Dr. Mitch Glaser was born into a nominally Orthodox Jewish home in New York City. His religious roots, fragile at best, were lost soon after his Bar Mitzvah. After dropping out of college in 1970, Dr. Glaser moved to California and was introduced to various Eastern religions, none of which answered the questions of his soul. After two of his closest friends received Jesus as Messiah, Dr. Glaser began a thorough investigation of the Old and New Testaments, and the messianic prophecies. Dr. Glaser received Jesus as his Messiah in November 1970.
Shortly thereafter, Dr. Glaser became involved with what was then the West Coast branch of Chosen People Ministries (CPM)—formerly known as the American Board of Mission to the Jews. This was the beginning of a 35-year ministry that has included working with messianic missions such as Jews for Jesus and Ariel Ministries. Since 1997, Dr. Glaser has served as president of CPM—one of the oldest and largest messianic missions in the United States. Established in 1894 by Hungarian immigrant, Rabbi Leopold Cohn, CPM now has missionaries in nine countries, including the United States, Germany, and Israel.
Dr. Glaser is an alumnus of Northeastern Bible College, holds a Master of Divinity degree in Bible from Talbot Theological Seminary and a PhD in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary School of World Mission. He is the co-recipient of Christianity Today magazine’s Award of Merit in the Apologetics/Evangelism category for 2009, for the book To The Jew First: The Case for Jewish Evangelism in Scripture and History, co-edited with Darrell Bock. He is also the co-author of The Fall Feasts of Israel with his wife, has written many articles for Christian periodicals, and has taught at leading evangelical schools such as Fuller Theological Seminary and Moody Bible Institute. Dr. Glaser is also a musician, composer, and gifted teacher. The Glasers have two adult daughters.
For more information about the ministry of CPM, visit www.chosenpeople.com.