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Missionaries


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 also produced a music album, “Praise and Glory,” and several evangelistic videos.


Karl DeSouza

Missionary

Karl deSouza is on staff with Jews for Jesus in Paris, France. He was born in Karachi, Pakistan, and his parents moved to Quebec in Canada when he was a child. It was not until his senior year at Concordia University in Montreal that he came to know Jesus as his Messiah. Since that time, both his parents have come to faith. His mother is from the Bene-Israel Jewish community in India. Karl received his master's degree from Heritage Theological Seminary in Cambridge Ontario. He is married to Kristen, a Korean believer. They have three children.


Lionel Gimelfarb

Missionary Trainee

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 degree in theology in 2012. He continues to be passionate about mission work and is now serving in Paris. He is married to Valérie and they have three awesome boys.