Print journalist, website editor and speaker
Stan Goodenough is an
experienced Christian journalist who has lived and worked in Israel for more
than 15 years. Called from his South African homeland “to comfort, not
criticize” the Jewish people, Stan served as editor of the International
Christian Embassy’s Middle East Intelligence Digest for eight years,
during which he helped launch and co-edit the widely-read ICEJ News Service.
While with the Embassy, Stan covered the 1991 International Middle East Peace
Conference in Madrid as an accredited reporter, and since then has written
extensively on the Oslo Process and its bloody aftermath.
In 1999, he was appointed
editor of the popular about-Israel website www.virtualholyland.com,
and since the collapse of its operating company, he has created and edited the
sites www.israelmybeloved.com and www.jnewswire.com.
Over the years, Stan has spoken
about Israel to international delegations at the annual Feast of Tabernacles in
Jerusalem, and to visiting tour groups. He has also conducted speaking tours of
the United States, South Africa, and the Czech Republic.
Stan is a passionate believer
in the central role the Church has to yet play in Israel’s unfolding destiny.
He holds, ardently, that Christians need to know and understand what lies behind
the turmoil that keeps world attention riveted on the Middle East. And it is his
conviction that the coming period will be crucial in Christian-Jewish
relationships, and that all “ordinary” Christians have an important part to
play in the months that lie ahead. Specifically, he believes that we are in a
time of destiny with eternal ramifications for the United States.
Ten years ago, Stan met and
married his Czech wife, Francesca (Franny). Since then, she has borne him five
beautiful children, all Jerusalem-born. From the earliest days of their
marriage, Stan and Franny knew that the Lord would be sending them as a family
out from Jerusalem to share their experiences and acquired understandings with
believers around the world. In 2003 the prompting came specifically to head for
the United States – a nation whose relationship with Israel they believe to be
heading into a crucial phase.
From May 2004 through April 2004 the couple, with their children, will be visiting churches and speaking on radio and television stations at locations across the USA.
schedule Stan and his family. They are available individually or together.