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.

Thanksgiving: so much more than a food fest!
November 1, 2019
Author: David Brickner

Find out why the spirit of Thanksgiving is so important to the health and well-being of the church.

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The Gospel in Yom Kippur Prayers
September 18, 2019
Author: David Brickner

Discover Jewish prayers that will remind you of gospel grace!

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Opposition Equals Opportunity
August 5, 2019
Author: David Brickner

It might not feel like it, but every knock can actually be a boost. Here’s an example that we hope will encourage you.

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He Must Increase and I Must Decrease
August 1, 2019
Author: David Brickner

John the Baptist was onto something that will help us face whatever changes come our way. Find out more.

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Tough Questions to Help Soften Our Hearts
Author: David Brickner

God can use your honest answers to these questions to transform your life. Breathe, pray, and read more.

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Almost Persuaded? Being Content With Our Role in God’s Plan of Salvation
July 1, 2019
Author: David Brickner

David Brickner’s perspective on sharing the gospel is liberating – and absolutely scriptural.

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Pentecost: A Reason to Remember
May 1, 2019
Author: David Brickner

How looking back can help us move forward.

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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: jerusalem, christmas, 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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