Friends of Zion Museum honors pro-Israel American pastor

Graham is currently leading a Holy Land tour for congregants of his 45,000-member church, many of whom visit Israel annually with him and his wife.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
January 3, 2019 10:25
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Dr. Jack Graham outside the Friends of Zion Museum in Jerusalem

Dr. Jack Graham outside the Friends of Zion Museum in Jerusalem. (photo credit: Courtesy)

 
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Dr. Jack Graham, the Pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas, was honored at the Friends of Zion Museum for his support of the State of Israel and the Jewish people. For decades, Graham has conveyed a pro-Israel message to millions of Christians from Prestonwood Baptist as well as through serving as president of the Southern Baptist Convention, the largest American Protestant denomination with over 16 million members.

The pastor is currently leading a Holy Land tour for congregants from the church, home to over 45,000 members, many of whom visit Israel annually with him and his wife. Graham, his family and congregants toured Friends of Zion's state-of-the-art museum, which features seven exhibitions including: interactive characters, 3D technology, touch screens, and surround sound. The FOZ Museum tells the heroic stories of the non-Jews who have assisted the Jewish people throughout the Zionist movement, as well as during critical times like the Holocaust.

After their tour, Graham was honored for his support of Israel and the Jewish people. The pastor stated that he was “excited by all the technology and deeply moved by [Friends of Zion’s] inspiring message of celebrating a unique perspective of Zionism. My congregants were inspired as well. Thank you, Dr. Mike Evans – the Friends of Zion Museum: it is a must see for all visitors to Israel!”

In addition to serving as president of the Southern Baptist Convention, Graham is a member of President Donald Trump’s "Faith Initiative" advisory board and hosts the show PowerPoint, which is seen by millions on a weekly basis. He also served as honorary chairman of the 2015 National Day of Prayer.


Evans, founder of the Friends of Zion Museum, explained that “the alliance between the State of Israel and these amazing Christian Zionists is an unstoppable partnership. The Friends of Zion Museum is educating and activating these defenders of Israel and the promise. I also want to thank Dr. Jack Graham for his support of Israel and bringing thousands of Christians to learn about Zionism.”

The FOZ Museum recently surpassed 54 million members, making it one of the largest pro-Israel sites in the world. The museum is also known for its state-of-the-art technology and has become one of the central institutions in the State of Israel, influencing the world and strengthening Israel’s relations globally. The Friends of Zion Heritage Center is a $100 million project, which is currently building a think tank, research center, ambassador institute and online university.

Opening its doors in 2015, the Friends of Zion Museum is located in the heart of central Jerusalem. The late president Shimon Peres, Israel’s ninth president and eighth prime minister, was its international chairman. Evans is currently the international chairman, and former IDF general and former MK Yossi Peled is the chairman of FOZ’s Israeli board of trustees.

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