Rabbi Mike Becker and his wife Fran became believers in Messiah in June of 1968 during the revival of the "Jesus Revolution.
(The Jesus Revolution swept across the United States from 1967 to the middle of the 1970s.) Soon after, God led them to enroll in Bible School.
Upon graduation, they began their ministry with a Jewish mission in Chicago, Illinois, the American Messianic Fellowship.
Through this work they became part of the rebirth of the modern Messianic Jewish movement.
In 1975, Mike
, along with several others started Congregation B'nai Maccabim
Rabbi Mike was instrumental in the forming of the first union of Messianic Jewish congregations, the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations (UMJC) was established in 1978.
In 1993, while Senior Rabbi at B'nai, Rabbi Mike started working in the Former Soviet Union as chaplain of an outreach festival in St. Petersburg, Russia.
In April of 1994, he
requested and was granted a one year sabbatical to plant a Messianic Jewish congregation in Moscow, Russia.
Rabbi Mike recently stepped down as the Associate Rabbi at B'nai, where he continues to serve as a Zaken.
Rabbi Mike is currently the President of "God's Grace," an organization concerned with raising funds for humanitarian aid to impoverished Jewish people living in the former Soviet Union and Israel.
wife Fran have been married for over 43 years.
They have a son, Michael
, Jr., and a daughter Rochelle.