Telling Jewish People about Jesus since 1842


 “Telling Jewish People about Jesus since 1842.”

CWI is an interdenominational evangelistic society committed to sharing the Good News of Jesus the Messiah with the Jewish people. Like the apostle Paul, we reason from the Hebrew Scriptures to demonstrate and prove that the Messiah must suffer and rise from the dead and that Jesus is the Messiah, the Saviour of the world promised through the ancient Jewish prophets.

We believe that to preach the Good News of Jesus to everyone but the Jews is an act of spiritual anti-Semitism.

Who We Are

Director of Ministry

Rev Stephen Atkinson moved from Northern Ireland in June 2012 to develop and promote the work of CWI in North America. He is also a PCA Pastor at Covenant Presbytery ‘Ministering Out of Bounds’.

Having served as a minister for 18 years, and as CWI’s Ireland Secretary since 2004, as Director of Ministry in the USA, Stephen’s labors include driving (often literally!) the nationwide operations of CWI (NA), teaching in churches, connecting with pastors, and developing resources that will enable churches and Christians to reach their Jewish neighbors.

42% of the world’s Jewish population lives in the USA. It is CWI's desire that our ministry will grow with an increasing staff of preacher, teachers and evangelists in Jewish areas, that we will be a help in training local churches in sensitive Jewish evangelism, and that we will grow a nationwide network of supporters who are able to fund and pray for this vital ministry among God’s ancient people.


Executive Board:

Rev David Strain (Chair), Rev Joseph Steinberg, Rev Roger Collins, Ben Shaddox, Mr Dick Haffenden, Dr Derek Thomas, Pastor Tony Mattia, Rev Doug Nystrom, Rev Iain Wright


Advisory Board:

Dr J Ligon Duncan III (Chancellor, Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, MS)

Dr R Albert Mohler Jr (President, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY)



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North America  |  2019