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Congregation Chai v’Shalom began in 1997 as a store-front office in Dogtown, St. Louis, MO.  Rev. Kevin Parviz, a Jewish believer in Y’shua (Jesus), envisioned a congregation of Jewish and non-Jewish believers in Jesus, worshipping together in much the same fashion as the Church in the 1st century, the worship style patterned after a “second-temple model” of worship. 

Our ministry has a two-fold mission.  First, we are to be engaged in intentional outreach to the Jewish community in St. Louis, and through its partner ministries, in every city with a significant Jewish population.  And second, we are to help the Church learn to appreciate the Jewish roots of their faith, to the end that they would also be in ministry to God’s first people, from whom He sent HIs only Son, Messiah Y’shua, that the world might be reconciled to Him.

We are a faith-ministry of the LC--MS, and as such we rely on the regular support of those whom God has called to sustain us with their gifts and prayers.  Please consider remembering us in your estate planning.  Electronic gifts may be made over the internet at the yellow button on the top of the page.  Thank you for your support.



Rev. Kevin Parviz, Pastor

Rev. Brian Earl, Outreach

Richard Tripper, Elder

Courtney Opheim, Music

Michelle Whitener, Music

Andrew Bolin, Family Life


The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod


THEme bible verse:

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. 

(Romans 1:16)

Mission Statement:

Bringing Y’shua to Jewish people, Bringing Y’shua to the Church!


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