Chosen People

Chosen People

Toby and Natalie Mann are missionaries serving in the Washington, D.C. area. Toby earned a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland, and more recently, he received a Master of Divinity in Messianic Jewish Studies from the Charles L. Feinberg Center.

Toby’s parents are both Jewish and believers in Yeshua. Although he grew up in a believing home, he strayed from his faith for many years. When Toby and Natalie met, they decided to rededicate their lives to the Lord. They started attending the congregation in which Toby grew up as well as a Bible study at a local Hispanic church that tremendously impacted their lives.

Although Natalie is not Jewish, she felt a deep connection with learning the Jewish roots of her faith. Toby and Natalie were married in 2013 and began feeling a call to be involved in ministry.

They are from the Washington, D.C. area but moved to Brooklyn so Toby could attend the Feinberg Center. They enjoyed two years in Brooklyn living amid the Orthodox Jewish community. It was an amazing experience in which they grew so much. Since then, Toby has felt a deeper burden and love for his fellow Jewish people. The pandemic brought them back to the Washington, D.C. area, where Toby is now an elder at his home congregation, Son of David.

Toby Bio:

I came on staff with Chosen People Ministries in May of 2018. I serve as a support raised missionary to the Jewish community in the Washington, D.C. area. There are close to 400,000  Jewish people in this area and 99% do not believe that Jesus is the Messiah. My heart and passion is to reach my people with the Good News of Jesus. A verse that I refer to often is  Romans 10:1 – “Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is that they may be  saved.” 

Some of the ways in which the Lord has opened doors to share the Gospel with my people is  through: street evangelism, college campus ministry, building connections with Christians who  have Jewish friends, and the Messianic Jewish congregation I serve at. I also participate in short  term missions trips to NYC in the summer. These trips are usually 1-2 weeks long. I do regular  street outreach where I set up a book table and hand out literature and Bibles that include  Messianic prophecies in the beginning. I also connect with local believers who have  relationships built with Jewish people so I can walk alongside them and be a resource in sharing  the Gospel with their unbelieving Jewish friends. This has been one of the most fruitful ways of  doing Jewish ministry.

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