IS JACOB PRASCH A FAKE JEW? ~ by Treena Gisborn

No one who practices deceit shall dwell in my house; no one who utters lies shall continue before my eyes. (Psalm 101:7).

I now regard Jacob Prasch as a fake and a liar in every single respect. He is certainly a fake Christian, but now it appears that he is also a fake Jew!

I began my research into Jacob Prasch in 2016 when I questioned his fake intra-seal rapture teaching. I soon discovered that intra-seal contained many troubling errors. Since then I have written a number of posts on the subject. I have also questioned Prasch’s relationship with ecumenists David Noakes and Clifford Hill of Issachar Ministries, {1} and recently his approval of Jackie Alnor’s article endorsing Billy Graham as a valid evangelist. {2}  Prasch’s feigned ignorance of the true identity of John Cambridge identity also raised a few eyebrows. {3} Some of Prasch’s associations are very puzzling indeed for someone claiming to be a bible believing teacher. One way and another, many things about Jacob Prasch do not add up. In September 2016, I came to the following conclusion: “Prasch’s casuistry and equivocation, are, dare I say it, almost Jesuitical. I have come to the point where I would not take anything he says at face value.” {4}

Since the David Nathan episode last year, more questions about Prasch’s true motives have come into question. In particular the antichristian venom that he often directs towards others has been highlighted. Many Christians have suffered at the hands of Prasch’s abusive rages over the years, and true to type, Prasch has also abused me with his often repeated “Jezebel” slur. In recent months, Prasch’s deception is being exposed regularly, none more graphically than in Frank Rogers’ video Jacob Prasch Exposed (Part 6) {5} This video exposes Prasch as an out and out liar!

Inexplicably, Prasch retains the support of the CMFI {6} and people like Marco Quintana, John Haller, Joshua Chavez and Amos Farrell. Bill Randles friendship with Prasch is at an end, although Randles still persists in slandering David Nathan. These Prashites are the so called “leaders” that have oversight and influence over a significant part of the remnant church in these perilous times! (2 Timothy 3:1). “Jacob’s family is a combination of Roman Catholic and Jewish. (In his youth he was forced to attend a Catholic school, but also attended the Jewish Community Center.”{7}

Below is a clip where Prasch claims that he is “fluent in Hebrew”, after confirming his family’s background as Jewish and Roman Catholic: (password Hebrew)

Prasch’s most recent books state that he has a Jewish background: (password Shadows)

Prasch’s repeated claim of having a Jewish background has now been thrown into serious doubt.

The Prasch family tree from1542-2019 can be found at
The record lists Prasch’s father as James Aloysius Prasch 1926-1988 from New Jersey USA.
There is no indication in the record that he was Jewish. Indeed the Prasch gravestone is situated in a Catholic graveyard complete with masonic symbol. (password Ancestry)

Someone going by the name of Truth Dispenser left the following comment on Frank Rogers’ recent video. I am informed that these details come from inside the Prasch camp and concern a cover up by  Moriel staff:

“Despite what he claims, people very close to Prasch have covered his deceit for years because
James (Jimmy) A. Prasch comes from a Catholic family with no Jewish blood.
Both parents were catholic going back many generations.
Prasch is not a Jewish surname and his dad who was a New York cop was buried in St Mary’s catholic cemetery. In fact, Prasch is named after his dad and BOTH have the same middle name of Aloysius after the catholic saint of the same name.
His dad’s memorial stone also shows his older brother’s name and has the sign of The Cross and the Freemason’s compasses on it.
The New Jersey synagogues have no record of a catholic boy of that name converting to Judaism or receiving his bar mitzvah.
This will come as a shock to the many people who followed Prasch, because they thought he was Jewish. When he first began the charade many years ago, he called himself Yacov – and many still call him that in England.
When he was challenged about it, he then changed his name to Jacob, which most people now call him, but his family and old friends continue to call him by his real name of Jimmy.
Yes, he married a Jewish girl he met in Israel. Yes, they lived in Galilee and yes, he has learned some Hebrew and Yiddish.
But that’s as far as it goes.”

