Wayne Wilks Jr. is the President of the Messianic Jewish Bible Institute (MJBI). The MJBI was birthed under the leadership and cooperation of several ministries in 1996 after the unprecedented response of Jewish people to Yeshua in the former USSR. The purpose of the MJBI is to train leaders for Messianic Jewish congregations and Jewish ministry as well as educate the Church on God’s heart for the Jewish people.
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Although not Jewish, Wayne had a calling and heart to serve the Jewish people years before the MJBI opportunity arose. Before the MJBI, he served 10 years as one of the pastors and elders of Shady Grove Church (now Gateway Church) in the Dallas, Texas, area. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of North Texas in College Teaching, a M.A. in Speech Communication from Oklahoma State University, and a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Abilene Christian University. He has also done graduate work in Preaching at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and in Biblical Geography at the University of the Holy Land in Jerusalem. Wayne has a wife, Bonnie, and one daughter, Julia. They reside in Texas and travel internationally representing the MJBI.