Adon Olam Messianic Congregation has a 25-year history of sharing the Jewish Messiah and teaching the Jewish roots of the New Covenant faith here in Greenville, South Carolina.
1995 - 1998
In June of 1995, Upstate Messianic Fellowship was incorporated and began meeting monthly at the First Christian Church on Edwards Road in Greenville, SC under the leadership of Paul Cohen.
The meetings were moved in 1996 to Redemption World Outreach Center on Byrdland Dr. in Greenville. At first, the group met once a month, but soon shifted to twice a month.
In 1997, the meeting location and schedule were changed once again. The meetings were now held every week at the Senior Action Center on East McBee Ave. in Greenville.
The meeting location changed to the Fellowship Hall of Augusta Road Baptist Church in Greenville in 1998 where weekly Shabbat services and a mid-week Scripture study were held.
Upstate Messianic Fellowship officially became a congregation as part of the International Alliance of Messianic Congregations and Synagogues (IAMCS) and took the name Adon Olam Messianic Congregation.
2003 - 2004
In December of 2003, the congregation purchased a building on 18 acres of land in Piedmont, SC and began renovating it for use as a synagogue.
The congregation held its first Sabbath service in the newly renovated building in May of 2004 and the official dedication of the building was held in November of that year.
2008 - 2015
The Rabbi resigned in September of 2008 and one of the elders, Todd Lesser, took over as interim leader of the congregation.
In July of 2014, Todd Lesser became the full-time congregational leader of Adon Olam.
Rabbi Lesser was ordained by the International Alliance of Messianic Congregations and Synagogues as a Messianic Rabbi in January of 2015.