ABOUT BEHOLD ISRAEL

Behold Israel is a non-profit organization led by native Israeli Amir Tsarfati. Our mission is to provide reliable and accurate reporting on developments in Israel and the region. Amir’s live updates and teachings, based on God’s Written Word, sift out the truth on current events amidst global media bias against Israel.

Through our website, free app, social media and Amir’s teachings in multiple languages, we are able to reach communities worldwide. His teachings abroad and in the land explain the central role of Israel in the Bible as a blessing to the nations and a way to bring them to the Word of God and the Messiah.

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Amir Tsarfati | Behold Israel

AMIR TSARFATI

FOUNDER & PRESIDENT

Amir Tsarfati was born in Jerusalem, Israel, to a Jewish family. He grew up in that region and has lived in Israel all his life. While fulfilling his military duty, Amir served as the deputy governor of Jericho, and was part of the unit that negotiated and coordinated with the Palestinians during the Israeli withdrawal from the city. Following his military service, Amir studied at Israel’s School of Tourism at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He worked as a licensed tour guide for Sar El Tours and Conferences, and was eventually promoted to CEO.

While guiding dozens of church groups from all over the world, God convicted him of the great need – particularly within Evangelical Christianity – to explain Israel and its role in God’s plan. In 2001, Amir founded Behold Israel while maintaining his career in tourism. But it wasn’t until 2013 that it became a registered non-profit, allowing Amir to fulfill a greater calling for his life. That is when Behold Israel became a major provider of worldwide real-time access to reliable sources of news and information about Israel from within the powerful context of Bible history and prophecy.

Over the last two decades, Amir’s message has expanded from tour buses in Israel to large platforms around the globe, including conferences, church visitations, and an ever-growing online teaching ministry. Amir is now the author of three books.

Amir is married to Miriam, and together they have four children. His home overlooks the valley of Megiddo (Armageddon), which is a constant reminder of the call that the Lord has placed on him to teach from the Bible what God’s plans are for the end of times.

Pastor Mike Golay

MIKE GOLAY

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Pastor Mike Golay is the Director of Operations of Behold Israel. Before this, Mike was the Lead Pastor of Friendship Church in Shakopee, Minnesota, for 17 years. Additionally, he serves as a Chaplain in the United States Air Force Reserve.

Pastor Mike lived and worked in Israel for over eight years and has led numerous ministry teams, including Jesus Film projects in the Galilee region. He is also proficient in Hebrew and has extensive experience with Jewish and Israeli culture.

Additionally, Pastor Mike has a deep passion and knowledge for Bible teaching and Israel’s role in prophecy. He frequently teaches in churches, conferences, and Israel tours. He and his wife, Sharon, have three children and reside in Minnesota, USA.

Gale Frank

GALE FRANK

DIRECTOR OF DONOR & LOGISTICAL SERVICES

Gale Frank is the Director of Donor and Logistical services, founding Board member in the US and Canada, and serves on the leadership team, assisting with the Israel tours, prophecy conferences, donor services, and oversees the online store.

Gale is a farmer and rancher from Kansas for half a century, having experienced 50+ seasons of preparing, planting, nurturing, and bringing in the harvest.

Hearing God’s calling to develop a closer personal relationship with our living Savior, the next step to opening the Bible was to visit Israel where Jesus lived and walked. There he met Amir, their friendship developed, and from that relationship Behold Israel in America was born. Two of Gale’s great passions are for Israel, and for spreading God’s amazing message.

Gale has also served as a church elder and God continues to give him opportunities to share his Israel experiences and the Lord with local churches and Sunday schools.

Gale is married to Florene, and together they have a family of six children, ten grandchildren, and one great grandson to enjoy and spoil!

Jason Koemans

JASON KOEMANS

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Jason became the Administrative Assistant for Behold Israel in 2019 following his life-changing journey on a Young Adults Bible Experience Tour. He is involved in the coordination, planning, and execution of the organization’s day-to-day tasks and ministry events.

Since graduating from Frontier School of the Bible in 2012, Jason has served in various ministry positions involving children, junior high and high school students, and worship. He has a passion for the truth of God’s word and making it known to others, especially in relation to God’s prophetic plan for the nation of Israel.

Jason and his wife, Lauren, have two boys and reside in Arizona, USA.

Jeff Cuozzo

JEFF CUOZZO

UK & EUROPE COORDINATOR

Jeff joined the Behold Israel team part time as the UK & Europe Coordinator in January 2020. He is located in Bath, England. Jeff is involved in organizing ministry outreach and events across the UK and Europe. He is also the Pastor of Calvary Chapel Bath and has been running an Israeli Young Adult Believers Discipleship ministry called Tikvah. For Behold Israel, Jeff now leads the Young Adults Discipleship (YAD) ministry.

