Concerned and confused about recent events in Israel and the Middle East?
One of the most effective ways to support Israel and to educate yourself and your church is to have a CUFI speaker come to your community to discuss the current situation. CUFI speakers provide dynamic presentations that will open your community’s eyes to the Biblical reasons why and how they should stand with Israel. An honorarium is not expected. We do request that an offering is received on behalf of CUFI to help offset travel costs and materials.
Possible topics (we will tailor to your needs):
- Biblical support for the state of Israel
- A standing with Israel Meeting
- A Middle East Briefing
- Supporting Israel on College Campuses
- Developing “A Night To Honor Israel” for your community
Please note the speaker for your state:
National Outreach Director
Western Regional Coordinator
AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, OR, UT, WA, WY
In 2006, Pastor John Hagee invited Randy to become CUFI’s first full-time grassroots organizer. In this position, Randy pioneered the programming and procedures that have since been implemented nationally to grow CUFI into the largest pro-Israel organization in America. Randy came to CUFI with over a decade of experience in educating Christians about the Biblical mandate to support Israel, the history of Christian anti-Semitism, and political activism in the faith community. Randy has served on the Northwest board of the America Israel Public Affairs Committee, and is among the most sought after Christian speakers on the topic of Israel and Christian support for the Jewish State. According to Israel Defense Force Col. and Vice Commander Bentzi Gruber: “Randy gives important facts about Israel that even many Israelis do not know.”
Central Regional Coordinator
AL, AR, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MI, MN, MS, MO, ND, NE, OH, OK, SD, TN, TX, WI
Pastor Lyndon Allen serves as CUFI’s Central Regional Coordinator. He has ministered in Nashville, Tennessee for over a decade. #Since working as a recording artist in the mid-90’s, Allen has served in a variety of capacities including in the publishing, banking, telecommunications and pharmaceutical industries. Since 2003, Allen has worked as a lay minister and teacher, specializing in pastoral marriage counseling. In 2011, Allen launched Total Life Victory, an organization dedicated to teaching about the importance of the Hebraic foundation of the Church and the Kingdom of God. Allen has been to Israel several times on governmental and spiritual tours, leading scores of pastors to the Holy Land. He hosts a weekly video podcast— Total Life Victory LIVE. #Allen holds a degree from Biola University in La Mirada, CA in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in Biblical Studies and Apologetics. He and his wife Sharyl are the proud parents of four adult children.”
Pastor Victor Styrsky
National Outreach Director
Eastern Regional Coordinator
CT, DE, FL, GA, ME, MD, MA, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, SC, VT, VA, WV, Washington, D.C.
Victor Styrsky has been a pastor, music director, and pro-Israel activist in Northern California for more than thirty years, and is the author of “Honest to God — The 10 Questions Jews Ask Christians.” Pastor Styrsky is Christians United for Israel’s Eastern Regional Coordinator, having assumed this position after serving several years as CUFI’s California Director. He is a frequent speaker at AIPAC, the Zionist Organization of America, college campuses, synagogues, churches and other pro-Israel organizations across the nation.
Pastor Dumisani Washington
CUFI Diversity Outreach Coordinator
Dumisani Washington is a pastor, composer, author and music teacher in Northern California. Dumisani’s Israel journey began in the early 1990s in a quest to better understand the roots of his Christian faith. The trek became cultural as he studied the Jewish Diaspora and became intrigued by Israel’s multi-ethnic identity; and the return of the Diaspora from Ethiopia, India/Burma, Kaifeng and the world. Dumisani’s first book, ZIONISM & THE BLACK CHURCH: Why Standing With Israel Will Be a Defining Issue for Christians of Color in the 21st Century was released September 2014. Dumisani’s production company (June 25th Music) first album, The Hebrew Project, Vol. 1: From Beyond the Rivers, is a musical/cultural stand with the nation of Israel Dumisani is a graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and director of The Zion Academy of Music in Stockton, CA. Dumisani is senior pastor of the Congregation of Zion in Stockton. He and his wife, Valerie, have been married for 26 years, and have six children ages 14 to 25.
Middle East Analyst
Kasim Hafeez is a British citizen of Pakistani Muslim heritage who grew up being exposed to radical Anti-Western, Anti-Semitic and Anti-Israel ideas on a daily basis. During his teenage years Kasim embraced a radical Islamist ideology and became very active in the anti-Israel movement. Thankfully Alan Dershowitz’s book ‘The Case for Israel’ challenged Kasim’s fundamental beliefs and caused him to undertake a period of research and reflection that led him to Israel in 2007. Witnessing the true nature of the Jewish state changed Kasim’s perception of Israel. He felt a moral obligation to publically speak out for Israel and the dangers of radical Islam. He has spoken all over the world including the 2013 Global Forum on Combatting Anti-Semitism. Kasim has appeared on radio and television and print media.
Rev. Peter De Jesus
Hispanic Outreach Coordinator
Rev. Peter De Jesus, born to parents from the Caribbean Island of Puerto Rico, is an ordained minister of Cornerstone Church and ministers under the spiritual covering of Senior Pastor John Hagee and Executive Pastor Matthew Hagee. From 2008 to 2016, together with his wife Mildred, Peter served Cornerstone Church as youth pastor, college and career young adults pastor, pastoral counselor and evangelist. In 2017, Rev. De Jesus joined CUFI’s staff leadership as the National Hispanic Outreach Coordinator in addition to continuing the evangelistic ministry of De Jesus Ministries. Peter and Mildred are both Puerto Rican and bilingual, and they minister together throughout the U.S. and beyond. They and their three children reside in the greater Dallas, Texas area.
Co-Executive Director of Christians United for Israel (CUFI)
Prior to this position, Shari was CUFI’s Associate Director for 11 years. Before CUFI, Shari served as the Assistant Director of The Donor Forum, as the Officer for Inter-Religious Affairs at the Embassy of Israel in Washington, DC, and a Foreign Policy Research Associate at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). Shari holds a Masters in Public Administration from George Mason University and a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Politics and Islamic/Middle Eastern Studies from Brandeis University. At Brandeis, Shari wrote her senior thesis on Christian Zionists’ Impact on U.S. Foreign Policy.
Host of CUFI’s weekly show The Watchman
The Watchman, a news magazine-style program that offers commentary, analysis, on-the-ground reporting, and interviews with top American and Israeli decision makers that airs on TBN. Stakelbeck has interviewed numerous lawmakers and world leaders as well as radical Islamic terrorists. Stakelbeck has authored three critically acclaimed books on radical Islam his latest, ISIS Exposed. Stakelbeck has made hundreds of appearances as a commentator on leading national television and radio programs and his writings have appeared in numerous publications.