Ministry Staff

Our ministry staff is committed to advancing the message of Yeshua the Jewish Messiah and making disciples that can shine His light forth in the world. In the words of Rav Sha’ul (Paul), ‘we are not ashamed of the Good News, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who trusts – to the Jew first and also to the gentile’.

 

 

Jude and Jennifer Caracelo, Rabbi and Rebbitzen

Rabbi Jude Caracelo is originally from New York and grew up in Brevard County, FL.  He came to know Yeshua as his messiah at the age of 16, and shortly thereafter his family started attending Kol Mashiach .  In July of 2012, Jude was ordained and became the Assistant Rabbi under Rabbi Alan Levine until God opened the door to move to Savannah, GA where he and his wife planted Keren Ohr Messianic Synagogue in 2014. Rabbi Jude was the senior rabbi at Keren Ohr until 2019 when God called the family back to Florida and Kol Mashiach.
 
Jude is an Italian Jew – a descendant of conversos (Jews that were forceably converted to Catholicism).  Conversos publicly became Catholics but still retained their Jewish traditions and heritage in secret for fear of persecution.  Today, many Spanish and Italian people are rediscovering their lost Jewish ancestry.  These events are a fulfillment of God’s Word.  Over and over again, God warned His people that they would be “scattered throughout the nations,” yet He also promises to “regather them as a people.”
 
Jude is married to Jennifer, also a Messianic Jew and the founder of Neshama, a ministry for Messianic women.  She currently works as the social media and graphics coordinator for various synagogues.  Together, they have seven children.  The Caracelos have each worked in Messianic ministry for over 25 years in various capacities, serving as youth leaders, music leaders, and teachers.
 
 
 

Tony, Youth Leader

Having been raised in the Messianic movement, and after coming to faith in his early teens, Tony has a passion to see young people zealous for Messiah. In addition to youth ministry, Tony is one half of the Billboard recording duo Hazakim, as well as a speaker, Bible teacher, and Grammy Recording Academy member. Tony has dedicated more than 15 years of his life teaching and sharing the Word with a special emphasis on eschatology and Messianic Jewish apologetics. During his years of speaking Tony has taught classes at Moody Bible’s Institute’s annual Legacy Conference, YMJA retreats, and has shared at numerous congregations and Bible schools.