Ramstein Air Base Chapel (Ramstein-Miesenbach, DE)
On June 16, 2016, the Ramstein Air Base Chaplain’s office approved Congregation Beth Yeshua (CBY) Germany as a Messianic Jewish ministry. CBY Germany will meet the spiritual needs of the military community.
The Hodges’ StoryContact Michael or Carrie Hodges for further details, and fellowship times.
I used to think to myself sitting in Sunday services, “Is this it — is this all there is?” My wife, Carrie, and I always felt that something was missing in our Christian life, and our understanding of the Bible. Carrie was invited to Congregation Beth Yeshua (CBY), by a friend who attended services there. She asked if I wanted to go, but I was too busy enjoying my Saturdays playing golf. She went a few times without me, but each time she came home, excitement filled the air. She began sharing with me new insights into the scriptures which I had never seen; then curiosity got the best of me, so I went the following Saturday. Listening to Rabbi Greg, seeing and reading the scriptures for myself, and then having an interpretation within context blew me away. I couldn’t take notes fast enough. That’s how it started and I see no end in sight.
Being in the U.S. Air Force at that time, we were used to moving every few years, but this time it would be a bit different. Our assignment in 2009 took us oversees to Germany — something we had never really considered. Leaving CBY was the hardest thing we had to do; we wept. But God…had a plan!
We spent the first couple of years alone, and then CBY started live streaming the audio — it was a lifeline we were desperate for. Soon after, a few families joined us for Shabbat and listened to the stream, which later became a video stream. We celebrated our first Passover with about 30 people at our home — standing room only. But, like most military communities, people move, and so did our entire group.
In the summer of 2011 Rabbi Greg called me while floating downstream on a river in Florida. He said that the Holy Spirit told him that I was going to start a congregation in Germany. I thought to myself, boy did he get this wrong — our whole group just left! Instead of waiting for a group to come to me, I started searching for a group to join, and found the Protestant Men of the Chapel (PMOC). That soon led me into teaching some twenty-five plus men every week for over a year. A few of us decided to leave, and form a Messianic study group, which was the start of CBY Germany.
Our congregation meets on Ramstein Air Base, Germany at the North Side Chapel.
Michael (Mike) Hodges
HP: (Vonage) Calling from U.S. – 478.225.4646
HP: Calling within Germany – 06383.928.6676
HP: Outside of Germany – 49.6383.928.6676
E-mail: Michael Hodges (Yahoo) or Michael Hodges (Gmail)