Rabbi Wayne


Rabbi Wayne and Joy Leland have been married 45 years and are proud parents of their daughter Karen and treasure her husband Michael Hohman and their three children, Lily, Levi and Rose.

Wayne and Joy Leland moved to the Florida panhandle from North Carolina and began a home study group in 2001. Wayne was ordained as a Rabbi and founded Ahm Yisrael Messianic Synagogue in 2010. By 2015, the congregation had outgrown the rented facility and were able to purchase the building on 9255 Military Trail in Navarre. Thus making the congregation the first synagogue in Santa Rosa County, Florida.

Ahm Yisrael is in fellowship with Brit Ahm Messianic Synagogue in Pensacola Florida, Congregation Mayim Chayim in Daphne Alabama, Beit Israel Messianic Synagogue in Bayou La Batre Alabama and affiliated with the Messianic Jewish Alliance of America (MJAA) and the International Alliance of Messianic Congregations (IAMCS).

Along with his ministry responsibilities, Wayne is also a Florida State Certified Home Builder and has been building homes in North Carolina and Florida for over 30 years.

They welcome the fellowship, worship, discipleship and unity of all who are willing to seek a relationship with Yeshua.

Our synagogue offers:

  • Service every Shabbat (Saturday)
  • Bible Study every Tuesday
  • Men’s Ministry
  • Women’s Ministry
  • Youth Ministry
  • Nursery Ministry
  • Various Community Outreach opportunities


Rabbi Wayne