Senior Pastor and Moreh Ely Hernandez
Ely Hernandez is the Senior Pastor, Moreh, and founder of Beth Yeshua, formally known as The Awakening Place. He started this ministry in 2010 in response to the growing demand in the Christian community for a place of worship that meets the needs of believers seeking a place to gather, honor and study the word in the Hebraic Perspective. During his preparation, Roeh and Moreh Ely Hernandez, has spent several years in intense Scripture study while been mentored along the way by Jewish Torah scholars and Christian academics alike. He has poured over countless volumes of works of the learned Christian Scholars and the great Hebrew sages and Rabbis. His formal theological education began with studies in Systematic Theology at the Rehoboth Bible Institute with headquarters in NY, and other studies including the Mishnah, Gemara and Jewish Halacha.
Aside from been the founder of Beth Yeshua and Yeshiva Bet Naviim, he is also the Author of four books, “The Temple and the Location”, “Israeli Politics and the Torah”, “The Priesthood of MalkiTzaddik” and “The Kingdom of MalkiTzaddik”. Ely Hernandez is marry to Vanessa Hernandez and is father to 7 children.
Originally born in Manhattan New York, Vanessa Hernandez is the wife of 12 years of Senior Pastor and Moreh Ely Hernandez, and lead worshiper at Beth Yeshua. She comes from a family of worshipers. She grew up in the City of Worcester, MA after moving with her family from the city of NY. She is a 4th generation worshiper from the Pacheco – Lavergne family. Her grandfather and Icon in the Spanish evangelical world, Rev. Juan Pacheco, was one of the most recognized composer in the past 70 years. Vanny, (as many call her at the assembly) is recognized by many as an emissary of worship who carries the simplicity and humility of a worshiper, while carrying a prophetic, yet simple word that is fresh and relevant for many today. Her passion and priority is her children, who she focus much of her time teaching them the principles of obedience and righteousness. Shes also a college student. Part of her passion is helping raise up a generation of worshipers, while keeping a humble heart and attentive ear to the voice of God.
Juan and Dinah Roman
Originally from the beautiful island of Puerto Rico, Juan (Johnny) and Dinah have served the Lord as a minister and assistance in their former congregation CCI in Puerto Rico for many years. Pastor Juan and Dinah came to Beth Yeshua in 2015 after following the ministry for some years in Puerto Rico. They have been in a life-long pursuit of fellowship with a Moreh Ely Hernandez and their former Elder, Apostle Jorge D. Rodriguez who would explain and teach the scriptures, through understanding the Bible in its Hebraic context and the Jewishness of Yeshua (Jesus).
Pastors Juan and Dinah oversees the day-to-day ministry and operations of the congregation. They provided counsel to the Senior Pastor regarding conflicts, direction and guidance and financials. These precious couple serve the congregation and are responsible for the development of the spiritual life, and teaching of the assembly. They also serve as marriage counselors.
Grace Bermudez came to Beth Yeshua in 2016 after relocating from Florida. She was born in the city of New York and moved to Florida when she was 13 years old. She grew up in an evangelical Christian Pentecostal church since the age of 5. After learning from Gods revealing truth, the entire family was removed from replacement theology to Covenant Theology. The family started to follow Pastor Ely online for about 3 years and one day, her mother asked if she wanted to travel to Rhode Island to Pastor Ely’s congregation for Pesach 2016. After visiting and seeing how The Creator powerfully uses pastor Ely in his teachings, and how instantly she fall in love with the congregation, that same year, she decided to make that drastic move from Florida to be apart of not only a ministry but a priestly family. Today she’s a proud family member of Beth Yeshua and works as part of the Worship team and Ministry Secretary.