Times Will Tell

Podcast: Pentacostal minister talks God, Christianity and his place in Israel

Christian Affairs correspondent Lazar Berman hosts Bishop Glenn Plummer, the Pentacostal bishop who moved to Israel during the pandemic

Welcome to Times Will Tell, the weekly podcast from The Times of Israel.

We’re speaking this week to Bishop Glenn Plummer, a minister, pastor and bishop of the Pentacostal Church, with Lazar Berman hosting, putting on his Christian Affairs correspondent hat.

Plummer was appointed in 2019 as the first Pentacostal bishop of Israel, representing the predominantly Black church that has nearly nine million adherents worldwide.

He was mandated, said Plummer, to “come and embrace Israel,” from his position as one of the top African American, pro-Zionist clergy in the US.

Berman and Plummer discuss his first few months in Israel, when certain Jewish Israelis felt threatened by his presence and intentions. They also discuss the roots of the Pentacostal Church, Black-Jewish relations in the US, evangelical Christianity, and Plummer’s plans and experiences in Israel until now.

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