Church Plant in Ashkelon

Despite the darkness that oftentimes surrounds us and tries to stop God’s work, His grace is always sufficient and it empowers us to move forward as Yeshua guides our path. So even in the midst of waves of persecutions, God has given us the “green light” to go ahead and plant a new congregation in the city of Ashkelon.

We are currently renting a small distribution center in Ashkelon from which we conduct humanitarian projects among numerous families in need. The believers in Ashkelon gather regularly in our distribution center for home group meetings and Bible studies, without having a proper gathering place for church services.

We are in desperate need to raise the necessary funds to rent a larger multifunctional facility that will serve as both a gathering place for a congregation, as well as a distribution center for our humanitarian work where we serve people in need in Ashkelon.

If you feel God is prompting you to get involved and help us with this important task of planting a new congregation in another city in Israel, it will be a tremendous help regardless of the size of your donation.

Ashkelon is a coastal city about 8 miles away from Gaza. It constantly finds itself under rocket fire whenever there’s an escalation along the border. It was one of five Philistine city-states (along with Gath, Gaza, Ekron and Ashdod). The city also played a role in biblical history as the place where Delilah cut Samson’s hair to sap his strength.

For a brief moment in history, Ashkelon was a Christian city during the Byzantine period. It’s very rich in history, but most importantly, we believe in its future and know that God is leading us to plant a new congregation in the city, help people in need, spread the Gospel and advance His Kingdom in the city of Ashkelon. Would you consider being a part of it? Through prayer or financial support, please help us carry out God’s vision for the city of Ashkelon.

To partner with us in this crucial project of planting a church in Ashkelon, please follow the links below:

Much love and blessings,
Pastor Israel Pochtar