the Emet Ministries’ board.

Murray and Natasha Meyer

Murry & Natasha

Murray and Natasha joined Emet Ministries during 2008 and have the blessing of having raised their 3 children in the Ministry. Being part of such a family of believers means a lot to a family raising young children in today’s day and age.

Murray is a Software Developer and supports the Ministry with I T expertise. Natasha is a stay at home mother and serves the Ministry with administration, event adverts, teaching copies and database management.

Praying for Israel and the salvation of its nation is a passion for the family, and it is a  privilege to be part of Emet Ministries, a vessel in His Kingdom.

“But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.” (Romans 8:11)

Lawrie and Jean Barnes

Lawrie & Jean

Lawrie Barnes was born in East London and gave his life to the Lord at age 10. Jean was born in Sandringham, Johannesburg, and first came to know the Lord in 1974 at the age of 24. Lawrie is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Modern languages at the University of South Africa. Jean has a Master’s degree in Plant Physiology from the University of Natal, Pietermartizburg, but since the children were born she has pursued her innate talent as a one-on-one teacher of mathematics. They met as lecturers at the University of Durban-Westville.

Shortly after they married, they moved out of their traditional churches into the Charismatic Renewal movement. When they moved to Pretoria in 1984, they joined the Hatfield Christian Church where they served as cell leaders for a period of 10 years and later became involved in the prayer ministry.

Wesley Jones

Wesley Jones

Wesley, a believer and follower of Yeshua, the King of Israel.

I am 39 years old and was born in Pretoria. I came to Salvation in 1993 and was then baptized in 1999.
I attended school in Pretoria and matriculated in 2003. After I left school I knew that the Lord was preparing me for ministry.
I worked in Pretoria until 2009 and I believe the Lord knew what He was doing in my life.

I began working in a hospital in Sandton, Johannesburg and I knew that the Lord had planted me there. Little did I know that between 2003 and 2009 the Lord was building a passion in my heart for the Jewish people and Israel.
I believe the Lord planted me at the hospital in Sandton because Sandton has a big Jewish population.

Nick Behr

Nick Behr

I was born and raised in a little town called Hilton, outside Pietermaritzburg, in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa. I studied further through various business schools as well as at the University of South Africa (Unisa).

I have fond memories of my belated parents sitting down with my younger brother and I teaching us the Word of G-d and encouraging us to keep learning and reading the Word of G-d. This is where I remember my parents reminding us of the importance of reading, understanding as well as sharing the Word of G-d.

I am fully versed in the application of “To the Jew first”. Yeshua is the promised Messiah and the eternal atonement which mankind should sensibly consider.
It is heavy on my heart that Jewish people know the G-d of the Torah, however they do not have a relationship with their Jewish ‘Moshiach’ (Messiah), Yeshua.