- 1993 Ministerial Theology, Sweetwater Bible College,
- 1998 B.A. in Theology, Sweetwater Bible College, Phx.,
- 2004 M.A in Theology, Phoenix Bible College & Seminary,
- 2009 Th.D. Phoenix University of Theology, Phx, AZ
Dr. H was born in Klamath Falls, Oregon, in 1948 of Jewish parents. When
he was one month, his parents enrolled him in day-care at the Hepfner
household, a very nice Christian family. His birth parents sadly fell
into financial trouble, so at the tender age of three months, the boy was
placed in a wicker basket and left on the doorstep of the Hepfner family
with a note pinned to his clothing, requesting them to raise the child.
The Hepfner family carefully manouvered the note through the proper legal
channels and by the time Dr. H was nine months old he was adopted into the
family who raised him in the Christian faith. With this unusual history,
people often call Dr. H, "Little Moses".
Dr. H continuously thanks God for blessing him with a lovely and Godly wife,
Regina (Gina), six grown children, and 13 grandchildren.
As a pastor, the Lord called Dr. H to break down the walls of
misunderstanding between the Christian Churches and the Messianic Jewish
Communities. After having successfully planted 5 Christian Churches in the
Phoenix Valley and assisted them in training their leadership teams, Dr. H is
now - more than ever - thoroughly convinced that the Lord is equipping him to
raise up leaders in the Messianic community, while financially assisting them
in opening their own Messianic congregations.