Bob Mendelsohn

Bob Mendelsohn Sydney

Australian Ambassador

Bob Mendelsohn served as the director of Jews for Jesus in Australia and New Zealand for 25 years. He now spends half the year in Nashville and half in Sydney. He grew up as an Orthodox Jew in Kansas City, became a university drop out, and looked for the meaning of life in the counterculture of the 1960s. He found meaning and relevance in Jesus, which caused him much trouble in his local community, but he says, “It was worth the cost.” Bob pastored a church he planted, then taught high school mathematics before he began working with Jews for Jesus in 1979.

In his Jews for Jesus career (45 years) he has served as the leader of our ministry work in Washington, DC and New York City before moving to found our work in Sydney in 1998. Bob and his wife, Patty, both graduated from the University of Kansas and Fuller Seminary. They have three adult children and six grandsons.
Read Bob’s story here.