Amy Downey grew up in a Christian home and realized at an early age her need to receive Jesus as her personal Savior. At the age of eight, in a small Baptist church in Lubbock, Texas, Amy became a believer in the Messiah.
By age 16, Amy had accepted God’s call to full-time service, but resisted the call to missions. For many years she chose to serve God, but in her own way. Finally, at the age of 28, Amy answered the call to reach the Jewish people with the Good News of their Messiah.
Amy has spoken in churches and gatherings across 22 states and Canada, encouraging and equipping the Church to undertake Jewish evangelism as mandated in Romans 1:16 and 11:11-24. Amy has personally shared the truth of Jesus with Jewish people on street corners, in airplanes, parks, restaurants, and even in churches. In addition, she spent three of the most spiritually challenging and rewarding years of her life in New York City—the heart of American Jewish life.
Amy has a Bachelor of Science in Education from East Texas Baptist University, a Master of Arts in Communication, a Master of Arts in Theology from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and has begun work on her PhD in Apologetics/Theology at Liberty University. She is a professor at Arlington Baptist College (Arlington, Texas), and is the author of Paul’s Conundrum: Reconciling 1 Thessalonians 2:13-16 and Romans 9:1-5 in Light of His Heritage and Calling (Wipf & Stock, 2010), along with numerous magazine articles and academic presentations.
Amy is a member of Heritage Baptist Church in Waxahachie, Texas, and a participant in the Adat Shalom messianic congregation (mission of First Baptist, Dallas) in Dallas.
To learn more about Amy and her ministry, visit www.Tzedakahministries.org.