Living Experiences Israel Tour

October 9-18, 2023

Since 2009, the Center for Holy Lands Studies has existed to resource you and your church to explore the origins of your faith, embody that faith here in the present, and pass it on to the next generation. This is intentionally a larger mission, because it honestly takes all of us to fulfill. Whether through biblical tours and study programs to the lands of the Bible or print and digital resources that take the insights from the land and transport them back to you in your home or local church, we are passionate about helping you to explore, embody, and pass on your faith.

We want to partner with you on a lifelong journey of biblical study, faith discovery, disciple-making, leadership development, and multiplication of the church.


When you travel with the Center for Holy Lands Studies (CHLS), it's not just a trip- it's an experience! Not only will you get amazing photo ops to fill your scrapbook, you'll also discover a deeper understanding of what was said in the Bible and what the authors meant by it.

Every tour is hosted by a highly qualified tour guide, and a Bible teacher or ministry leader. Together, these guides bring the Bible to life right before your eyes as you visit authentic historical sites and explore them through the four-part CHLS approach:

  • Culture - Discover, in original context, how the culture and language of the biblical story are interwoven in ancient society and daily life.
  • History - Find out what was said and done, and what was meant by it, in the biblical and historical context.
  • Land - See geographic landscape come to life, allowing the land to have its own narrative in Scripture and biblical story, and is as much a character itself as any person in the text.
  • Spirit - Explore the common beliefs of the biblical time period, and how the spiritual climate impacts our understanding of the story.


Living Experiences Israel Tour

October 9-18, 2023

Tour Overview

Your life and ministry will be forever changed as you visit the land of the Bible. You will be stepping into the places and stories you have only read about: the Jordan River, Sea of Galilee, Elah Valley, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, the Jericho Road overlook, Dan, Caesarea Philippi and more!

Hosted by

Wilfredo "Choco" De Jesus

Assemblies of God General Treasurer

Wilfredo “Choco” De Jesús has served as general treasurer of the Assemblies of God since 2019. He is a member of the Executive Leadership Team. De Jesús oversees the Division of Treasury.


DR. Jeffrey P. Garcia, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of New Testament and Second Temple Literature, Nyack College (New York, NY)

Dr. Jeffrey P. García is Associate Professor of New Testament and Second Temple Literature at Nyack College. He holds a PhD in Hebrew and Judaic Studies from New York University where he studied under the direction of world-renowned scholar Dr. Lawrence Schiffman. His specializations are the Gospels and the Dead Sea Scrolls, as well as Second Temple and Tannaitic (earliest generation of rabbis) texts.


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  • Cost without Airfare: $3,130.00
  • Single Supplement Fee: $1,100
*A $400 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration. By submitting a deposit, you consent to the terms of the travel forms and to the general program information.

Important Dates


  • Tour Dates: October 9-18, 2023
  • Registration Closes: July 7, 2023
  • $400.00 Deposit Due Date: April 7, 2023
  • Final Balance Due Date: July 7, 2023
*After full balance due date all monies are non-refundable.