One biographical fact about Jonathan Cahn is that he is a Messianic Jewish Rabbi and pastor. Cahn is the author of the best-selling novel "The Harbinger" and president of Hope of the World ministries. Another biographical fact about Jonathan Cahn is that he was raised in a reform Jewish home and became a Messianic Jew by the age of 20.
Born in New York State, Cahn attended the synagogue frequently and became an atheist at the age of eight. Cahn later became a Messianic Jew after avoiding a collision while driving and later escaping from a vehicle before it was struck by a train. Cahn attended Purchase University where he studied history and ministered to the New York City homeless before obtaining his minister's license. Cahn also founded the Hope of the World Ministries.
In the 1990s, Cahn became the head of the Beth Israel Worship Center which was located in Garfield, New Jersey, prior to its relocation to Wayne, New Jersey, in 2008. Cahn is the author of three books, as of 2015, and appears in a number of video and Internet productions. As a rabbi and president of the Hope of The World Ministries, Cahn's broadcasts air daily over numerous radio stations throughout the United States.