Executive Director of Chosen People Ministries (Canada) since the fall of 2010, Rev. Jorge Sedaca brings vast experience in the areas of congregational leadership and planting, missions, leadership development, as well as teaching and preaching ministries.
Jorge was born in Spain and raised in Argentina, Uruguay and the United States. He is the second generation of Messianic Jewish believers in his family. His father, the late Victor Sedaca, was a pioneer in the Messianic movement in the US and Latin America. His brother, David, has been a well-known leader in the international Messianic movement for several decades and currently works with Chosen People Ministries in the US.
Jorge grew up assisting his father in his ministry with the American Board of Missions to the Jews (now Chosen People Ministries). Part of Jorge’s development as a Jewish follower of Yeshua took place through his participation in Beth Sar Shalom Youth Camps in Pennsylvania, the Bible studies and events held at ABMJ’s Missionary Training Center in Hollywood, CA, and the Youth activities in the Mission that his father led in Pittsburgh, PA. He also used his musical talents to lead worship services and special events held at the Buenos Aires, Argentina branch of CPM.
Although his first call to ministry was in the area of music and worship, Jorge ultimately surrendered to God’s call to preach and teach His Word, as well as to be a congregational leader and a church planting missionary. In this capacity, he pastored congregations in Argentina, Louisiana, and Michigan. While doing missionary work in New Orleans, he planted the Beth Sar Shalom Messianic Congregation which he led for two years before moving to another missionary position.
As part of his mission work in Michigan, he and his wife, Marta, began reaching out to the Jewish community in the Flint area, holding Bible studies in their home. His passion to reach the lost sheep of Israel and educate the Gentile church to do the same has provided him with many opportunities to speak at conferences, seminars, and workshops in Latin America and the United States. In recent years, Jorge has led an average of 12 Passover presentations per year, most of them involving a full Passover Seder for groups of up to 300 participants.
Jorge has a Bachelor’s degree from the Buenos Aires Municipal Conservatory of Music (Argentina) and a Master’s degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Texas). He is pursuing his Doctor of Ministry degree in Missions and Leadership Development from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Missouri).
Jorge and Marta have been married for 34 years. They have three grown children: Alejandro, Julieta, and Daniel. Julieta is married to Nathan Adams; the Lord has blessed them with two precious girls, Isabel and Silvia, and with a beautiful boy, Blake, who is with the Lord.