Joel Chernoff is perhaps best known as one of the pioneers of Messianic Jewish music. For 20 years he was lead singer and songwriter for the music group LAMB. It is through the music ministry of Lamb that Messianic music gained a wide international audience. Lamb, whose recordings have sold over 600,000 copies, has produced 14 Messianic Jewish recordings many of which have reached “Top 10” status on the contemporary religious charts. He has also recently recorded and released two new solo national recordings from Galilee of the Nations entitled, “The Restoration of Israel” and “Come Dance With Me.” His most recent release, also from Galilee of the Nations and distributed by Integrity Music in 2005 is a new Lamb recording titled “The Sacrifice.”
Besides music, Joel has a lifelong passion and commitment to prophetic ministry and work of Messianic Judaism. Simplky put, the Messianic Jewish movement’s objective is the prophetic physical and spiritual restoration of Israel. Messianic Judaism is a worldwide revival of Jewish people who have returned to and embraced Yeshua (Jesus) as their Messiah. Since 1967, the Messianic Jewish movement is the fastest growing stream of Jewish religious life in the world today.
Joel is an internationally known speaker on Messianic and Biblically prophetic topics, such as the Final Arab/Israel War.
Joel has many different roles within the Messianic movement; he is the General Secretary of the Messianic Jewish Alliance of America (MJAA), and Vice President of the International Messianic Jewish Alliance (IMJA).
Since 1915, the Messianic Jewish Alliance of America is the single largest association of Messianic Jewish and Gentile believers in Yeshua in the world. In his role as General Secretary of the MJAA Joel is responsible for providing over $85 million worth of humanitarian aid to Israel; creating means for needy Russian Jews to make aliyah or immigrate to Israel; as well as dig fresh water wells and coordinate humanitarian aid efforts to reach more than 50 third world villages of Messianic Jewish people in Ethiopia.
You can find all of Joel’s recordings at his website: