Pastor Bruce Elman & Suzi Elman

Bruce was born in Washington DC and raised in a traditional Jewish home in the Maryland suburbs.

Becoming successful in building and real estate in the late 1970’sand thru the 1980’s, in partnership with his wife Suzi;  they pursued a typical yuppie lifestyle and career path.

In the mid-80’s,  Suzi came to know Yeshua as her Messiah and as a result, their children came to faith. These events caused Bruce to become very antagonistic.

Yet, through the loving witness of many believers and Bible studies with a Jewish Believer, (Chosen People Ministries Missionary and Messianic Leader Scott Brown), Bruce came to understand the truth of Scripture and accepted Yeshua (Jesus) as his Messiah.

Bruce received his theological training at The Alaska Bible Institute in Homer, Alaska.

He is an ordained Pastor with the Southeast District of the Christian and Missionary Alliance.

He served as a missionary with Chosen People Ministries for 5+ years and has been the Senior Pastor of  L’Chaim Messianic Congregation of the C&MA since May, 2003.

Bruce and Suzi have one son, two married daughters and three grandchildren, all of whom are presently attending and/or serving in their local Messianic Congregations.