We are really excited to announce the launch of our global worship initiative - King of Kings Worship!
For many years, King of Kings Ministries has played an instrumental role in the development of worship here in Israel, both in Hebrew and in English. Through King of Kings Worship, we are giving a voice to our ministry family by offering original songs written by our worship team. This team represents our community of worship leaders, musicians and creative production leaders, all of whom have a passion to serve with excellence and to reveal the true face of Yeshua to the nations through worship.
Today we released our very first song "Halleli" written by Birgitta Veksler. The lyrics in Hebrew remind us not to forget the faithfulness of God and they encourage our souls to praise Him, even in the midst of difficult times.
We value and appreciate your prayers and support for this new initiative. We will be releasing more songs in the coming weeks, so please subscribe to our YouTube channel today to stay connected as new projects are made available.
Our Sum of Talented Parts
Ray is our leader and moral compass, our Visionaire, and vocal virtuoso. His greatest desire is to see people growing in their God-given gifts and callings, and to that end, he’s been serving and ministering for over 3 decades, mainly in the US and in Israel. Ray’s professional experience as a creative director, music producer, and really anything sound/production-related - has been a blessing to us and so many others. His secret passion is buying audio plugins.
Yes, he is a techno-geek at heart.
Birgitta is our seasoned tempo meter, making sure everyone ticks and clicks. A local worship leader and songwriter, who has been active on local and international stages from a young age - she participated in “Kochav Nolad”, the Israeli version of “American Idol”. She is a wife to Jakob and a crazy mother to Yoel and Alma. Which makes her the firecracker of our team.
Gabi - our Joker, is full of humor, laughter, comic relief, and always good atmosphere! He was very likely born with drum sticks (and a soccer ball) and started learning from the young age of 6. Whether it’s the Jerusalem Youth Orchestra, “Miqedem” band, or teaching the next generation - Gabi’s spirit is always leading to excellence, innovation, and humility.
Jael S. Kalisher
Jaeli is the engine of the team, keeping everyone in sync, always on time but still groovy. She’s a multi-talented artist with a wise heart, whose passion for worship and people led her to be the director of a local worship center for music and arts “Yuval Arts” in the past decade.
It might come as a surprise to you, but when her hands are not on a keyboard/percussion - they’re on a camera, capturing nature’s worship scene. Or her nephews.
Matan is our youngest member and currently serves in the military. Since he was a toddler he played on all kinds of instruments until zoning in on guitar and learning drums for 6 years. He loves music, singing, writing, playing, drumming, and creating a worship atmosphere for people to encounter God.
If you’re ever feeling down - he’s the one to cheer you up with a silly comment or a goofy smile.
Melissa is “the mother” of our team, apart from her own 2 kids she adores. She has a sensitive nurturing heart that is passionate about both excellence and discipling people towards pure worship. A vocalist, keyboardist, and music educator originally from the USA, she’s led and directed worship schools, camps, and teams in various countries for over 3 decades, but King of Kings Community has always been her favorite home... Right along with all of Jerusalem’s outdoors, and little boutique cafés, that is.
Roman is our newest member! A Jewish-Ukrainian multi-instrumentalist, classically trained and educated, Roman has been serving both in a local church and local artists to get their music out to the world. Today he co-manages the “Music Making For Kids” initiative, with vision and passion to raise the next generation of worshippers. If sports is your thing - Roman is there to get any ball rolling.
Petra is the talented, kind-hearted creative brain of the bunch. A Christian Arab, born and raised in Nazareth, she was involved in various children’s ministries from a young age, a field she developed a deep passion for.
In recent years, after getting her media certificate - she joined the KKM media team, and today serves as its director and the creative (sweet)heart of KKW.
As she possesses all the media content - she holds all the real power.
Tairo is the one not only giving voice to our notes and words, but he also envelopes them all with love, care, and great EQ. He and his family recently moved to Israel from Brazil, so that we all could enjoy his professional ear, sound engineering skill, academic background, and vast experience. His true passion is a good EQ and a better BBQ.
Tom is the voice in the back of our heads, navigating us to safe shores. A British born guitarist with over 16 years of experience and influences from multiple genres, he brings unique sounds and creative touches to any music style he performs - revealing skill and passion, creativity, and vision. Since he’s the quietest of the bunch - he’s also the most likely to surprise you with what he does say.