17. Jim Showers
Dr. Jim Showers is the Executive Director and President of The Friends of Israel, a worldwide Christian organization headquartered in Deptford, New Jersey, and founded in Philadelphia in 1938 by Christians determined to help Europe’s beleaguered Jewish population. Jim’s personal warmth, knowledge, and wisdom, as well as his devotion to the Lord and sincere love for Israel and the Jewish people, are qualities everyone at The Friends of Israel has valued. In 2012, he developed the Hesed “Loving Kindness” Project, The Friends of Israel’s adult-volunteer program in Israel. Dr. Showers speaks at conferences, churches, and schools nationwide; is a frequent participant in events supporting Israel; and is a strong advocate of the country’s growing Jewish-Christian alliance. He also has helped lead joint Jewish-Christian trips to Israel and is the leader of the bi-annual Friends of Israel Up to Jerusalem tours brining hundreds of Christians to the Promised Land. Jim authors “Inside View”, a regular column featured in The Friends of Israel magazine Israel My Glory, with a readership of nearly half a million in 147 countries.