Lawrence and Louise were both born in South Africa and have been serving the Messiah amongst Jewish people since 1990. Lawrence and Louise are the Co-Founders of Celebrate Messiah Australia and Lawrence works as the Executive Director of Celebrate Messiah Australia.
Lawrence is a Jewish believer in Yeshua who had a traditional Jewish upbringing culminating with his Barmitzvah at the age of thirteen. In 1983, Lawrence and his family emigrated to Australia.
It was in Melbourne that Lawrence came to faith in Messiah. Amazingly at the very same time, Louise, Lawrence’s childhood sweetheart also came to faith in Jesus while still living in South Africa . Lawrence and Louise were married one year later and took up residence in Melbourne. Lawrence and Louise now have four beautiful children.
In 1990, Lawrence and Louise trained and worked in South Africa for five years. In October 1994, the Hirsch family returned from South Africa to take up their vision of sharing the Gospel with Jewish people in Australia. It was in 1995 that Celebrate Messiah was born. Lawrence and Louise have been involved in planting several messianic congregations and have had the privilege of leading many Jewish people to faith in Messiah.
Lawrence is the messianic Rabbi of Beit HaMashiach Messianic Congregation in Melbourne and is also actively involved in mission work in Israel, Russia, New Zealand and South Africa.