Anonymous left comment on my blog on the 12th of April:

“Another question that is really not asked is does James (Jimmy) Prasch truly have Jewish ancestry in his family?
Jacobs mother was a faithful Roman Catholic and his father James Prasch SR was of no apparent faith at all.
Jimmy’s mom and dad would have been married in a Roman Catholic Church and a priest back in those days would never have married a Roman Catholic to a Jewish man.
Now James wife Pavia is for sure Jewish so maybe after James married Pavia he adopted the Jewish faith and then eventually both James and Pavia would convert to Christianity.
Jacobs real name is listed here on his mom’s obituary.
Maureen A. Prasch (Nee:Connors)
Lakewood – Maureen A. Prasch (Nee:Connors); 86, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 28th at the Center for Hope Hospice in Elizabeth, NJ, surrounded by her loving family.
Maureen was born and raised in Bayonne, NJ. She moved to Highlands, NJ where she lived until her retirement in 1989. Before eventually settling in Lakewood, NJ, she spent her early retired years extensively travelling the U.S. and lived briefly on Whidbey Island in Washington State, and in Venice, Hollywood Beach and West Palm Beach, FL.
She was a retired Scheduler for NY and NJ Port Authority for over 21 years. She loved New York City and spent much of her free time there enjoying it. She was a patriotic American who bore a deep love for her Irish heritage. She travelled to Ireland many times and was an avid fan of its music, dance and literary culture.
Beloved Mother of James A. Prasch, Jr., Theresa Prasch Ward, Robert C. Prasch, & Sandra O’Connor Carey. Devoted Grandmother of Beth Miel, Eli Prasch, Kieran Prasch, Ashlyn Ward & Rhiannon O’Connor. Adoring Great-Grandmother of Joshua Miel. Loving Sister of Catherine Connors and the late Michael, Charles, Brian, Francis, and Cornelius Connors, Theresa Boyle, Anne Halecki, and Margaret Carstens. Dear Sister-In-Law of Peter Halecki. She is also survived by many Nieces & Nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Viewing on Wednesday, May 2nd from
4 – 8 PM at the G. Keenen O’Brien Funeral Home, 984 Avenue C, Bayonne. A Funeral Mass will be offered on Thursday, May 3rd at 11 AM at St. Vincent’s Church. Private Cremation.
Published in Asbury Park Press on May 1, 2018
So Jacob maybe adopted the name Jacob so he could be called Yacov and sell himself as a Jewish American teacher?
Again keeping in mind his wife Pavia is very smart and teaches Hebrew and Mathematics in the UK where Jimmy still lives.
Jimmy is a citizen of the UK not of American and has no American address unless you include David Listers address where Jimmy will stay on occasion.
Interesting the bag of goods people have been sold for decades.
Jimmy has always been an angry person.
I hope he gets better “

Prasch has linked his surname to Pharisee. “The Pharisee (“separatist”) party emerged largely out of the group of scribes and sages. Their name comes from the Hebrew and Aramaic parush or parushi, which means ‘one who is separated.'” {9}

My research has revealed no connection between the name parush/parushi and Prasch. This is another piece of Prasch’s fiction! The origin of Prasch is unknown – the name is most prevalent in the USA, Germany and Austria. {10}
As stated above, the middle name of both Jacob Prasch and his father is Aloysius. “Aloysius is a French baby name. In French the meaning of the name Aloysius is: Famous warrior, from the Old German ‘Chlodovech’. Aloysius is the name of the Italian Saint Aloysius of Gonzaga, and common among British Roman Catholics.” {11}  “Saint Aloysius de Gonzaga, SJ (Italian: Luigi Gonzaga; 9 March 1568 – 21 June 1591) was an Italian aristocrat who became a member of the Society of Jesus.” {12} I am sure that many are aware, the Society of Jesus are the Jesuits.

Despite his questionable claim of Jewish descent, I fear that Prasch is no true friend of the Jewish people at all! Is this the reason Prasch publicly turned against Messianic Jew, David Nathan (Bread of Life Ministries), after David announced that he was leaving Moriel Ministries, and consequently Prasch’s sphere of influence?

