BET SHALOM MESSIANIC ASSEMBLY
John Greg Muse- DMin, Pastor, and Worship leader of Bet Shalom, was raised on the mission field of Ecuador, South America. He received his education at the Alliance Academy, Texas State University, S.W. Baptist Seminary, The Messianic Jewish Bible Institute, and Texas University of Theology.
Pastor Greg asked the Lord Jesus into his heart at age 6. He was baptized at age 8 by immersion, and received the baptism of the Holy Spirit at age 46.
Pastor Greg met his wife Cathy while attending college. She is the daughter of USAF Lieutenant Colonel Richard and Iris Stricker. They got married after both graduating in 1982. Pastor Greg and Cathy have three daughters, two granddaughters, and two son in-laws. Cathy teaches school at First Baptist Academy and assists John in the ministry of Bet Shalom.
Pastor Greg was ordained and commissioned as a Minister of the Gospel and Missionary in 1996. Before that, he served in both English and Spanish churches as pastor, worship leader, and youth minister. He and his family went to the mission field in China. There they ministered and worked with the Chinese people. They have served in China, Costa Rica, and Panama. Many stateside ministry opportunities followed afterwards. These included teaching Bible at private Christian schools, pastoring, church planting, and leading worship at several other churches, bi-vocationally, in English and Spanish.
Pastor Greg's prior secular work included Federal and State law enforcement for about 20 years. He served as a Special Agent with the Department of Defense and with the Texas Department of Public Safety as a Texas State Trooper. His last and final assignment was to the Executive Protection Bureau, assigned to the protective detail for the Governor of Texas.
Greg returned to full time ministry in 2014. He now preaches, teaches, and equips believers to evangelize and operate in the power and gifts of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:8-10). God has additionally blessed him with a healing and deliverance ministry. Besides being the pastor, he also teaches Hebrew and leads worship with his guitar at Bet Shalom.
Bet Shalom Messianic Assembly’s story began in 2012 with prayer and fasting taking place regarding a ministry vision. Through His Word, the Lord kept on revealing, take the Gospel to the Jews. I grew up on the mission field and had served in missions with diverse “people groups”. Romans 1:16 says, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.” My heart stirred with, “Who is taking the Gospel to the Jews?” I finally surrendered and said, “Okay God, I will do it. Here am I, send me.”
Our story continued when God supernaturally brought Jews across our path. Initial meetings took place in our home, which we outgrew. We then began meeting in other homes. Luke 10:5 says, “But whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace to this house.’ In the attempt to observe the Hebraic roots of our faith, the name “Bet Shalom” (House of Peace) came about.
In obedience to His call, the Lord began bringing more Jews our way. Isaiah 1:18 says, “Come now, and let us reason together, says the LORD…” I noticed that the ministry time seemed only to quickly turn into debates. The Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) instructed and revealed through a word of knowledge (1 Corinthians 12:8), to start asking if they had any physical ailments or sickness. Each time the response was affirmative. I asked if I could pray over them to be healed, using the Name of Yeshua (Jesus in Hebrew), which means salvation. Again, each response was “yes”.
The individuals received healing instantly and miraculously in each circumstance after praying! As a result, they realized Yeshua healed them, and they were now open to the Gospel. We shared The Good News of Jesus (Yeshua), and acceptance of Yeshua as HaMashiach (The Messiah) took place! We are excited to be able to share these testimonies of when we baptize (mikveh) them.