Scott Brown is a Jewish believer in Jesus who has been sharing the Good News of the Messiah with Jewish people since coming to faith in 1981. Raised in a traditional Jewish home in the suburbs of Washington D.C., Scott began his spiritual journey by moving into the woods and living a solitary life. It was there that a co-worker gave Scott a pocket New Testament. That little Bible launched a crisis of faith which eventuated in Scott’s salvation seven years later. Scott entered full-time missionary service with Chosen People Ministries in 1988 and planted Son of David Congregation (SODC) in Maryland, which later birthed another Messianic congregation – Sar Shalom Fellowship – in Northern Virginia. After 19 fruitful years of pastoral leadership at SODC, Scott, along with his wife Marjorie and four of their seven children, moved to the South Island of New Zealand where Scott is serving as National Director of Celebrate Messiah New Zealand. Scott is reaching out to thousands of Israeli and other international tourists whose physical journeys are often attended with spiritual quests. Through seminars, conferences and church meetings, Scott is also equipping Christians throughout New Zealand with a broader understanding of Israel’s role in God’s plan, and the Jewish roots of Christianity.
(1) Adversity Under His Wings
(2) Worship Under His Wings
(3) Darkness Under His Wings
(4) Rejoicing Under His Wings
Behold the Bridegroom
Christ in the Day of Atonement
I am writing to recommend Scott Brown to you as a gracious, authentic, God honouring Shaliach (sent one, minister) of the Gospel of our King Messiah Yeshua (Jesus the Christ). His passion for the Gospel and for the redemption of our people the Yehudim (Jews, Israel) is both an inspiration and a challenge. Scott is polite, articulate, personable, kind, thoughtful, funny, warm and engaging. He brings the faith of our forefathers alive as he teaches the Jewish roots of Christianity and offers a reasoned and timely solution to both Jewish and world evangelism. As both a Jew and a follower of Yeshua (Jesus) I am delighted and challenged by Scott’s unbridled passion for our Messiah and King Yeshua (Jesus). Both Scott and the team of Celebrate Messiah New Zealand are doing important and productive work in the Kingdom of God. I unreservedly and wholeheartedly recommend Scott Brown to you, trusting that you will be blessed, inspired and motivated by his ministry in our Messiah Yeshua (Jesus).
We have had Scott speak to us at St Stephen’s Presbyterian Church of his ministry and he impresses as having a deep passion for this work and I have watched with both interest and amazement at how God has blessed the ministry over the four years or so that I have known Scott. I have come to know Scott more closely in recent times as opportunities for shared ministry and practical resourcing have arisen, and indeed we have developed a friendship enabling me to see at close hand how he operates. He is very humble and very capable, he is astute and articulate and maintains a close walk with his Saviour. I know him to have a heart for the kingdom and an intimacy with the King. He loves God and he loves His people. There is good reason why Scott has a busy speaking schedule. I cannot recommend Scott highly enough. He is at the forefront of this type of ministry and has innumerable compelling testimonies of God’s goodness, provision and blessing. As he shares his journey, I know that others will want to be a part of what God is doing in introducing Israeli people to Christ. It is an exciting work.
I believe one of the greatest needs for the church in New Zealand today is to rediscover its calling and renew its vision for making disciples. To that end, Intentional: a Disciple-Making Catalyst is an essential and valuable investment. From understanding God’s original commission to humankind, through disciple-making in its historical Jewish culture, to recognising the personal call that comes to each of us today to make disciples, this seminar has a significant part to play in inspiring the church to fulfil the call of God and join Him in His redemptive work. The feedback from a recent day-long seminar hosted at our church was overwhelmingly positive, many describing it as life-transforming. Scott is an adept presenter, maintaining engagement of the audience throughout the day. What’s more, Scott’s not just communicating information, but also the heart of someone who is actively engaged in the process he is advocating. His genuineness, humility and grace speak volumes of his lived experience and the fruit of living out what he is teaching. If you’re a pastor, I strongly encourage you to host this seminar at your church; if you’re not, make sure you keep knocking on your Pastor’s door until they do! As more people experience this renewing it will go a long way to breathing new life into our church communities and see the church in New Zealand fulfilling its God-given call to make disciples in fresh and exciting ways!