CBY Germany

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’ Story

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
Congregational Leader
Contact Michael or Carrie Hodges for further details, and fellowship times.
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)