Who We Are
Teaching God’s Truth to People Through Media and Ministry to Promote New Life Through Jesus and Inspire Godly Living.
To Be a Significant and Increasingly Respected Source for Understanding and Applying the Bible (God’s Word) to People’s Lives.
Dr. Jay Christianson, PhD
Ordained in 1991, Reverend Jay Christianson has been faithfully serving in pastoral and teaching ministry since his Ordination. Pastor Jay is the Senior Pastor at Issachar Community.
He first became excited about the Hebraic heritage of Christianity in 1986. He is a pastor, teacher, worship leader, speaker, tour leader, independent researcher, Jewish-Christian Dialogue participant, and outspoken advocate for Israel and the Jewish community.
He's led tours to Israel, and twice participated in Bridges For Peace’s Institute of Israel Studies in Jerusalem, Israel. He also hosts the Truth Barista Podcast and Authors the Frothy Thoughts Blog.
Pastor Jay is an enthusiastic teacher who focuses on understanding the Bible from the original Hebraic-Jewish context. He is known for his work in Inter-Church cooperation and Interfaith understanding between Christians and Jews.
Reverend Jay Christianson holds a Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Studies (North Central University), a Bachelor of Arts (University of Minnesota), a Master of Arts in Judeo-Christian Synergism (Masters International University of Divinity), and a Doctor of Philosophy in Biblical Studies (Master’s International University of Divinity).
Pastor Jay and his wife, Jeanne, have four children and reside in Burnsville, Minnesota