About our Rabbi
Rabbi Paul Collins was born and raised in Ottumwa, Iowa. He married Sally (our rebbetzin) in 1982 in Pekin, Illinois, and together they have three children (Josh, Danielle and Melissa). Rabbi Paul and Rebbetzin Sally acceppted Yeshua as Messiah in 1983, and their lives were radically changed by the Ruach HaKodesh in 1997.
Rabbi Paul was raised in a non-practicing Jewish home, in a small Jewish community in Ottumwa with a deep Jewish identity. In roughly 1997, before finding Messianic Judaism, he became involved in a local Motorcycle Ministry. Just a couple of years later Paul and Sally were introduced to Messianic Judaism through a local Messianic Synagogue. Rabbi Paul immediately felt more at home than ever before in his walk with the Lord, and it was through this congregation that he finally came full circle in his Jewish faith and identity, founded completely in Yeshua.
Rabbi Paul has been the rabbi of Beit Israel Messianic Synagogue since its inception.
Their three children are now scattered around the country. Their son Josh, the oldest of the three, lives with his wife in Pekin, Illinois. Danielle, their middle child, lives in Loxley, Alabama and her husband is the rabbi of Congregation Mayim Chayim, a Messianic Synagogue in Daphne, Alabama, and is also the son of a Messianic Jewish rabbi. Melissa, their youngest, now lives in Colorado and is married to a Sherriffs Deputy, who is David's brother, and thus also a son of a Messianic Jewish rabbi.
They currently have five beautiful grandchildren, with plenty of room in their hearts for more.
Rabbi Paul is also the President and co-founder of The Remnant MMC (www.theremnantmmc.com), a Messianic Jewish motorcycle club.
His sole desire is to see all Israel came to faith in Yeshua, the Promised Messiah (Romans 11:26).