Meet the Congregational Leaders of Tree of Life

Meet Rabbi Jack & Rebbetzin Sandie Zimmerman

Rabbi Jack Zimmerman was born and raised in Brooklyn in a Jewish home. He earned his BA in Radio-TV broadcasting and journalism from Brooklyn College and worked for years in radio and TV. In 1987, his Jewish mother introduced him to Sandie.  She turned out to be a practicing Christian and showed Jack Messianic prophecies in his Jewish Bible that described Yeshua. After wrestling with the gospel, Jack finally embraced Yeshua as his Messiah in 1988. The Zimmermans moved to Phoenix and founded Tree of Life Congregation in 2000. Jack is an ordained rabbi through the Messianic Jewish Alliance of America and also ordained through the Church of the Nazarene. He serves as the staff evangelist for Jewish Voice Ministries International for whom he speaks in churches and at conferences worldwide.

Rebbetzin Sandie Zimmerman was raised in Philadelphia in a practicing Christian home. Growing up, she attended a Bible believing church that professed love for Israel and the Jewish people. In her 20s, she struggled as a single mom, but built a very successful mortgage business. After marrying Jack and leading him to Yeshua, the couple felt called to ministry in 1997. She partnered with him to establish and lead Tree of Life Congregation.

Jack and Sandie led Tree of Life until 2019, believing it was time for them to retire. However, God called them back into congregational ministry! In 2022 they returned to continue leading the community. They have served in Messianic Jewish ministry for over 26 years, seeking to reach the Jewish people for their Messiah Yeshua, and teach the church about its rich Hebraic roots. Jack and Sandie have 3 children; Jordan, Ryan, and Casey; and 2 grandsons, Avriel, and Leovani.