Shalom Friends and welcome to Yeshua HaMashiach Messianic Congregation located in beautiful Mesa, Arizona. Our name itself is foundational to our core belief that Yeshua (Jesus) is HaMashiach (the Messiah) foretold of in the scriptures.
We hope that you can drop by for a visit in our morning Shabbat (Sabbath) service. All are welcome, and we make no requirements that you be Jewish, nor dress in any certain attire to attend. All those, both Jew and Gentile, with a heart for Israel and the Jewish people, will find that they are fellowshipping with likeminded people while visiting our congregation. We are a “discipling covenant community” of believers. We are real people who share our lives, our needs, our struggles. Thus, we lift and build one another through the power of Messiah and His Kingdom. Our congregation is marked by a distinct unity that manifests through the peaceful gathering of Jews and Gentiles worshipping Yeshua as “One New Man” described in Ephesian 2:15 but yet respects the irrevocable call of Jews to maintain a Jewish identity and lifestyle .
Our congregation serves a bridge of unity between Jews and Gentiles and we are often referred to as the "Twin Churches". Our sister congregation, Life's Destiny Church, is a distinctly separate congregation unified in purpose to incorporate teaching of the Hebraic Roots in the Christian faith.
Our Jewish-born leader, Dr. William Hepfner, grew up being referred to as "Little Moses." This Nickname was the result of having been left on a Christian family’s doorstep, in a wicker basket at the age of 3 months (just like Moses was left in the bulrushes at 3 months). Within the following year, the family adopted him. Throughout his lifetime; William attended various denominational churches until he received the Lord in 1980 and became Baptized with the infilling of the Holy Spirit. For the next ten years William grew in the Lord and played his trumpet in every praise band he could find. When not in Church; he preached on street corners.
In the early 90's, William was received into Sweetwater Bible College. In 1993, William graduated and was transferred to Mesa, AZ and became an International Pentecostal Holiness Church (IPHC) Pastor. Because of his passion for the Lord, many people found salvation in Jesus the Messiah. Pastor Hepfner continued to be a vessel used by the Lord with signs and wonders following his ministry with Prophetic revelation, healing, and deliverance; raising the dead. He is very careful to give ‘all credit to the Lord’. He continued to spend many evenings on the streets, ministering to those in need. In 2003, after attending the IPHC’s "Church Planter's School", the IPHC designated Life's Destiny Church as a "Mother Church" wherein they went on to "birth" 6 new Church plants. However, because Pastor Hepfner is Jewish, he believed the Lord was also calling him back to his “Jewish Roots”. In 2006, after a year of Torah (Old Testament) studies, his ministry incorporated services for Messianic Jews on Saturday, naming the ministry, Yeshua HaMashiach Messianic Congregation (YMMC). This new Congregation was added to Dr. Hepfners ministry, in addition to the regular services for Christians on Sunday.
Through Dr. Hepfner's leadership, YMMC became recognized as Member Church of the IPHC organization in 2006. By 2008, after a courtship period with the infamous and mainline organization, Tikkun International, YMMC was also received as a respected mainstream messianic ministry, and voted to become a Member Congregation on the Tikkun America Team of Messianic Congregations.
YMMC therefore respectfully supports Tikkun International's committment to fully embrace the reality and significance of the equipping gifts of the fivefold ministry listed in Ephesians 4:11 – apostle (shaliach), prophet (navi), evangelist (m'baser), pastor (ro’eh), and teacher (moreh). As part of its Holy Spirit emphasis, Tikkun believes that the supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit are essential, especially in these troubled times, for helping believers to build one another up. This includes, not only the gifts that are more clearly supernatural such as prophecy, tongues, interpretation, and the working of miracles, but also those anointing's that are less spectacular such as teaching, exhorting, helps, and administration.
Saturday: Messianic Judaism Services (Shabbat) 10:00am -12ish pm
Sunday: Sunday Hebrew Roots Christian Services 10:30am -12ish pm
Wednesday: Men's & Women's Life Groups (Bible Study) 6:30pm - 8:00 PM
Yom Kippur - Day of Atonement Wednesday Sept 23 6:30pm
Sukkot - Feast of Tabernacles Sunday Sept 27 6:30pm
Chanukah - Festival of Lights Sunday Dec 6 6:30pm
Our Sanctuary with Holy Land Stone from Israel Ark of the Covenant
Yeshua HaMashiach, Messianic Congregation in Mesa, AZ
We have visitors and faithful members from these following cities: Apache Junction, Avondale, Buckeye, Casa Grande, Chandler, Florence, Fountain Hills, Gilbert, Glendale, Maricopa, Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Prescott, Queen Creek, Gold Canyon, San-Tan Valley, Scottsdale, Surprise, Tempe, Tucson,