Rev. Dr. John Tweedie
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Rev. Dr. John Tweedie
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Rev. Dr. John Tweedie B.A., M.Div., D.D.
Chairman Christians for Israel International
Rev. Dr. John Tweedie received a B.A (Psychology) from the University of Guelph in 1977 and a M.Div. (Master of Divinity) from Emmanuel College, University of Toronto in 1980.
In September 2007, he received special recognition for his many years of service to the Christian Church, and for his efforts in support of the people of Israel, when he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree by Canada Christian College.
Ordained to the Christian Ministry in 1980, Dr. Tweedie he
has served congregations in Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario.
He is currently Senior Pastor at New Covenant Christian Fellowship in Brantford, Ontario.
As Dr. Tweedie
began serious study of the Bible, he
became more and more aware of God's love and purposes for Israel - the land, Covenant People and nation.
Thus, Israel and God's unchanging love and purposes for His
Chosen People, as defined by Covenants, became a distinctive of Dr. Tweedie's
ministry, something he
spoke passionately about at every opportunity.
gained a reputation among peers as a pro-Israel Christian pastor and leader.
for Israel Canada
Because of this concern for the well-being of the people of Israel, Dr. Tweedie
was asked in 1997 to help establish a Canadian branch office of Christians
for Israel International - a European-based ministry established in 1979 for the benefit of Israel and Jewish people.
The series, which was filmed in Canada and on location in Israel, features Dr. Tweedie
teaches on a broad range of subjects including the evil of anti-Semitism.
In 2008, C4I Canada released its second DVD series entitled, Israel: A Journey through Time.
Filmed entirely on location in Israel, the new series offers a historic and biblical overview of Israel from Abraham's divine call to Israel's ongoing struggle to survive as a Jewish homeland in the hostile environment that is the Middle East.
Dr. Tweedie continues to serve as the Canadian Branch Chairman while also holding the position of Chairman of Christians for Israel International, an appointment he received in Nov. 2005.
Having visited Israel for the first time in 1980, he
also continues to lead solidarity tours to the land as a means of raising awareness among Christians
concerning Israel's right to exist as a Jewish nation within secure borders.
The tours are a tangible way for Christians
to express solidarity with Jewish people.
This was especially true for tours which occurred during the Intifada (2000-2005).
In June 2002, at the height of the Intifada, Dr. Tweedie
was one of several Christian leaders who participated in a joint solidarity tour to Israel co-sponsored by Christians
for Israel and B'nai Brith Canada.
For three years, 2003-2006, and as yet another way of standing with the Jewish community, Dr. Tweedie
was a featured guest each Sunday morning on Zelda Young's Toronto-based Shalom radio program where he
offered weekly comment and words of encouragement from a Christian perspective to the primarily Jewish listening audience.
has spoken in synagogues and at various Jewish venues and has been a plenary speaker at Toronto's Annual Meeting of Yad VaShem
's 'Holocaust and Martyrs' Memorial.' He
continues to serve as an honorary member of the Board of Governors of Yad VaShem