I find some interesting parallels between Jacob Prasch and Haman (Hebrew: המן‎ Hâmân; also known as Haman the Agagite or Haman the evil). Haman, was the main antagonist in the Book of Esther and a descendant of Agag, the Nephilim king of the Amalekites, the bitterest enemies of the Jews. (1 Samuel 15:8). Haman’s hatred of the Jews qualifies him as a type of the Antichrist. Ironically, Haman means to rage, be turbulent. Strong’s 2001a {13}

Then Harbona, one of the eunuchs in attendance on the king, said, “Moreover, the gallows that Haman has prepared for Mordecai, whose word saved the king, is standing at Haman’s house, fifty cubits high.” And the king said, “Hang him on that.” (Esther 7:9)
In Susa the citadel itself the Jews killed and destroyed 500 men, and also killed Parshandatha and Dalphon and Aspatha and Poratha and Adalia and Aridatha and Parmashta and Arisai and Aridai and Vaizatha, the ten sons of Haman the son of Hammedatha, the enemy of the Jews, but they laid no hand on the plunder. (Esther 9:6-10).
Will Prasch finally be hoisted with his own petard?

The LORD watches over the sojourners; he upholds the widow and the fatherless, but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin. (Psalm 146:9).


28 thoughts on “IS JACOB PRASCH A FAKE JEW? ~ by Treena Gisborn

  1. Just a quick one wei weng

    You noted the following ‘Prasch could say his family is Jewish, as his wife is Jewish and hence his children are Jewish. A person can only be a Jew by conversion to Judaism and born to a Jewish mother’

    This statement is commonly believed but is incorrect.
    The correct lineage biblically is from the Fathers side. It was the Nurembourg code which changed this to be from their mothers side. And therefore this is why we have many issues today with many claiming to be jews and they are not,

    So is JPs fathers liineage Jewish? if not then he is not
    Although in the OT people can become become Hebrew by going through a specific process

    Converting to Judaism is only converting you to a Pagan Religion. Judaism marked the end of Hebrewism.
    If he converted to the Hebrew ways then that is fine
    But Judsaism is paganised version of Hebrewism & the Torah mixed with the Babylonian Talmud & Mysticism.

    We must understand the differences. As later on in the NT Paul referred to ‘The Jews Religion’ or other instances instead of saying the Passover ‘The Jews Feast’ where they turned everything into a religion and away from the true meaning

    I remember watching Prasch years ago and some of the stuff he says was correct. It was when the Torronto Blessing/Curse was knocking around. But you find he had a chip on his shoulder which could cause others around him to be the same rather than just speaking the truth and exposing the false it could lead to a slanging match. Just preaching the truth will expose the false anyway but each week it would be a comtinous theme – ashame really

    A big sign for me is when these speakers etc have the Zionist flag in the background which they claim to be the Israel Star of David – Which David had with special powers to protect him against the enemy, David never had a Star on his shield, The bible clearly states its the star of their god Rempham reintroduced via the Rothchilds
    The Seven Candle stick menorah was the symbol God gave to Israel.

    I have tried watching him a couple of times since over the years but he flirts between English and Hebrew which for me becomes incoherrent may by trying to confuse people but sound clever at the same time, im not sure

    Ive found myself moving more and more away from these people speanding more time in the word and listening to God is the best source of daily bread ill ever need

    God bless

  2. Wow I have had a bad feeling about the symbols I have see around Jacob, Thank you for doing the research, to expose this false teacher, Jesus warned us about these wolf’s in sheep’s clothing,

  3. Tom, perhaps it would be better to address the issues and topics presented in the article itself, rather than calling names. It is counter productive and normally comments such as these are not approved. However, they can be used to show just how far many have fallen into error, as calling names is simply a fleshly, knee jerk reaction. We all have struggled with this on some level, but it is important that we learn to get past these reactionary comments and rather that we dig into Scripture so clearly understand what is being said and to prepare us to respond correctly. Also, it may be of benefit to study out Jezebel, as calling someone “a Jezebel” is simply in error. Much of what has been taught surrounding the “Jezebel spirit” is wrong and has no scriptural foundation. Please prayerfully consider this.

