Joshua Turnil

Joshua Turnil

Branch Leader

Joshua Turnil is the leader of the Paris branch of Jews for Jesus. Josh will fill you in on what is happening in Jewish evangelism in France. Joshua was born in New York and has a bachelors degree in French literature. His wife, Delphine, who is French, has a degree in American literature. He has three children, Ilan, Lilya and Levia. Josh has participated and produced 5 albums of music including “Praise and Glory” and most recently “Shoresh”. Among the many video projects he has produced, is “Ruth Gottlieb, a poignant life”.

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Lionel Gimelfarb

Lionel Gimelfarb

Missionary

Lionel was born in Lausanne, Switzerland to a multicultural family with his Jewish father being from Argentina and his mother from a Swiss/English background. He came to the Messiah in 2003 and began full time missionary work in Switzerland two years later. Lionel received a bachelor’s degree in theology in 2012. He continues to be passionate about mission work and is now serving in Paris. Lionel is also a qualified fitness instructor and used sports and fitness to reach out to young and old alike during Behold Your God Jerusalem in 2018. He continues to use it in ministry today through his online show “Fit and Faith”. He is married to Valérie and they have three awesome boys named Marc, Luca, and Noa.

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Delphine Turnil

Delphine Turnil

Missionary

Delphine grew up in a secular Jewish home and came to faith later in life after attending a Billy Graham crusade. She was one of thousands that stood up at the altar call. Delphine never quite understood her Jewishness until coming to work with Jews for Jesus. That was one of the motivating factors for her interest in the mission. Jews for Jesus is where she met her husband Joshua. Delphine has a master’s degree in American Literature from the Sorbonne in Paris.

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Geneviève Wittmann

Geneviève Wittmann

Communications Director

Geneviève is the Communications Director for Jews for Jesus in France. She was formerly the Director of International Publications for the prestigious Larousse publishing company. Geneviève is not a missionary, but God uses her greatly to bring Jewish contacts through a very unique ministry to Jewish people (monthly gatherings in her home). Geneviève speaks 4 languages, including Hebrew and Russian! She works on Jews for Jesus social networks, organizing ministry events, and being a direct line between Jews for Jesus and many churches..

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