About Our Ministry

The time to live the unity of the Scriptures has arrived. Through the music of Settel International Ministries, both Gentiles and Jews can touch the Heart of God and feel the arms of Messiah Yeshua surround them.

This act alone brings us together and the special love of Messiah is the glue that will hold us together.

The anointing that knows no boundaries or status is a common denominator; the one place where we see more with our eyes closed, than with them opened. Welcome to the world of worship where we seek to bless The King.



Jonathan is a man after the heart of God. He ministers extensively worldwide, bringing us back to our Jewish roots through Messianic expressions of worship and teachings.

Jonathan's travels have taken him to many countries as well as a variety of Christian and Messianic Congregations. The passion of this ministry is to see the Body of Messiah unite and in so doing exposes Anti-Semitism within the Church. Many have wept in repentance upon altar calls, releasing the Genesis 12:3 blessing.

Our desire is to see all of Israel (the Jewish people) come to know Messiah as the Body of Believers provokes them to jealousy. Many have responded to the call for salvation and letters are received daily reflecting the impact Jonathan's music has had on people's lives. This music and ministry materials have gone into places where Jonathan has yet to go.

Some letters we've received have come from halfway houses, homes for battered women, hospitals, those with serious illnesses, people mourning and those in need of emotional, inner and physical healing. Countless reports of changed lives such as these fuels this ministry forward into the plans and purposes of God.

Jonathan has written and distributed a book entitled "Delight in the Shabbat," which has brought "much delight" to many as they celebrate Yeshua as our Sabbath rest. He has also narrated "The Jewish New Testament," a translation by Dr. David Stern, bringing the completeness of the Gospel to all Bible Believers. This project is available on sixteen 90 minute tapes from Lederer Publications (800) 773-6574.

Settel International Ministries has released Messianic praise and worship music on CD and DVD. Current releases are continually in production as the Lord lays it on Jonathan's heart to do so.



Jonathan, husband of Sharon Settel, father of six children was born in Berlin, Germany and grew up in a traditional Jewish family in Washington, D.C. He studied music at IAU. For twenty years he was a vocalist in nightclubs, hotels, bars and cruise ships in the United States. In February of 1984, while employed by Walt Disney World, Jonathan had an "Encounter with Eternity." He became a Believer in Yeshua HaMashiach, (Jesus, the Messiah.)

He was discipled for six years in a small church in Florida and was one of their worship leaders for their Erev Shabbat Service. In 1990, Jonathan responded to The Lord's call to make "Aliyah" (returned to his homeland, Israel), and moved his family to Jerusalem where he came to love and identify completely with the Israeli culture. In 1990, Settel International Ministries was birthed. After a tremendous growth in Ministry, he and his family then returned to the United States to fulfill the next leg of the journey.

Jonathan continues to travel & is presently based out of Palm Beach County, Florida. For further ministry details & booking inquiries, please contact: Booking4Jonathan@aol.com.

Themes for Meetings

  1. Can man curse what God has blessed?
    Numbers 23:8-10
  2. Pray for, Ask for, Seek--"The Peace of Jerusalem"
    Psalms 122:6-9
  3. Shabbat, Yeshua & the Family
    (Impartation of blessings)
  4. Israel, Israel (The Land), Israel--The People
    Exodus 6:7, Numbers 23:9, Deuteronomy 4:37,
    II Samuel 7:23, Psalms 135:4, Isaiah 43, Romans 11
  5. Passover Seders (The Spotless Lamb)
  6. Shavuot (Pentecost)
  7. Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles)
  8. Jonathan's personal testimony
  9. The " Eye of the Needle" (Are you willing to worship the "King of Kings")?
    Deuteronomy 26:10, 1 Chronicles 16:29, Psalms 95:6, Matthew 4:10, John 4:24, Revelations 14:7
  10. Forgiveness ( The Jews, Germany and the Holocaust)
  11. Community wide Concerts/Conferences
  12. Praise & Worship settings
  13. Worship Workshop Seminars
    (For worship leaders, dance teams, banner ministries, and congregational leaders)


Statement of Faith


We believe that the Bible composed of both the Tenach (Jewish Scriptures) and the Apostolic Writings (Brit Hadashah) is the infallible and authoritative Word of God.

2 Tim. 3:15-17, Rom. 15:4, 2 Pet. 1:19-21, Heb. 4:2, Eph 6:17


We believe in the deity of Yeshua Hamashiach (Jesus the Messiah) and that He is the seed of the woman as God promised and that His virgin birth was to be a sign to Israel of His Messiahship.

Gen. 3:15, Is. 7:14, Is. 9:6-7, Matt. 1:22-23


We believe that God is one (Echad) as declared in the Shema (a united one or compound unity) eternally existent in multiple persons.

Deut. 6:4, Is. 48:16-17, 1 John 5:7-13


We believe in Messiah Yeshua’s life and all of His miracles, yesterday and today, His sacrificial death as our atonement, His resurrection, His personal future return for His followers, both living and dead, and the future establishment of His kingdom on earth.

Is. 53:8-11, 2 Cor. 5:21, Is. 9:6-7, 1 Cor. 11:26, Zech. 12:6-10, Zech. 14:16-21


We believe that the only means of being cleansed from sin is by grace, through faith in the shed sacrificial blood of Yeshua Hamashiach, and to be born again by the Spirit of God is absolutely essential for personal salvation.

Lev. 17:11, Eph. 2:8, Rom. 1:17, Hab. 2:4, John 3:3, Heb. 11:6, Gen. 15:6


We believe in the ministry of the Ruach Hakodesh by whose indwelling the believer is enabled to live a godly life.

Jer. 31:31-34, John 14:15-17, Gal. 5:13-25


We believe that Jews according to the flesh (descendants of Abraham through Isaac, whether through the bloodline of the mother or the father) who place their faith in Israel’s Messiah Yeshua have not disowned or separated themselves from the Jewish people, but remain solidly sons and daughters of Israel. Gentiles who place their faith in Israel’s Messiah Yeshua are also sons and daughters of Israel.

Gal. 3:28-29, Rom. 2:28-29, Gen. 15:6


We believe the middle wall of partition which in times past separated Jews and Gentiles has been broken down. The enmity between them eradicated by the birth of Messiah Yeshua.

Eph. 2:12-24, Acts 10:34


We believe that the new covenant body of the Lord is composed of both Jews and Gentiles, equally loved by the Lord and who have accepted Yeshua Hamashiach as the promised Redeemer and now they are to worship together in the House of God.

1 Cor. 12:13, Heb. 10:25, Eph. 3:6, 10-12


We believe that as Jewish followers of Yeshua, we are called to maintain our Jewish Biblical heritage and remain part of our people and the universal body of believers. This is part of our identity and a witness to the faithfulness of God.