Ben Volman

Ben Volman grew up in a conservative Jewish home in Toronto. As a young student of philosophy and English at the University of Toronto, he began to consider the reality of God and the person of Jesus of Nazareth. After reading the Bible, his search for truth led him to a campus meeting to hear the well-known Jewish evangelist, Art Katz. At that meeting in 1976, Ben allowed Jesus to become his Lord and Saviour and his life was changed.

Ben became involved with the Messianic Jewish congregational movement and felt led to become better equipped for leadership. He entered Knox College (Toronto School of Theology, University of Toronto) and earned his M. Div., including a period of graduate work in Chicago, both at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Spertus College of Judaica. Between 1982 and 1991 Ben worked for three missions, including five years as a Messianic congregational planter for Chosen People Ministries in Toronto.

Since then, Ben has been a senior fundraising administrator with some of Canada’s largest non-profit charities and a consultant to Christian ministries.  He has also been a national board member of the Messianic Jewish Alliance of Canada and served on the administrative committee of the International Messianic Jewish Alliance.  He has been a contributing editor and Executive Director of The Messianic Times.  His testimony and articles on Israel and Messianic Judaism have appeared in international publications. 

Today, Ben has re-joined the staff of Chosen People Ministries, assisting in congregational planting in Toronto and mentoring our newer missionaries. 

Ben lives in Toronto with his wife, Sue, and their adult son, Jonathan.