Shelly volk is a Jewish believer. In 1975 God called him from an executive career on Wall Street to join Ben Israel Ministries in northern Minnesota where he was one of the leaders for eight and a half years and frequently traveled and ministered with Art Katz. He also served as President of the Bemidji chapter of the Full Gospel Businessmen’s Association.
In 1985 Shelly and his family were called to Phoenix, AZ to labor at Jewish Voice Broadcasts International. He pastored Phoenix Messianic Congregation and preached the gospel on radio and television. He and his wife June also led tours to Israel for JVB. He preached and saw the power of God in many other countries during this time as well.
In 1987 Shelly was called to pastor an internationally known church in Paradise Valley, AZ, which grew to over five-hundred people. Many Jewish people came to know Jesus, marriages were restored, barren women conceived, drug addicts were delivered, and God’s grace was evident.
Shelly and June hosted Israel conferences that shook the Jewish community into hearing and knowing that Jesus was the Messiah. In 1990 he traveled to Romania, and influenced two men who changed the religious complexion of northern Romania and Moldova.
Today Shelly has a home fellowship called Immanuel Congregation. He and June travel and share the gospel. They have a radio program, For Zion’s Sake, which airs every weekday morning in the Phoenix area. His burden is for the Church to return to its Biblical roots as well as to see his Jewish kinsmen come to the saving knowledge of Christ.
Shelly and June have three married children and eleven grandchildren. June wrote a book, “The God Who Answers by Fire: A Jewish Saga”, that was published in 2009. It details their journey and the faithfulness of the Holy One of Israel.