Jeff graduated from the University of Virginia with a Communications degree and then attended Calvary Chapel Bible College where he received a Bachelor in Biblical Studies. At Bible College, Jeff sensed God’s call to teach the Bible. Jeff has been a Pastor now for twenty-one years. In that time, he has directed a Bible College, planted and pastored three churches in the UK and the US, and worked for Joel Rosenberg and the Joshua Fund ministry in Israel for five years. Jeff has a huge heart for people to understand the truth of God’s Word and the significance of Bible prophecy.

Jeff is married with six children. He and his wife have three biological children and three adopted children from China and Uganda.

Steve Yohn

STEVE YOHN

SENIOR WRITER & EDITOR

Prior to joining Behold Israel in January 2021, Steve spent a number of years as a videographer and video editor for Youth for Christ and Youth for Christ, International. He has spent many years in various pastoral roles, including youth, missions, communications, and adult ministries. For the decade prior to joining BI, he was senior pastor at Strasburg Community Church in Strasburg, Colorado.

Steve began his writing career by co-authoring the four books of the Riley Covington Thriller Series with former Denver Broncos kicker, Jason Elam. Since then, he has ghostwritten five more projects, including teaming up with Amir Tsarfati on his three books. Whether it is teaching verbally or through the written word, Steve’s calling is to take the difficult concepts of Scripture and make them easy to understand.

Steve lives in Colorado with his wife, Nancy, and their college-age daughter.

Kayo Kinoshita

KAYO KINOSHITA

TRANSLATION COORDINATOR

Kayo was born and raised in Japan, but has been living in California, USA, since 1996. She came to know the Lord in 2009.

She encountered one of Amir’s teachings in 2013, and has been translating his messages into Japanese ever since. Not only does she help translate, but she also oversees all of Behold Israel’s translators around the world, which includes over 40 people and over 20 languages.

Kayo is married and has three daughters.

Nick DiFiovanni

NICK DIGIOVANNI

DIRECTOR OF BEHOLD ISRAEL – CANADA

Nick was first introduced to Amir and Behold Israel at a Conference that he attended in 2015.
He joined Behold Israel in 2017 and has been serving as a Director since January 2018, when the Canadian branch of Behold Israel was officially founded.

He is involved in the Behold Israel Young Adults Discipleship (YAD) ministry due to his heart for the younger generation and his willingness to help teach and encourage them through their trials and challenges, as well as grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ.

His passion and love for the Word of God and Bible prophecy fuel his commitment to Behold Israel.

Nick is married to Tina and they have two young adult children, Brittney and Nicholas, and reside in British Columbia, Canada.

Tina DiGiovanni

TINA DIGIOVANNI

MINISTRY & FINANCE COORDINATOR – CANADA

Tina joined Behold Israel in 2017 and became Canada’s Ministry Coordinator when Behold Israel became a non-profit organization in November 2018. She is primarily involved in executing the day-to-day operations pertaining to our Canadian Supporters.

Her love for the Lord and Bible prophecy led her to Behold Israel and it has greatly impacted the course of her life. Her other passion in life is being a part of our Young Adult Discipleship Program, and she serves as the Lord Leads.

Tina is married to Nick and they have two young adult children, Brittney and Nicholas, and reside in British Columbia, Canada.

Joanne Arnott

JOANNE ARNOTT

MINISTRY CARE COORDINATOR

Joanne Arnott was first introduced to Behold Israel on a 2015 Bible Experience Tour and was excited to have an opportunity to serve with the ministry in early 2017. As the Ministry Care Coordinator, she connects people with biblical resources and information to help them draw closer to God.

Joanne has been involved in several ministry roles over the years, but the Lord equipped her with a passion for getting people into the Word of God through discipleship and leading women’s Bible Studies. Joanne is married to Brad, and they have three children, three grandchildren, and reside in the Cincinnati, Ohio area.

Florene Frank

FLORENE FRANK

MINISTRY SUPPORT

Florene Frank is a wife, a mother, and a grandmother and now a great grandmother. She loves God, family, Israel, and serving God through Behold Israel.

Florene plays many important “behind the scenes” roles in her duties as Ministry Support. She assists in the weekly Prayer Meetings, online Scripture reading, Israel tours, and Prophecy Conferences.

Additionally, Florene’s most important role is that of “help meet” to Gale Frank by assisting in donor services, store sales, and many other aspects of Gale’s role in Behold Israel.

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