Pastor Jay Bailey of Solid Rock Church in Columbus is concerned about Israel and the Jewish people. “We are living in a very urgent time,” he said this week. “Antisemitism is growing everywhere, especially on college campuses. We saw growth in the 30s and 40s. It culminated in the Holocaust and six million Jews died.”
Of Israel, he said, “It has a population of about eight million and is surrounded by 600 million Arabs, many of whom, are hostile toward Israel.”
He called it a “tense situation.”
Bailey has made three visits to Israel, his latest was in December on a trip organized by Christians United for Israel, the largest pro-Israel organization in the United States.
The mission of the organization, founded by John Hagee, is providing a national association through which every pro-Israel church, parachurch organization, ministry or individual in America can speak and act with one voice in support of Israel.
Bailey said in six years the organization has grown to about a million members. The growth, he said, is almost “supernatural.”
Bailey, 48, a native of Jamaica and graduate of the University of Georgia, is in his ninth year at Solid Rock and his third year as director for Christians United for Israel in Georgia. Read more.