Dr. Jay Christianson (Senior Pastor)

Ordained in 1991, Reverend Jay Christianson has been faithfully serving in pastoral

and teaching ministry since his Ordination. Pastor Jay is the Senior Pastor at Issachar Community.

He first became excited about the Hebraic heritage of Christianity in 1986. He is a pastor, teacher, worship leader, speaker, tour leader, independent researcher, Jewish-Christian Dialogue participant, and outspoken advocate for Israel and the Jewish community.

Pastor Jay is an enthusiastic teacher who focuses on understanding the Bible from the original Hebraic-Jewish context. He is known for his work in Inter-Church cooperation and Interfaith understanding between Christians and Jews.

Reverend Jay Christianson holds a Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Studies (North Central University), a Bachelor of Arts (University of Minnesota), a Master of Arts in Judeo-Christian Synergism (Masters International University of Divinity), and a Doctor of Philosophy in Biblical Studies (Master’s International University of Divinity).

Pastor Jay and his wife, Jeanne, have four children and reside in Burnsville, Minnesota

Jay Rosengren (Elder)

Jay joined Issachar Community in 2017. He is an avid student of the Bible, and loves to learn about the Jewish Roots of our Faith in order to understand the Bible more fully.

Jay and his wife, Carol, 

Dan Darrow (Elder)


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