David Brickner | San Francisco

Executive Director, Missionary

David Brickner is executive director of Jews for Jesus. David oversees the world-wide ministry from its headquarters in San Francisco. David received his Master’s degree in Missiology with a concentration in Jewish Evangelism and Judaic Studies from the Fuller School of World Mission. He has authored several books, and has been interviewed on national television shows such as Larry King Live. David’s daughter Ilana is a graduate of Biola. His son Isaac is on the missionary staff of Jews for Jesus. Isaac and his wife Shaina have one daughter, Nora, and a son, Levy, which makes David part of the grandparent club, a membership he is very proud of. See more here.

Jews for Jesus in Jerusalem: Season Two
April 10, 2019
Author: David Brickner

Find out how thousands of conversations in 2018 led to these fruits in 2019.

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The Great Innovator: God’s Redemption Defies Expectation
March 19, 2019
Author: David Brickner

God defies human expectations as He meets the deepest human needs, and invites His people to do likewise. That’s why innovation and creativity are a must when it comes to making the gospel known.

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He has put eternity in our hearts
February 14, 2019
Topics: eternal life
Author: David Brickner

What is the gift, the mystery and the promise of Eternity? (Hint: it’s not cologne). In times of loss, what we believe about eternity comes to the surface.

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Christians’ responses to anti-Semitism: the worst and the best
January 18, 2019
Topics: anti-semitism
Author: David Brickner

Entire Christian denominations have abandoned God’s call to share the good news with Jewish people. They may believe they are fighting anti-Semitism but could it be that they are unintentionally promoting a subtler form of it?

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What Will Happen This Year? A New Year’s reflection
December 11, 2018
Author: David Brickner

Jews for Jesus executive director writes frankly about what awaits in 2019.

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Joy to Jerusalem: A Christmas Reflection
November 13, 2018
Topics: christmas, jerusalem, joy
Author: David Brickner

Most people confuse joy with feelings of satisfaction and personal well-being based on favorable circumstances or fun occasions. But circumstances can change and occasions can disappoint. Joy is different.

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Figs for Jesus: what about that curse?
October 22, 2018
Author: David Brickner

The incident of Jesus and the fig tree is controversial and has generated heated debates. Find out what Jews for Jesus executive director thinks about it.

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The Perspective Corrective: if you need a reason to be thankful
September 17, 2018
Topics: gratitude
Author: David Brickner

Jews for Jesus executive director offers some surprising thoughts about gratitude just in time for Thanksgiving.

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What’s New in the (Jewish) New Year?
August 27, 2018
Author: David Brickner

David Brickner invites you to celebrate the Jewish New Year as well as the new things God is doing in Jews for Jesus.

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Leaders Matter: Jews for Jesus team at the top
July 24, 2018
Author: David Brickner

Thanks to God and those who pray and support us, Jews for Jesus has grown. That growth has opened up new leadership needs and opportunities, and we are eager to introduce you to the leaders who are taking on new roles in our ministry!

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Two Hebrew Words that Jews for Jesus Wants You to Know
June 19, 2018
Author: David Brickner

We are finding ways to integrate projects that we launched in Jerusalem into our ministry worldwide!

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Beginning in Jerusalem: The Big Reveal!
May 31, 2018
Author: David Brickner

We just celebrated a very special Shavuot—one unlike any in the history of Jews for Jesus! Find out what happened this past Shavuot and what made it historic for our ministry.

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For Zion’s sake: the significance of Jerusalem
April 19, 2018
Topics: jerusalem
Author: David Brickner

What is the significance of Jerusalem? Read a clear and concise reflection by David Brickner, Jews for Jesus executive director.

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Anchors: the Jews for Jesus strategy
March 29, 2018
Author: David Brickner

Anchors are important to the mission of any ship for stability in a storm, or to hold steady while unloading precious cargo.  Jews for Jesus also has specific anchors that help us with our mission.

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Jews for Jesus: Our Approach
March 1, 2018
Author: David Brickner

Jews for Jesus: Our Approach Over the last two months I have shared with you our recently refreshed Jews for Jesus mission statement and core values. This month I am writing about our approach. Our approach has been the same all along, but we’ve never formalized a...

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What Makes Us Tick?
February 1, 2018
Author: David Brickner

What Makes Us Tick? Last month I shared our newly refreshed Jews for Jesus mission statement: “We relentlessly pursue God’s plan for the salvation of the Jewish people.” We’ve also refreshed our core values as we reexamined what makes us tick—what is at the heart of...

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A three-in-one festival
January 26, 2018
Author: David Brickner

A three-in-one festival You probably know that November 28 is Thanksgiving… but did you know it is also the first day (and second night) of Hanukkah? These two holidays coincided only once before (125 years ago). And they will not do so again until the year...

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What will you refresh in the New Year? (See our new mission statement.)
January 1, 2018
Author: David Brickner

How and why has Jews for Jesus changed the wording of our mission statement?

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The Best Gift Ever: A Meaningful December Tradition
December 1, 2017
Author: David Brickner

Find out how David Brickner’s father instilled in his children a sense of anticipation and wonder at Christmas.

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God Chose You—To Be Fruitful!
November 1, 2017
Topics: evangelism
Author: David Brickner

When God works in and through us by the power of His Holy Spirit, the result is supernatural and eternal fruit! What does that mean for you?

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