Testimony of Phil Pearlman
From Orthodox Jew to Completed Jew.
Phil Pearlman was born of orthodox Jewish parents, once removed from Russia and Poland. Phil was raised in a traditional Jewish home, and had a Bar Mitzvah at the age of 13. He has always had a love and passion for music, since the age of 3 years old. Phil continued with music through high school and college, receiving a degree in Music Education. Phil taught Jr. and Sr. high music for two years, but then decided to pursue other avenues in regards to a career. He became a professional entertainer, traveling across the country as the principle singer for a show troupe, eventually appearing as a highly demanded act in the Las Vegas circuit.
Phil met his wife while in the entertainment business, during one of his performances in which she was in the audience. Shortly after they met he left the show troupe and settled down in Seattle to a courtship of his love, Shirley. In order to keep the same faith in the home, Shirley converted to Judaism. They were married within the next few years, and shortly thereafter moved to the east coast. A few years later, Shirley accepted Yeshua as Messiah, after being witnessed to, on the doorstep of their home, by a lady from the local Baptist church, who shared prophesy about Yeshua, the Messiah, from the Old Testament. A few months later, Phil also accepted Yeshua (Jesus) as his Messiah. After reading Isaiah 53 in his Hebrew scriptures, which he had received at his Bar Mitzvah, he was also convinced that Yeshua was the promised Messiah.
Phil and Shirley, along with their two sons Josh and Aaron, have been instrumental in helping to found a Messianic Jewish Congregation on the East Coast. After moving back to Seattle, Phil spent several years as the Worship Director of one of the largest Messianic congregations in the U.S., located in Bellevue, WA. Phil has made several appearances in local churches, has filmed several TV shows, and has appeared regularly on TBN, (Trinity Broadcast Network).
Phil and family have been given a vision to bring believers closer to The Lord through the praise and worship of music to The Lord, and have been given a special mission to go out into the church, and remind believers of the roots of their faith. It is scriptural to pray for the peace of Jerusalem, standing by her, and to pray for the salvation of the Jewish People. It is written that many Jews shall come to know Yeshua, (Jesus) as Messiah. Phil invites The Holy Spirit to manifest in one and all, as he sings the praises of The Lord, and worships at His footstool.
Phil, Shirley, and eldest son Josh have recorded a limited edition release of two of their most well known original songs, "Save Your Chosen People", and "Take Me To Your Mountain," and have completed their latest full CD release, "FRESH FIRE." This release is a collection of original heartfelt Messianic songs, along with a tribute to Israel, with a special arrangement of Hatikvah, the Israeli national anthem. Phil and family would like to share their love for Yeshua with your congregation, along with the vision that The Lord has given them for the body of believers.