Rabbi Cal Goldberg was born into a Jewish home in Detroit Michigan. His Father was a Canadian and at a young age his family moved to Edmonton, Alberta where he grew up. After High School , Cal went to NAIT and graduated from Marketing Administration and pursued a career in Hotel Management. However in 1971 he met Jan during an Alberta student summer work project, who also has Jewish background. It was during the time of the Jesus movement revival in the early seventies when many young people were coming to faith that launched them on a spiritual journey looking for meaning and purpose in life. They ended up coming to faith in Yeshua in 1973 and were married two years later in 1975.
Immediately after coming to faith, Cal sensed a call into ministry. It was confirmed when a Jewish missionary came to a Church they were attending, met Cal and gave him a prophetic word, “God has called you to work among your own people.” Cal’s Jewish identity was awakened and he began pursuing Jewish ministry. To prepare for ministry, he enrolled in Biblical studies and graduated from Vanguard Bible College, formerly NBC in 1984. After graduating Cal and Jan planted Beit Mashiach, the first Messianic Congregation in Western Canada. After ten years they moved to Calgary to plant a second one, Beth Shechinah where they have been for the past 27 years. Cal has spoken in Churches, Bible Colleges and Universities sharing about the Messianic roots of our faith. In addition to Cal and Jan’s messianic ministry they have been involved as Co-coordinators for Family Foundations for several years. They have held numerous seminars in their congregation and are committed to the vision of Family Foundations in building strong and healthy covenant marriages, families and relationships.
Cal and Jan have three grown children and six grandchildren who they love spending time with.