Dr. Jimmy DeYoung will be the guest speaker this Sunday at both the 8 and 10:15 a.m. and 6 p.m. evening worship services at Bayside Baptist Church, 6100 Highway 58, Harrison. Dr. DeYoung has resided in Jerusalem for at least a portion of the year each year for the last 22 years where he held full credentials as a journalist in the second most populated journalistic city in the world. Arriving there just 3 days prior to the Gulf Crisis in 1991, he weathered 39 Scud attacks. Jimmy gave reports nationwide on several networks during the Gulf Crisis. He has his finger on the pulse of what is considered the media “hot spot” of our time, the Middle East. On his travels throughout the US and around the world, Jimmy brings with him the latest news from out of the Middle East with a unique blend of political, biblical, and prophetic insight that can not be found in the media today.
After graduating from Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga, he joined with Jack Wyrtzen and Harry Bollback at Word of Life Fellowship in Schroon Lake, NY. There he spent the next twelve years in many staff positions including staff evangelist, host of Word of Life Inn, and producer of radio programs heard worldwide. He also holds a doctorate from Tennessee Temple and a Phd from Louisiana Baptist University.
For the next 5 years he was the Vice-President and General Manager of New York City's first Christian radio station, WNYM. During his time at the station, he was the producer and host of a daily talk program in the #1 media market in America.
Upon first arriving in Israel, moved by the plight of the Israeli people and by the spirit of God, Dr. DeYoung founded the Assembly at Jerusalem, a Bible preaching church that meets in Jerusalem. Today, Jimmy travels the world proclaiming the good news of Christ’s gift of eternal life and soon coming return for His Church, using the means of media, radio, television, books, and the internet, as well as by preaching in Churches and assemblies around the world.