Bill & Beth Cloud, Shepherds

Bill and Beth grew up in the same south Georgia town, went to rival high schools and lived just a few doors apart when they first met. Their life together officially began in March 1986, and in early 1988 they started a family with the arrival of their firstborn, Brandon. Their second son, Nathan, would follow two years later.

The trajectory of their life really began to change in September 1988, when Bill decided it was time to straighten up and live right. They began attending a church in Deland, FL, and it was here that the importance of Israel and the Jewishness of Jesus was first revealed to them. In 1990, Bill was given the opportunity to attend the Feast of Tabernacles in Jerusalem and participate as part of the worship team. Upon returning home, he and Beth began to study about the Hebrew Roots of Christianity; they began hosting Shabbat meetings, Hebrew classes and teaching to others what they were learning about their faith.

In 1997, the four Clouds moved to Tennessee and settled in Cleveland, where Bill began working for Perry Stone’s ministry, Voice of Evangelism. During his tenure there. Bill’s understanding of Hebraic concepts, including the language, was exposed to a much larger audience and resulted in invitations to speak at various churches and conferences. By early 2000, it was apparent that God was calling the Clouds to step out of their comfort zone and into the world of full time ministry. In May of that year, Shoreshim Ministries was born.

Since then, the Clouds – now seven members strong: Alan (born in 2003), Allison (born in 2005) and Melody (married to Brandon in 2018) – have traveled across the country and back many times, as well as to other nations, encouraging thousands to return to the roots of their faith. The message God birthed in them over 30 years ago has been proclaimed on the airwaves, through print media and in countless meetings, large and small, from coast to coast.

In February 2019, God once again called the Clouds to step out of their comfort zone. They began hosting meetings in Cleveland, and Bill curtailed his travel. In June 2019, they, along with their children and many local believers, established Jacob’s Tent. It is here that they will continue to share the message that has forever changed their lives, in the belief that it is continuing to change the lives of others.

Brandon & Melody Cloud, Worship Leaders

Brandon and Melody met at a Hanukkah Conference in 2016. Both worship leaders and recording artists, they quickly realized God was calling them to join together in ministry and were married in June of 2018. In June of 2020, they had their first child, Brielle.
Melody Joy has released two solo albums titled The Beginning (2016) and Awakening (2017) produced by Dove Award winning producer Michael Shade Rowsey. For the several years she has travelled the country leading worship at conferences, youth camps and churches. Be sure to check out Melody’s youtube channel for more inspiring worship.
Brandon Cloud has released two solo EPs titled Remain (2012) and As The Deer (2016) produced by dove award winning producers Nathan Walters and Gabe Combs, as well as Billboard number one artist Gabriel Bello. Brandon has had the priveledge of leading thousands of young people in worship at youth conferences, churches, and other stages around the country. He’s contributed to many other worship albums, and his song “Remain” has had radio play on mainstream Christian & Gospel stations.
With their first collaborative worship EP God of All (2018), Brandon and Melody are a breath of fresh air in the Messianic music community, as well as a rising influence in the Christian praise and worship world. While they are both powerful worship leaders individually, together, Brandon and Melody bring an anointing that takes the worship experience to a higher level.


Jeremy and Carmen have been serving in youth ministry for the past 6 years. They have had the opportunity to serve at youth camps as well.  They both love to see God move and speak through the youth, and enjoy being a part of raising the next generation. Their ministry prioritizes teaching youth about individual relationship with the Father through studying scripture and prayer, and understanding Godly order in the home. They were married in 2000 and have three children.


Robert and Neyla were wed in January of 1985, and immediately began their service to the Body of Messiah. Going back a little, Robert grew up in south Georgia with 5 sisters, his father and mother.   Neyla, was born in Colombia, South America, and came to Georgia at a young age with her mother, 2
sisters and a brother. Her family spent a lot of time with the church and everything centered on learning the Word and honoring the Father through His Son. Robert’s path took many turns. Raised with the dangerous freedom that comes from a concept that there is no absolute right and wrong,
many dark paths can be taken before finding the truth. By the time Robert and Neyla joined in their journey as man and wife both were committed to the Messiah and to the entirety of His Word as their guide through this life into eternity.
Life took them many places that included 22 years of military
service, multiple combat tours for Robert while Neyla held things together at home, and over 10 years of County Government service working with courts and legislators throughout the state of Tennessee.   At the end of 2015 Robert left secular professions behind to begin full-time employment with a global
Messianic ministry they had joined a few years before. Robert and Neyla poured themselves into building this ministry and its reach to embrace many who were wandering and lost, knowing there was more to Scriptural Living than only what’s found in the New Testament (B’rit Hadasha).

After 6 years they departed that ministry in obedience to the Father’s prompting them through the Ruach haKodesh (Holy Spirit) and Robert began Life Coaching briefly, while waiting for the Father to reveal the next step. This was at the beginning of 2019.  After the second meeting in Cleveland, the Locey’s met with the Cloud’s to talk about the vision Bill was given to begin a congregation. As two old Georgia Boys talked and tried to get to know one another, their wives were laying out the plans for the
first Feast Celebration and beyond for this new branch of the Kingdom.
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Heather Baker, Finance Officer

Heather is a wife and mother of four girls. She has been with Jacob’s Tent since our very first service, and is passionate about her JT family, as well as our livestream family
Heather comes to us as our Finance Officer after a 14 year tenure with Edward Jones. At Edward Jones, she worked as a Sr. Client Administrator where she helped clients with their Retirement funds, estate planning, education planning, as well as event planning for educational seminars.
Heather is a graduate of Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree of Health Sciences with a major in Radiation Therapy. She worked as a Radiation Therapist up until her first daughter was born.
When Heather is not serving at Jacob’s Tent, she enjoys hanging out with her family, and working in her garden.
Please feel free to reach out to Heather if you have questions about your giving via any of the online giving platforms, in person giving, or mail correspondence at or call (423)584-0377.

Laura Fulwood, Administrative Assistant

Laura is a wife to Adam who is the head of our shofar choir. She is mother to 3 adult children and a daughter to Bob and Marlene, who are also a part of our local Jacob’s Tent family. Laura recently graduated her youngest child from high school after homeschooling all of them throughout their childhood years. During her 18-year homeschooling journey she served the local homeschooling community as a co-op teacher and an event planner for various educational and recreational classes, activities, parties, etc. She also has previously served the Body of Messiah in other congregations as a children’s/youth performance dance leader and activities planner.
Laura has been a believer and follower of Messiah since childhood. Her eyes were opened to Torah and the Hebraic roots of our faith in 2001.  A big part of the reason she and her family moved to the Cleveland area in 2005 was to be a part of a previous congregation led by Bill before he went on the road, so she has a huge heart for everyone feeling drawn by the Father to be a part of our local community here at Jacob’s Tent. In the very early stages of the birth of Jacob’s Tent Laura was led by the Spirit to be a part of the amazing family the Father was creating. She joins our team standing in agreement with the vision that the Father has given Bill and Beth in leading Jacob’s Tent in Spirit and in Truth. Laura has a passion for seeing others grow in their faith walk and seeks to use her experience in serving others to serve His Kingdom. Her desire is to see our community become a place of hope and healing for all who become a part of the Jacob’s Tent family, both locally and via livestream.
Laura is the first point of contact you will have through email or phone. She will primarily be the one who ensures that you get connected to the right person/place. Please feel free to contact her with any general questions at or at (423)458-7159. When calling, please be sure to leave a message to help her better direct your needs in the nature of your call.