History of Chosen People Ministries in Germany
Although the Jewish population in Germany was virtually nonexistent from the end of World War II until the early 1990s, there are now more than 200,000 Jewish people there. Most of these are Russian immigrants.
In response to this significant demographic development, Vladimir Pikman, a young believer from Kiev, and his wife, Inna, began ministry in Berlin in 1995. Shortly thereafter, Horst Stresow, a longtime supporter and friend of the Jewish people, joined Vladimir and Inna in formally establishing Beit Sar Shalom, Chosen People Ministries’ branch in Germany.
In 2006, the Mission fulfilled a long-held dream for a Messianic center in Berlin when Chosen People Ministries acquired a facility just ten minutes away from where Adolf Hitler and his generals formulated “The Final Solution” for the extermination of the Jewish people.
Chosen People Ministries’ work in Berlin continues to be anchored by the Messianic congregation there, which meets in the new facility. In addition to regular Sabbath services, there are also weekly Bible studies, an active youth group, and well-attended special events, particularly during the High Holidays and Passover.
Chosen People Ministries has established a presence in a number of other important German cities, including Munich, Düsseldorf, Heidelberg Frankfurt, Potsdam, Würzburg, Aachen and Osnabrück.