About Us

The purpose of One Heart for Israel is to transform people’s lives with a deeper understanding of God’s redemption story by discovering the Bible’s full meaning through education and inspiration.

Pastor Kevin Dieckilman PhD.

Dr. Kevin Dieckilman is the founding president and CEO of One Heart for Israel, a non-profit religious educational organization (501c3) building bridges between the Christianand Jewish communities around the world. 

For twenty years Kevin, has organized and lead study tours to Israel helping people discover firsthand the Land of the Bible. Pastor Dieckilman has developed tours for the general public, college students, pastors and military chaplains. He has been involved in archaeological digs throughout Israel and has done extensive study and research in Nazareth, Jerusalem and the City of David. In cooperation with archaeologists and the Government of Israel, he has developed the first curriculum to be used on Christian college and university campuses on “The History of Israel”.  

Dr. Dieckilman served as the senior pastor of Simi Hills Christian Church for 19 years in Simi Valley, Ca. He holds a B.S. in Christian Ministry, MDiv. in Theology, and a PhD in Biblical Archaeology. He is an innovative pastor and teacher using many creative methods to teach and illustrate biblical stories, people and places through video, drama and reproductions. Some of the full-size replicas include the carpenter shop of Jesus in Nazareth and all the furnishings from the wilderness Tabernacle and Solomon’s Temple beginning with The Ark of the Covenant. 

Over the past twenty years, he has made many radio and television and personal appearances throughout the world teaching and lecturing. With a passion for world missions he has organized and led Christian mission teams throughout the U.S., Europe, Africa, South America and Asia. Working with churches, he has led construction teams around the world building homes, schools, churches, retreats and medical centers. He has been the project coordinator for over 30 world mission teams administrating the acquisition and transportation of building materials to remote locations all around the world. As a contractor, he worked for a major home builder supervising the construction of master-planned communities building thousands of homes throughout Southern California.

 Dr. Dieckilman works with many Jewish organizations such as Stand with Us, Jewish Federation, Israeli American Council as well as speaking at many Jewish and Christian events throughout Southern California. He also serves on the executive committees of the annual Israeli Independence Day Festival in Los Angeles and the annual Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces Gala. 

He served as the controller for the Israel Christian Nexus for several years with Israel’s Brigadier General Shimon Erem. Kevin served as a member of the Heroin Task Force of Simi Valley California representing the churches in the war against drugs. He has served on the president’s advisory committee of Hope International University, as a member of the oversight committee of the North American Christian Convention and works with Strategic Communications, a non-profit organization which owns and operates Christian radio stations around the world. He has led a project to rebuild Voice of Hope, broadcasting the Bible into the Muslim countries in the mid-east and Europe. Today he also serves on governing boards of other nonprofit organizations and colleges. Pastor Kevin also serves as a chaplain in the Air Force reserve.

He has received many awards including Americans for a Safe Israel Award, Chariots of Salvation Award, and the Medal of Jerusalem Award. Kevin has made numerous television and radio appearances speaking of historical and current Judeo-Christian issues. He and John Maxwell are listed as the top two recommended speakers to groups regarding Christian issues in the 2017 list of top speakers in America by “Meetings and Conventions”. He is the author of dozens of articles and the soon to be released book “From the Hands of the Carpenter”.

Anna Dieckilman
Director, One Heart for Israel

Patti Novak
Chief Administrator One Heart for Israel

Tommy Novak
President, Abba Property Solutions

Terry Riordan
Golfconsult LLC, Consultant

Mike Shires
Associate Dean, Pepperdine School of Public Policy

John Tayloe
Founder & President, Strategic Communications Group

To Act

We believe Jesus Christ is the Messiah, the one spoken of by the Old Testament prophets. “The Holy Spirit working through his followers in families and the Church is the source of the greatest hope for the world today.

We are called to be a necessary influence of Judeo -Christian values and ethics in our communities. We believe Christians must be firm in their faith and prepared to lovingly confront those who would oppose the God of the Bible.  

We are committed to impact the religious, secular and political environments with the transforming power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.


With experts, scholars and leaders which take place throughout the year according to their availability. Often we will host them in cities where One Heart groups meet and we are able to schedule personal appearances either private or public.

College Curriculum

All schools of higher education are the epicenter for ideas and values that determine both present culture and future doctrine. We partner with universities around the world by providing curriculum and experiential teaching of the history of Israel through the Old Testament, enhanced New Testament studies, archaeological discoveries, and the value and importance of modern Israel through it’s advancements and humanitarian efforts.

Scholars Library

we work to provide a comprehensive resource of books, articles, CD’s and DVD’s that are available concerning the Judeo-Christian interests and the challenges we face around the world.

Distinctive Speaker

Providing regular opportunities for world leaders, religious leaders and experts in many fields current to today’s culture and issues in personal appearances to educate, enlighten and inspire people.

Living The Promise

To Christian middle and high school students and teachers by helping them understand the challenges of multicultural and multi-religious people living in harmony around the world. Learning from history of God’s blessing and dealing with those he loves in the context of his purpose and plan for all people.

Israel Study Tours

Providing several types of study tours of Israel, teaching and equipping people to understand the meaning behind the Scriptures. Our tours include more sites, more teaching and more diversity in understanding the land of the Bible. We organize general study tours, pastors study tours, I-2 tours for those who would like to experience many of the places not seen on a first tour. College age tours, and a high end wine tour.

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