Dumisani Washington is the National Diversity Outreach Coordinator for Christians United for Israel, and the Director of the Institute for Black Solidarity with Israel. He is also a pastor, author, composer and music educator in Stockton, California. He and his wife, Valerie, have been married 29 years and have six children ages 16 to 27. His latest book is titled Zionism & the Black Church: Why Standing with Israel Will be a Defining Issue for Christians of Color in the 21st Century. His upcoming book is titled The Jewish Diaspora: Understanding Israel’s MultiEthnic Identity & Her Prophetic Return to the Land.
Dumisani is a graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and director of The Zion Academy of Music in Stockton. He is also senior pastor of the Congregation of Zion in Stockton;
and director of the gospel/Hebrew musical group, The Hebrew Project Artists based in Northern California.
At over 3.5 million members, Christians United for Israel is the largest pro-Israel organization in the United States. CUFI was founded by Pastor John Hagee of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio. As CUFI’s Diversity Outreach Coordinator, Dumisani works with pastors, churches, college students and millennial’s to strengthen the ties between the Christian community and the Jewish State. While continuing to pastor in Stockton, Dumisani also lectures across the country.
Dumisani formed the Institute for Black Solidarity with Israel (IBSI) in July 2013. IBSI is dedicated to strengthening the relationship between Israel and the Jewish people, and people of African descent through education and advocacy. IBSI is a social media and library resource, and partners with individuals and organizations across the country as well as in Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Ethiopia, and Israel.