Pastors & Leaders

Rabbi and Cynthia Schneider
Rabbi and Cynthia Schneider provide apostolic oversight to the leaders at Lion of Judah.


Pastor Leo
Pastor Leo came to Lion of Judah in 2003 and has been an integral and important part of the pastoral staff. He administrates, teaches classes and meets with and counsels Lion of Judah congregants on a regular basis. He has a big pastor’s heart and he loves to bring healing to people’s lives through the Word and Spirit of God in mentorship. He is married to Rose and has two children (one who is an active serving Marine) and five beautiful grandchildren.


Pastor Joshua
Pastor Joshua came to Lion of Judah in 2005 after a divine/God encounter with Rabbi K.A. Schneider in a men’s clothing store in Toledo, OH. His primary calling is to lead worship at Lion of Judah and believes music has the power to usher in the Presence of God, remove darkness and connect people to intimacy with Jesus. One of his favorite quotes comes from a brain surgeon from Memphis, Tenn., “after 25 years of working on the brain, I still cannot affect people’s minds, the way one simple song can.” God-centered-music (which can be found at Lion of Judah, every service), can and will change your life for the better!

Pastor Joshua can be found preaching, teaching and also handles Lion of Judah’s programming and production for WLMB television, YES FM and PROCLAIM FM radio stations. He has a beautiful wife, Jessica, and two young children, Shiloh and River.


Pastor Joe
Pastor Joe came to Lion of Judah in 2008 while pursuing his soon to be wife, Julie, who had already been attending Lion of Judah. Shortly after, he realized the LORD was calling him to the ministry of preaching and teaching. Pastor Joe currently serves in the ministry of Outreach, Pastoral Care, preaching and teaching. He attends Lion of Judah with his beautiful wife Julie and their two beautiful daughters.


Pastor Anita
Pastor Anita came to Lion of Judah in 2016 after following the teachings of Rabbi K.A. Schneider for many years, and then receiving a call from Rabbi to come to Toledo. Anita received her call from the Lord in 1999 after a divine encounter with the Lord Jesus in her bedroom. She is called to the office of Teacher in the Body of Christ. Additional responsibilities are preaching, operations, and women’s ministry. She has two wonderful adult children and an amazing grandson Jay Jay. Her life passion is to make disciples of Jesus Christ.


Nina Jaime, Youth Director
After hearing one of Rabbi Schneider’s sermons in 2010, Nina Jaime knew in her heart that God was leading her to sit under his teaching and spiritual covering, here at Lion of Judah. Nina has a heart for lost and hurting people and loves bringing encouragement and hope in the LORD to others. She led the Brides of Christ single women’s ministry for six years and has now been called to work with and lead Lion of Judah’s dynamic youth group! She has one son who is married with three beautiful grandchildren.


Kathleen Gant, Children’s Ministry Director
Kathleen Gant came to know the Lord during a divine encounter at her place of work in Toledo, OH. During that encounter, the Lord poured into Kathy a love from Him that was unexplainable to her. God also directed her heart toward a desire to connect children’s hearts, to the Father’s heart, and into the knowledge of Christ. Kathleen has four adult children and 11 grandchildren.