February 2, 1942 – June 10, 2018
Stephen L. Fenchel 1942-2018
Stephen Fenchel passed away on Sunday June 10, 2018. Steve was born on February 2, 1942, in Brooklyn, New York to Leon S. Fenchel and Caroline Neuhut Fenchel. Steve met his wife Carol in 1971 in Woodstock, New York and they were married a year later on May 9, 1972. Steve and Carol left New York and moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico where they lived from 1976 to 2001. They had three beautiful daughters, Elan Hoshiana, Mattea Leona, and Sabra Ann. In 1991, Steve was ordained as a Messianic Rabbi, and in 2000, he was ordained as a Minister. In 2001, Steve and Carol moved back to New York City to join with Chosen People Ministries where they started Congregation Sha’ar Adonai. Rabbi Steve selflessly served the Lord over the course of several decades. He will be remembered by all as a leader, a teacher, and a friend. He was warm yet all about the business of God.
Steve is survived by his wife, his three daughters, his brother Eric and his granddaughters, Zarah and Sienna.
- Funeral Service Thursday, June 14, 2018
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August 5, 2018
Steve and Carol served as leaders of the messianic congregation at Sandia Baptist Church in Albuquerque when I was Senior Pastor. We learned so much from Rabbi Steve and enjoyed sweet fellowship. They served the Lord faithfully until God called them to NYC. Well done, good and faithful servant.
June 22, 2018
It was great to meet Stephen a few years back when he came to teach at our church in Indio, CA. My heart goes out to the family as they mourn the loss of this dear man. I rejoice in knowing that Stephen knew Jesus as His Messiah. Today he is the presence of our Lord.
June 15, 2018
I remember the blessing of the worship ministry at Adat Yeshua. My prayers have been for your family. Steve touched many lives, and his memory will continue through each of you. May G-d bless you and guide you in the days ahead. Sending love from New Mexico...Channah
June 13, 2018
I am so sorry to hear about Steve and am praying for the family during this time. May the God of peace give you comfort in the days ahead.
Blessings in Messiah,