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With the revolutionary release of Kosher Pastor we are now equipping thousands of christians on their path to restoration. This is truly an historic release that coupled with Yeshivat Shuvu offers a complete education and discipleship platform for Jews and Gentiles alike.

-Rabbi Itzhak Shapira, Rosh Yeshiva at Yeshivat Shuvu

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Who is the Kosher Pastor?

Matt McKeown - the Kosher Pastor

Matt McKeown is the Associate Pastor at the United Brethren in Christ Church (UBIC) in Holly Hill Florida and the Manager of Sound Mind Studios.  His music is featured in televised sports games and events for the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, and F1 racing.  He also has worked in ADR for programs like Hawaii Five 0, Law and Order SVU, and The Man in the High Castle.  
In ministry Matt has served on his denomination’s Youth Leadership Team and National Human Sexuality Task Force. Matt has a passion for studying Messianic Judaism and as a Christian Pastor lives a Messianic lifestyle; willingly attending his local Messianic Synagogue, studying at Yeshivat Shuvu, eating Kosher and teaching from a Messianic Jewish perspective.  He has also taught on tours in the Holy Land and has provided music for the Bless Israel Network.  Matt has done voice over work for FFOZ on their television show and is the voice of Torah Kids audio lessons and their books ‘Tent of David’ and ‘Elementary Principles’.  He is currently recording the audio version of the Complete Jewish Bible by David H. Stern.
The call on Pastor Matt’s life is an interesting one.  The Lord is using him to be a bridge between the Christian world and the Jewish world.  It is his desire to see Jewish people recognize Yeshua (Jesus) as the Jewish Messiah and for Christians to recognize the Jewish foundation of their faith.  
Matt, his wife Kara and their three teenage children live in the Daytona Beach area of Florida and in addition to serving at UBIC attend Beth Judah Messianic Synagogue in Ormond Beach.  You can email Matt directly at or call him at 386-547-4004.

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What do they say about the Kosher Pastor?

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Pru Holmes

Pru Holmes


I've read the Bible from cover to cover many, many times and still had so many questions. Hearing a Jewish perspective answered many of those questions and made some things much more clear to me. Thank you "Kosher Pastor."

Sue Bramer

Sue Bramer


One of the first things I learned in your Biblical Hebrew & Jewish Thought class was that any translation of the Bible other than Hebrew, we lose all but the most simple layer. Hebrew is a complex language that provides a foundation (P’Shat or simple), points us to the true meaning of the text (Remez or clue), can be used as sermons (Drash) and the secret layer (Sod). PRDS.

Mark van Niekerk

Mark van Niekerk


Matt has presented an extraordinary work to help Gentiles familiarize themselves with our Jewish heritage, and in doing so puts us in a far better position to understand what is required in these latter days.

Zechariah 8:​22-23 “And many peoples and strong nations shall come to seek the Lord of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before the Lord. ​Thus says the Lord of hosts: In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men from the nations of every language, shall take hold of the robe of a Jew, saying, We will go with you; for we have heard that God is with you.” This is a sign of the end times, a true opportunity to learn the ways of HaShem! – Rabbi Steven A. Bernstein Aydat HaDerekh Messianic Synagogue

What's on the Kosher Pastor's Mind?

Blog posts

The Pastor’s Eye Exam

An open response to Andy Stanley who says that Christians need to ‘unhitch themselves from the Jewish Scriptures’ (the Old Testament). I’m teaching on this at church tomorrow, I spoke about it at Synagogue today Read more…

Pentecost at Sinai

Christians think of the ‘Day of Pentecost’ in terms of what happened in Acts Chapter 2 in the year of Yeshua’s (Jesus’) Ascension.  Jews from everywhere heard the good news in their own languages and Read more…

Yeshivat Shuvu

I study in a Messianic Jewish Yeshiva.  Think of it as a Jewish Seminary.  The Rabbis pictured are my teachers. (from left) Rabbis Italki, Shapira, and Bernstein are all wonderful credentialed, certified and ordained Messianic Read more…

Shabbat Shalom

Shabbat Shalom is a Sabbath greeting. We say it in our Synagogue every Saturday morning.  I am a Christian pastor. My father is also a pastor, so I grew up in a pastors home. I’m Read more…