Yossi (Joseph) Ovadia was born in Haifa, Israel to an Orthodox Jewish family. His father worked in the Rabbinate, the State’s official Jewish religion authority, as a Mohel (circumciser), a Cantor, and a Bar Mitzvah teacher.

Yossi came to know the Lord as Personal Savior in 1983, and in 1988 he received the Lord’s call to serve as pastor in Karmiel at the Way Congregation.

He is a leader in the Arab/Jewish reconciliation ministries, serves as a teacher at ‘Lech Lecha’ (‘Go Forth’), an Israeli Discipleship institute. Yossi is a member of the National Board of Messianic Pastors.