HISTORY

“However, My servant Caleb, because a different spirit is with him and he is wholeheartedly behind Me, I will bring him into the land where he went—his offspring will inherit it.”
Numbers 14:24

1996 – 2004

Caleb Company (now Caleb Global) had its beginning during the closing year of Don Finto’s 25-year pastorate at Belmont Church in Nashville. He felt more and more called into a ministry that would engage the developing Messianic Jewish movement and he believed that he was to invest the remainder of his life into helping to raise up the next generations. There were four reasons for choosing the name “Caleb Company” in honor of the biblical Caleb: 1) Don wanted to challenge old people to keep taking their mountains even into their old age, 2) Caleb’s descendants inherited the Land, 3) Caleb is repeatedly described as a man who was wholeheartedly devoted to the Lord, and 4) Don wanted to raise up a company of Kingdom warriors who would give their lives to a wholehearted pursuit of Jesus. During the early years of Caleb Company, Don was invited to serve on the board of an international Jewish and Gentile organization that helps bring reconciliation and unity between Jewish and Gentile believers around the earth; Toward Jerusalem Council II. He was also invited to serve on the international board of Tikkun, an apostolic Messianic Jewish ministry based in Israel. 

2005 – 2010

The growth of Caleb increased dramatically when Don met Tod McDowell in February 2005 while teaching in a Jewish studies program at the Kona, Hawaii, Youth With a Mission base. Tod and his family had served in YWAM on the President’s Council, led in their Biblical Studies program, and led outreach teams all over the world, but had not yet grasped how God’s call on Israel and the Jewish people is destined to affect world revival. Through a series of God-orchestrated encounters, prophetic words and telephone calls, Don and Tod began traveling together, ultimately resulting in the McDowells moving to Nashville and Tod becoming director of the ministry. Caleb began running schools, internships and taking teams all over the world in this season.

 

2010 – 2020

Their base of operation moved from Nashville to Thompson Station, TN where they are currently occupying two houses where they host their training schools and programs as well as facilitate a prayer room and their offices. The Lord began to call Caleb to produce “weapons of mass instruction” which led them to organize more training schools, online training, and traveling to ministries and missions bases domestically and internationally. As travel to Israel increased, they leased an apartment in the heart of Jerusalem and connected with an Israeli Middle East Coordinator who represents them when they are not in the Land. Their connections with ministries inside Israel, both among the Jewish and Arab believers increased rapidly.

2020 – present

In 2020, the Lord spoke a shift for Caleb Company to become more missional and to go global in our bases of operation. They felt to continue the mandate of equipping the church with God’s heart and purpose for Israel and its relationship to world revival, while at the same time bringing revival to Israel and the Middle East. Through much prayer, Caleb clarified their mission/vision to “Ignite revival in Israel, the Middle East, and the nations.” With this clarified vision, the Lord spoke a name change for Caleb Company. Caleb Company became Caleb Global. One of the practical out workings of this clarified focus is that Caleb is now actively pursuing pioneering in the Middle East. Caleb Global’s programs include a three-month Middle East leadership school called the School of Revival, a one year internship, annual tours to Israel, annual Middle East Ministry Trips, online trainings, and numerous local gatherings in Nashville including our monthly community shabbats and our annual City-wide Shabbat celebration. We are grateful for our history. We are extremely excited about our future. Join our story as we “Ignite revival in Israel, the Middle East, and the nations.”

2020 – present

In 2020, the Lord spoke a shift for Caleb Company to become more missional and to go global in our bases of operation. They felt to continue the mandate of equipping the church with God’s heart and purpose for Israel and its relationship to world revival, while at the same time bringing revival to Israel and the Middle East. Through much prayer, Caleb clarified their mission/vision to “Ignite revival in Israel, the Middle East, and the nations.” With this clarified vision, the Lord spoke a name change for Caleb Company. Caleb Company became Caleb Global. One of the practical out workings of this clarified focus is that Caleb is now actively pursuing pioneering in the Middle East. Caleb Global’s programs include a three-month Middle East leadership school called the School of Revival, a one year internship, annual tours to Israel, annual Middle East Ministry Trips, online trainings, and numerous local gatherings in Nashville including our monthly community shabbats and our annual City-wide Shabbat celebration. We are grateful for our history. We are extremely excited about our future. Join our story as we “Ignite revival in Israel, the Middle East, and the nations.”