Julio “Israel” Calderon
Happily married to Sandra “Lila” Villegas and father of three beautiful children, Julio “Israel” Calderon was born in Bogota, Colombia South America in 1973. He accepted the Lord in his life in June of 1998 and one year after giving his life to the Lord he received the calling to serve Him. Israel studied at Ulpan Yovel Institute focusing on leadership and Hebraic studies in Bogota Colombia in 2001. After Ulpan Yovel Institute he served as Chazzan (Cantor and worship leader) at Kehilat (congregation) Yovel and was ordained as Senior Pastor by his mentor Pastor Raul Rubio (President of YOVEL Messianic Foundation in Bogota Colombia) on July 19, 2008. At the present time, Julio “Israel” Calderon serves as Chazzan, assistant pastor, and worship leader in his kehilat Valley of Blessing Messianic Congregation, under Pastor Richard Geiger, in Greensboro, North Carolina.