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About Us and What We Believe

Welcome to Our Website

In these uncertain times, all of us are all looking for something that we can count on, something that will give our lives and our families meaning and stability. At Family Bible Ministries we believe that the only “something” that will never fail is a SomeOne — Yeshua HaNatseret, the Lion of Judah, Israel’s King Messiah, and the living Son of God.

About This Website

A brief explanation of our philosophy and the design and content of the website; it may be helpful if you understand these things about the site.

Our Name

We originally chose the name Family Bible Church because we hoped that the name would truly reflect what we stand for and believe, and how we managed the affairs of our fellowship. When Adonai called us to change the direction of our ministry toward a Messianic approach, we changed our name accordingly to B'nei HaMelech (Congregation of the Children of the King). Now that we are no longer a functioning congregation, we have retained the name Family Bible Messianic Ministries.

Our Teaching

Why our teaching is just a little different from what you might find anywhere else. Includes a summary of the author's personal spiritual journey.

Our Beliefs

A concise statement of our doctrinal position, which is thoroughly expanded in our Doctrinal Studies materials; our Constitution; what we believe about the Holy Community.

Our History and Background

How we got from where we were to where we are. A brief overview of our spiritual journey.

Our Mission

What we believe the Most High has called us to do for the Body.

Our Purpose

A word or two about how this congregation views our particular role as a local manifestation of the Body of Mashiach.

Our Responsibility

How we view our responsibilities as a local manifestation of the Body of Mashiach and as Believers in Mashiach.

Rav Ari at the Old City
Rickard (Ari) Levitt Sawyer
ThM, ThD, DMin, MBA
Messianic Pastor/Theologian
Our Shepherd

Résumé and other interesting tidbits about Dr. Rick (Ari) and his family.

Our Shepherd’s Bride

An introduction to the Woman of Virtue to whom our shepherd owes so very much.

Contact Us

How to get in touch with us.

Did You Know?

Some interesting facts about the Body of Messiah that you may never have heard before.

The Messianic Seal

A description of our “logo”—the oldest religious symbol of Messianic Judaism.

What Is Messianic Judaism?

Modern Messianic Judaism is the fulfillment of that which was spoken of by the ancient Prophets: a Restoration Movement of Jewish people who believe that Yeshua of Natzeret (Jesus of Nazareth) is the promised Messiah of Israel, and the Savior of the world. ...


How you can share in the support of this ministry.

If You Disagree …

If you disagree with our position on any subject, please read this page before you contact us.

Why Learn With Us?

Some reasons you might want to learn with us.

Page last updated on Wednesday, 03 August 2016 11:16 AM
(Updates are generally minor formatting or editorial changes.
Major content changes after May 3, 2015 are identified as "Revisions”)