REVEREND MISCHA STUHLER-SAFDIE', EVANGELIST & MINISTER
A Messianic Jewish believer in Yeshua (Hebrew name for Jesus), with roots among both Jews in the Middle-East and in Europe, Rev. Mischa Stuhler-Safdie’ began his Christian walk at age 12 when he made his decision for Christ at an Oral Roberts Crusade in Dallas, Texas. Shortly thereafter, he knew that he was called to future ministry in the Word of God. Even prior to that, as a young child, Mischa sensed that he was called to do something special in his life. Years later while serving our country in the U.S. Army in an Intelligence related capacity, Mischa simultaneously served the Lord as both a military Chaplain’s Assistant and as the Assistant Pastor of the Patton Barracks Church of God in Christ, located in Heidelberg, Germany. In 1975,
Mischa was honorably discharged from active military duty as a Vietnam veteran, where he served under his legally adopted former name of Michael Stuhler. He subsequently legally changed his name back to his birth name. After leaving military service, he moved to Southern California and became involved in Christian ministry in the Los Angeles area.
In 1983 Rev. Safdie' felt a calling from the Lord to concentrate his ministry in the judicial field where he was also working at the time. He then spent several years conducting in-home bible studies, ministering occasionally in churches throughout Southern California while also speaking as a private investigation civil and criminal expert to audiences in colleges and universities. He continued his education in the judicial field while also attending various Bible schools and colleges throughout the United States and Europe in order to pursue his interests in biblical studies.
In 1991 Mischa received lifetime ordination into Christian ministry with the Full Gospel organization of “Motivation Unlimited, Inc.”, which was formerly a ministry dealing in recovery and healing for those involved in various abuse situations such a drugs, alcohol, domestic violence and occult practices.
In 2004 Mischa began an Internet ministry with the sole purpose of ministering to family, friends and acquaintances that involved authoring and then emailing his own Christian articles. That email ministry had grown substantially over the years before being discontinued and had an international following, as his articles were distributed and read worldwide.
In July 2007 the Lord called Mischa Safdie’ into a former ministry position as Assistant Pastor of Church of the Living God-Perris, located in Perris, California where he served faithfully under then Senior Pastor Joshua K. Meyers. Two years later, in July 2009 Pastor Mischa Safdie' assumed ministerial duties as the Senior Pastor of that church.
In November 2009 Pastor Safdie' initiated a formal name change for the church to "Gateway of Refuge" Church of the Living God because his vision for the church was that it would truly be a "gateway" leading to our Rock and Refuge, Jesus Christ.
While with Church of the Living God, Pastor Safdie' was the primary co-founder of Church of the Living God International and also assisted in oversight duties, as directed, with reference to other established churches under Church of the Living God International Ministries.
In addition to the above, Bro. Safdie' hosted his own Christian weekly radio program, "Word for Today" on CNN affiliate KPRO 1570 AM until deciding to discontinue the broadcasts for a season in order to concentrate more on books he is writing.
Over time it became increasingly clear that Mischa was being called not just to minister in one local church but to many churches in many places and to many people throughout the world. He was called to both evangelize and bring important messages as well as impart new and renewed vision to both saved and unsaved people of all walks of life and ethnicity, as well as church pastors, staff and members internationally.
In March 2010, Pastor Safdie', after prayer and consulting with other well known and established ministries, at his own initiative, resigned his position as Sr. Pastor of Gateway of Refuge Church of the Living God and surrendered credentials with Church of the Living God International in order to pursue a new direction and course of evangelistic ministry the Lord had led he and his wife into.
After being sponsored by other reputable ministers, Reverend Mischa Safdie' was officially ordained as a Minister by the Independent Assemblies of God International and is currently affiliated with them. In 2014 he also received a second ordination and afiliation with World Evangelism Fellowship but as of this time has elected not to renew ordination with them since the statements of faith of the two orgainations are essentially the same anyway.
On June 13th, 2010, through his ordination and affiliation with the Independent Assemblies of God International (IAOGI), Evangelist Mischa Safdie' and his wife, "Lovelie Safdie'", founded Mischa Safdie' Ministries. The primary vision of this ministry is the purpose of evangelizing and working to faithfully minister the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to fulfill "The Great Commission" given by Jesus to "go out into all the world, preach the Gospel and make disciples of the nations", along with attesting signs, wonders and miracles Jesus said would follow such a ministry.
Meanwhile Mischa also continues to work as a State of California, professional licensed Investigator, where he has obtained high professional recognition in both major news publications and magazines throughout the United States and has appeared on such television networks as ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX.
Mischa is intermittently attending Southwest Bible College in Moreno Valley, CA, when available to do so, where he is taking credit courses towards various ministerial degrees. He also has been a guest professor and is currently a substitute professor and teacher at Theophany School of Ministry in Corona, California; an accredited Bible College. He also teaches/has taught ministerial certificate courses on Evangelism at The Father's House School of Ministry in Palm Springs, California. Rev. Mischa Safdie' maintains residences throughout the Southwestern United States. He strongly believes that all ministers should have their own personal "pastor" and therefore, he, his wife and youngest daughter faithfully attend and serve in membership of a local church apart from his evangelistic ministry, although he is a recognized minister and evangelist in his home church.
Mischa is married to Lovelie Safdie from the Philippines. He has one adult daughter, "Michelle" who has a teaching degree and is involved in prophetic ministry and also a second daughter, "Soshi" who still lives at home and is growing into a powerful servant and witness for Jesus Christ.
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