John McQuary has been the Congregational Host as well as an elder, teacher, and founder of Becoming One Stick In His Hand – Hebraic Roots Assembly in Houston, TX for more than 12 years. He has been studying and teaching from a Messianic/Hebraic viewpoint of Scripture for over 20 years.
John and his wife, Glenda, have been married for 43+ years, and have raised four sons. John attended college and studied both Theology and Computer Science. Before their wedding, John was already employed at a Fortune 500 company, working in the Computer field. John’s spiritual journey began when he went forward and answered an “altar call”, at the age of 5 years old, to accept Messiah. At age 14, he received a Personal Call to enter ministry during a youth prayer meeting, after which he announced to his family his desire to visit the Land of Israel. He did exactly that 1 year later, at the age of 15. John continued his work in an evangelical church on a volunteer basis while he worked in the corporate world. In 1985, working volunteer as an Assistant to the Pastor and the Co-host of an all-night Christian TV Live Call-in Program, the Ruach called on John once again, this time to enter ministry work Full-time. John awakened to the Hebraic Roots of the Faith about the year 2000, with the Ruach solely speaking to him as he studied from the Torah (aka. Pentateuch, the first 5 books of the Bible), “do this, this, and this… ‘through all your generations, as an everlasting Covenant between Me and You, no matter where you live!’”. As a result, he let his minister’s license lapse in 2002 and went full into the messianic walk. He is now an Ordained Ro’eh (Shepherd) and began a “new work” in 2008, in Houston, TX. Presently, as the Sr. Hebraic Roots Shepherd, he teaches a class called, Beginning Biblical Hebrew for Research Purposes, and Intermediate Biblical Hebrew. John strives to maintain a pragmatic and practical approach to ministry, and at the same time developing the heart of a Shamash... (in Hebrew, a Servant).