What is the role of an elder?



“Jay” serves as an Elder of Beth Am Messiah.  J. Marshall Gage Jr. was born and raised in a Presbyterian Church where his mother was the church organist and his father was an Elder.  When he was very young Jay’s Jewish friends taught their favorite song, “There was an Old Lady who swallowed a fly,”  Jay taught them his favorite song, “Jesus Loves Me.”  Their mothers laughed.  

Jay made a personal commitment to the Lord at Word of Life Camp in Schroon Lake, NY.  Jay's daughter, Jennifer, is active in the congregation and has served at Jews for Jesus’s Camp Gilgal East. Jay has been a part of Beth Am Messiah for over 20 years serving in teaching Shabbat School, Hebrew and Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparations.  Jay is a graduate of Asbury Theological Seminary and has attended the Alliance Theological Seminary as well as Messianic Jewish Theological Institute.




Daniel was raised in a Messianic Jewish home and has been serving on the Worship Team at Beth Am Messiah for over fifteen years.  He began serving as Assistant Worship Team Leader and as a servant leader in 2010 and in 2014 he began serving in a larger capacity as Worship Team and Young Adult Leader.  In May 2015, he became an Elder.