Last week Rabbi Eckstein visited Detroit to speak at several African-American churches and to rally support for Israel among congregations there. This week several of the city’s leading pastors have traveled to Israel with The Fellowship, as the Detroit Free Press reports.
Several Christian leaders from metro Detroit with the largest African-American religious group left for Israel on Monday on a trip to solidify their ties with the Jewish nation and its people.
About nine pastors from metro Detroit with the Church of God in Christ (COGIC) will be in Israel on a week-long trip organized by the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, a Chicago-based organization led by Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, who has done extensive outreach to evangelical Christians who support Israel…
“It’s exciting to make this trip,” said the Rev. P.A. Brooks of New St. Paul Tabernacle Church in Detroit and the second-highest-ranking leader of COGIC nationally. “We want to continue our good relations with Israel.”
Like many other conservative Christians, Brooks said that supporting Israel and the Jewish people is mandated by the Bible.