Thank you for taking the time to check out our ministry Shalom Revolution!
(The Ministry of Joe Franco & Michelle Gold, married 24 years)
Our vision is to awaken a contagious passion for Yeshua (Jesus in Hebrew) and for proclaiming the good news of the Messiah to Jewish people and gentiles worldwide. We do this through music, testimony and teaching. We have seen how discovering & embracing the Jewish roots of the Christain Faith is always enriching. It draws us closer to the Lord. (James 4:8) Finding our foundations also fulfills God's plan to equip & empower believers to be a light to the nations. (Mathew 28:19)
Our greatest inspiration comes from the book of Romans 10:1 in the Bible, which says, "Brothers, my heart's desire and prayer to God for the Israelites is that they may be saved." This is our hope and prayer as well.
ABOUT US (Short Version)
Joe and I have had the privilege of ministering together for over 23 years now at churches, congregations, and outreaches throughout the United States, El Salvador, Europe, and Israel. We were both born in Brooklyn, NY, and were married in 1999. I like to think of Joe as a modern-day "Ezra" because he is able to teach and mentor in a way that both young and old alike enjoy, His words are always filled with love and his pastoral heart is evident.
Since coming to faith when he was 15, Joe has held long-term positions in ministry from youth pastor to cell group pastor to missions coordinator. He also acted as road manager and group leader for the well-known Liberated Wailing Wall Music Tour (traveling music and drama team). Joe was licensed as a minister by Pastor Alex Rivera, Park Slope Christian Center in Brooklyn NY & has extensive behind-the-scenes experience with the worldwide ministry of Chosen People Ministries. He loves cooking, loves the NY Baseball team, and the METS, and loves to genuinely make everyone he meets feel like a million dollars.
I am a first-generation Jewish believer in Yeshua (Jesus in Hebrew), of American-Ukrainian decent. While once disowned for my faith, the Lord has healed me from all of my past, my shame, & my feeling that when I die, I am going only to dust. I know now that there is a heaven!
My story and music have appeared on Worldwide Christian Television Programs CBN & Discovery Channels. Recently the Lord has blessed me to receive a certificate in Messianic Jewish Studies with the MJAA & also in "Caring for God's People" with credentials now pending with the American Association of Christian Counselors. It is my joy to share the hope and healing I have found through overcoming much bullying and being raised with a bi-polar parent. My book, FINDING GOLD can be found on Amazon in paperback, kindle, & Audible Audio versions.
Joe and I have been married for 23 years & have 2 sweet children, Bella and Micah & a golden doodle named Mickey. For the longer version of "ABOUT US" feel free to go to michellegold.com/about