What surprised JoAnn most of all is that soon after she began her work in the region God birthed in her a heart for the women of the Middle East and especially Muslim women. “I was not in the least attracted to them and their needs but soon God broke my heart for them. I was truly able to see them through our Father’s eyes.”
This led JoAnn to launch a ministry for Women in the Middle East named Not Forgotten. The team has ministered in Israel, Egypt, Gaza, The West Bank, Jordan, Lebanon, Afghanistan, India and right here in the United States. The ministry reaches out to all women of the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia but specifically is called to reach Muslim women with the love of Christ.
JoAnn leads expeditions for women to the region and speaks in many churches and women’s groups throughout North America. Her goal is to inspire women to have a heart for Muslim women and to be Jesus to them. She often surprises congregations when she comes out in a burqa as Shazadah from Afghanistan or Dori from Saudi Arabia.
JoAnn is also the guest on various national radio programs such as the Moody radio network with Chris Fabry, and Charles Dyer. She also co-wrote Breakthrough-The Return of Hope to the Middle East with Tom. Worship and prayer is the heart of JoAnn’s life along with a deep love for her family.
Christopher Mantei serves as president of Wings of the Eagle, an online Christian resource networking the needs of the saints in 20 countries across the globe, linking believers to fellowship in areas hostile to the gospel. As host of Wings of the Eagle Radio, Christopher emerses his listeners in the messianic prophetic message found in the Bible. Christopher has worked with Voice of the Martyrs and Armageddon News, and is currently creating an immersive, online course called “The End Times For Beginners”.
Christopher has served as campaign manager and organizer for several national political candidates. Originally from the NYC area, he currently resides with his wife and two children in the Philadelphia area.
Misha Goetz For the past 10 years Misha has been a worshipper who has dedicated her life to the art of music and the ministry of worship.
Growing up as the only child to modern day psalmist Marty Goetz and his wife Jennifer, Misha’s earliest memories formed in Nashville behind the piano where she composed her first recorded song at the age of eight. “As a Messianic Jew, my dream is to unite Christian and Jew in worship of the Holy One of Israel,” says Misha. Her style of worship builds upon decades of her father’s ministry and yet incorporates her own youthful style and anointing.
Her first full-length album, Weight of Glory, was released summer 2013 to critical acclaim. Her debut album is a blend of Messianic and Christian worship styles with most of the songs written and produced by Misha herself. Above all, Misha’s desire is that her music would penetrate to the heart and usher people into the presence of the Adonai. Her heart is to see a generation touched and transformed through surrender in worship.
Misha currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband Joshua Hoyt, and their first child, Caleb Vincent Hoyt. She is currently working on her sophomore album entitled L’dor V’dor (From Generation to Generation) 2017.
Marty Goetz has been called a ‘Modern Day Psalmist’. His songs are scriptures beautifully set to music, leaving listeners spiritually moved, inspired and edified.
Marty became a ‘Jew born anew’ when, provoked by the increasing number of ‘born agains’ in his life, he began reading the Bible, “looking for loopholes”. A few short weeks later, sitting alone one night on a friend’s balcony, he realized with certainty that “the Jesus of the New Testament was the Messiah my Jewish people have been longing for.”
He has been recording music steadily since 1985, and today lives outside of Nashville, Tennessee with his wife Jennifer, who also is a Jewish believer in Jesus. They have one married daughter, Misha, who is herself, a worship leader and recording artist and a new grandson, Caleb Vincent Hoyt!