John Metzger

John Metzger

Professor of Messianic Jewish Studies
  • Ariel Ministries Missionary
  • Masters in Biblical Studies, Lancaster Bible College, 2004
  • B.A., Washington Bible College, 1970
  • Course work at Tyndale Theological Seminary


John came to faith at the age of 14 (July 23rd, 1960 to be precise) through the ministry of the Christian Youth Crusade held at Riverdale Baptist Church in Riverdale, Md. At the age of 16 (December 1962) he dedicated his life to full time service at the National Teen Convention (Youth for Christ) held that year in Washington, D.C. During his teen years John was grounded in the Scriptures through the faithful ministry of J. Albert Ford, the first pastor of Mclean Bible Church, Mclean, VA.

John’s ministry experience led him into Child Evangelism Fellowship as a Field Representative and then a County Director, the pastor of a Bible church, director of an Indian Bible Institute (also as the Interim Pastor at Grace Baptist Church, Salamanca, NY), and into Jewish ministries during the past 14 years. He also worked in the secular world for 15 years for Yellow Freight Systems and Lancaster Newspapers. Currently John and his wife, Sharon are serving with Ariel Ministries and reside in Charlotte, North Carolina.

John met Sharon while attending Washington Bible College and married in 1968, they have been married for 46 years with two married sons and 12 grandchildren.

John’s education includes a BA from Washington Bible College in Lanham, MD graduating in 1970. He earned his Masters in Biblical Studies in 2004 from Lancaster Bible College Graduate School in Lancaster, PA. John is currently taking courses from Tyndale Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He also has attended Camp Shoshanah for 14 years and sat under the teaching of Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum as well as taking a 5-week study tour with Arnold to Israel in 1998.

John is the author of these recommended books:
  • Discovering the Mystery of the Unity of God (2010), a revision of the original work entitled “The Tri-unity of God is Jewish” (2005)
  • God in Eclipse (2013)
  • Israel’s Only Hope: The New Covenant (2015)