    Pro 15:18 A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.
    Pro 10:18 He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.

  4. Richard please take the time to fact check the information in these articles. Jacob Prasch has been found to be a proven liar along with teachings that are not biblical.

  5. I like Jacob Prasch. Being a bible scholar myself, I can tell he is one of the better bible expositors. In my experiences, I find that the good ones are attacked all the time. Be wary my friends, lest Satan use you unwittingly.

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  7. If I can kindly with Love and God’s Truth say this
    We are to correct and mark them that are teaching false doctrine , but God’s word says to still admonishing them as a brother . Jesus said we are to love them that hate us pray for them that persecute us and so good to them that use us .

    Jacob has also made me bitter at his false doctrine
    But I gave him to Jesus Christ
    Have a blessed day

  8. I believe Jacob Prasch is saying he is Jewish by ethnicity even though all the evidence proves he is not. He never answers but with blurred statements as well contradictory ones as well. I believe because his wife is Jewish he believes himself one.

  9. My great grandmother was Jewish and married my great grandfather who wasa catholic. She possibly converted to Catholicism to marry, I don’t know. But by my DNA she was 100 percent Jewish no other ethnicity. So are you talking Jewish by religion or Jewish by ethnicity? My grandmother and father also raised catholic but obviously have Jewish ancestry. Also obviously their surname isn’t Jewish. Maybe getting in touch with your ancestry leads you to study that religion but not convert to it but take on certain aspects of it. Like Old Testament feasts etc.

  10. Dear Treena, thanks for the info on Jacob .
    The internet world is becoming a sespool of greed and marketing techniques called ” click baiting or using trolling and harassment to stir up people into trafficking them to respond to their sites . They pourposly use strange videos and slanderous pictures to cause reaction from the U tube viewers . Social blade then is added to the mix as long as they can get people to watch their rediculous slanderous mocking videos ,then more money is given to them . Almost like someone playing poker obsessively as they think somehow they will hit the jackpot on leading others to Jesus ? Funny I thought it took humility ,respect and love with Truth to be a disciple of Jesus ? Ever since Jacob started getting connected with josh the computer hacker / nurd this has become far more sinister than you can even imagine . I am a retired mst used to work in a drug and alcohol rehab hospital in Ohio and I can tell you for sure Jacob has a serious problem with NPD what we label as Narcissist personality disorder and possibly a tendency to have sociopathic traits of predator type behavior this is why he is constantly paranoid , trying to cover up his tracks and using other titles as a identity very dangerously similar to former cult leaders such as David Koresh ,and Jim Jones

    The seriousness of this cult is because this is labeled as Hebrew Roots , or Hebrew roots movement . It ties in JUDISM with the tanach
    Hope I spelled that right . The Talmud sometimes is regarded as part of the Torah or the law of Moses but those who wrote it were at that time in the Babylon era where they were big into mysticism and the occult . JUDISM is ok to learn as long as a Christian knows that the basis for his or her salvation is not of the law but of the Grace of Jesus . So somewhere between the hidden pathological lies of Jacob disguized as a Jew his NARCISSISM grew into A God type figure of his inline followers . I came out of a similar Hebrew roots cult called philia Ministries where they are called Torah observent but are taught the same rabbinism and the kaballah ! Gnosticism has decieved many Christisns into believing they are audibly hearing from God in dreams ,signs ,visions ,and wonders more lying wonders !

    It’s how the enemy uses the Jews to blind them into dragging them and the gentiles back under the law . Hope that helps

    We can only pray now that people like Jacob and moriel Ministries will open their spiritual eyes before they are led away to eternal seperation from God ! This is serious as moriel is not the only Hebrew roots cult using online recruitment to lure baby Christians away from Jesus to Idolatry .

  11. Claiming to be Jewish was a large part of Prasch’s so called ministry, so it’s difficult to lay it aside and lay claim to his being one of the best bible teachers around. Add to his lies of being Jewish the facts that some of his teachings are just as tainted and false as those he calls out and you end up error, leaven and many being deceived.That’s a wolf.

