Who We Are
of blessed memory
Shlomo was a noted lecturer in Bible and Interfaith Affairs. He served as a former Security Guard for Israel's First Prime Minister David Ben Gurion. He was born and raised in Israel. As a young man in his role as a Security Guard he sat in on the Prime Minister's Bible Study Sessions where he became inspired to share the importance of Israel and the Bible with the non Jewish world.
Active in Interfaith Affairs, he joined the AMI Center in 1986 on a part time basis and worked full time a s Program Coordinator from 1991. In this capacity he accompanied Shlomo Hizak on many of his trips abroad. After his retirement in 2019 he assisted Shlomo Hizak abroad, and assumed his current position
Agatha van Ommen
Active in the Synod of the Dutch Reformed Church, and the Council for Church - and - Israel. From the beginning she was aware of the truth of Shlomo's vision, she joined several Bible-giving trips abroad and organized conferences in Europe, focusing on the importance of Israel for the Christians.
Pastor Harold D. Maxey
Active in Saint Louis, Missouri as a Pastor and lecturer as well as a writer promoting the importance of Israel for Christians. At present, Pastor Harold is completing his doctoral work at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, MO USA.
Pastor Patti Mariano
She and her late husband Dan were friends of Shlomo from Norwalk, Connecticut where they pastored a church. After her husband passed away she came to Israel to help Christian groups visiting Israel from around the world. She is singing in meetings and help Christian groups visiting Israel.
Pastor Bruce Larson served as the minister of a church in San Diego for many years. Now he is actively involved in several ministry organizations focused on blessing Israel, bringing Christian groups to Israel, and Biblical teaching. Bruce has also worked as an accountant and is currently studying the Hebrew language.
Zvi Raviv was born in Jerusalem in the recently established State of Israel. He has served as leader of the people of Israel in both professional and voluntary positions. In 1969, while still a student at the Hebrew University, he began the struggle to free Soviet Jewry in a conversation with Golda Meir, continuing his work in that field until today. Zvis's connection, both professional and personal, to the Christian communities around the world is strong.
Amit Hizak is Shlomo's son and always assisted his father when needed. He knows how the Center functioned throughout the years and is acquainted with most of the supporters. He is a lecturer and tour guide with practical knowledge of Israel.