Elders are charged with setting the direction of BYNA. Leadership for BYNA is composed of the Elder and the Administrative Council. Every two years at the beginning of the Hebrew calendar the leadership of the Elders changes. Ed and Wendy Boring have faithfully served as chairs of the Elders these past two years. Now, we welcome Barry and Laura Phillips of Gloucester, VA as the new chairs of the Elders.
Barry Phillips is the founder and Congregational Leader of House of David Beit Midrash in Gloucester Point, Virginia, established in September 2002. Having served in church pulpit ministries for 19 years, a trip to Israel left him with questions without comfortable answers. The resulting search led him and his family to redirect their focus to reach the remnant of the House of Yisrael scattered among the nations, and see it restored.
Additionally, he founded Remnant of Yisrael, an online ministry focusing on reaching those left isolated and disconnected, “The Corner Harvest”. His teachings and sermons can be found on YouTube at his “Remnant of Yisrael” channel. This includes a daily commentary “Ten Minute Torah”, a weekly program with Mike Clayton called “Foundations For Life”, and the Shabbat teaching from House of David. Composing over 40 original songs, he seeks to lead congregations in a meaningful worship experience with heart-felt lyrics and fresh stylings.