Don Finto

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Don Finto is a figure in the movement among evangelicals to support the evangelism of the Jewish people.


Don Finto started his ministry as a missionary in Germany. Upon return to The United States of America, he began teaching German at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee and preaching at the Una Church of Christ while earning his Ph.D from Vanderbilt.[1] He then moved to preach at the declining Belmont Church of Christ in the 1970s during The Jesus Movement. Under his leadership, the church grew and left the Churches of Christ background. The church saw attendance from many among the music industry in Nashville, Tennessee, including Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith. Don retired from the pulpit in 1996 to found Caleb Company, an organization focused on the empowerment of youth. Don Finto's ministry focus on the Jewish people became clearer in his two books, Your People Shall Be My People, and God's Promise and the Future of Israel.[2]


B.A. Abilene Christian University (1950)
M.A. Harding School of Theology
Ph.D. Vanderbilt University


Personal life[edit]

Don is married to Martha Ann. They have three children and seven grandchildren and live in Tennessee.


  1. ^ Choate, J. E. "A Tale of Two Churches: Belmont and "Old" Hillsboro". Firm Foundation Publishing. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Gaines, Adrienne S. (21 April 2010). "Don Finto Honored for 60 Years in Ministry". Charisma Magazine. Retrieved 28 May 2013.