  12. Laying aside the fake Jew story, I believe that Jacob is still one of the best bible teachers around. His exposure of Darby’s false pre Trib rapture theory has ruffled a few feathers. Could this be another reason many are jealous of him? Many compromising ‘teachers’ are afraid of losing their income and friends if they drop the pre Trib error. There are too many snowflakes within the body today, afraid to rebuke and follow truth. Jacob isn’t one of these.

  13. They possibly could be what is called trolls on fb. Perhaps they are weighting the evidence and prayerfully considering and testing scriptural evidence. Not sure what your point is but those are two possible reasons. Could also be that many have just forgotten to unfriend one or the other or all.

  14. Why are a good number of your friends on Facebook friends with John Haller who has close ties with Jacob? A few of your FB friends have Jacob as their friends also.

  15. I think you are somewhat of a fool. Jacob Prasch is obviously a brother in Christ Jesus. Fools like yourself abandon brotherhood over differences in prophetic understanding. You will be revealed for who you are in good time.

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  17. I have heard him many times, saying that his father was Jewish. He even joked, “I’ve been dipped and clipped,” which I felt was too crass for a church service.

  18. J Prasch said “I am not halachaly Jewish. My wife and children, however, are.” ( from

    Yet he said “So I’m speaking to you as a Jewish person, …..”

    He’s only a Hebrew speaking evangelist to the Jews. Just as Hudson Taylor never claimed to be Chinese when he was a Chinese speaking evangelist to the Chinese!

    Prasch could say his family is Jewish, as his wife is Jewish and hence his chikdren are Jewish. A person can only be a Jew by conversion to Judaism and born to a Jewish mother.

    I had publicised, promoted him as a messianic Jew and arranged for him to teach; yet he never corrected me in private or clarified in public – still wondering why, and my mind now wanders too in light of the recent unpleasant developments with fellow believers definitely initiated by JP. I remarked to others that I am embarrassed now to introduce him to others.

    Is there any more balm in or from JP? (a book “No more balm from Gilead” that JP has yet to publish.) Wrote a couple of times to both JP and that all in moriel must listen again and again and again JP’s message on “Christ The Foundation When Truth Becomes A Lie” (

    I commented recently to others who were big fans and supporters of JP that we are very disturbed, dissapointed and affected by recent events – affected much because we were closely associated with him. I am reminded of an article – that is on target – so resembling this gifted and brilliant teacher we know :-

  19. Regrettably there’s no clear apostolic verse in the NT that says FOLLOW THE MONEY.
    the nearest we have is our Lord’s scathing indictment: Take these things hence; make not my Father’s house an house of merchandise.

  20. Bill can state whatever he wants, but until I see the Moriel link and the sermons by J.P. removed from his church website I won’t change my mind about being done with him, actually I’m done with him too. There are TOO many pastors, so called prophesy experts, theologians, Hebrew and Greek scholars out there who SAY AND DO NOT. They are so busy and take trips around the world “teaching” the same stuff they are feeding us, why do we put up with it by giving them the money to do it? Who worry about breaking the heart of the one who offended. Are you kidding me, what about God’s sheep? I have no respect for them, I’m quite upset about the ‘God doesn’t care attitude’. I’m a sinner just like everyone else, but the sheep belong to God. “Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the LORD. Therefore thus saith the LORD God of Israel against the pastors that feed my people; Ye have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them: behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith the LORD.” Jeremiah 22:1&2. Where is your sorrow Bill, you were deceived too Bill, do what we did Bill, repent!

  21. Well, now it’s understandable why he (Jacob/James) linked his ship to David Nathan’s – to have an authentic Messianic Jew on his team to give himself more credibility. He just underestimated the power of the Holy Spirit to bring to light the truth.

  22. Wow! Thank you, Treena, great job! I’m speechless. I have forwarded this to others. Hopefully the “church” will open their eyes!! As for me, mine were opened 2 years ago thanks to Miguel Hayworth’s website whom I first found through B. Randles church website. How did I come to hear Jacob the first time? Through a David Hocking conference. I’m still ashamed I even know who J.P. is! “These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to who is reserved the blackness of darkness forever. Jude 12-13

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