Welcome to Biblical Israel Ministries & Tours 


Shalom! Thank you so much for visiting our web site. We are both humbled and grateful. We are an evangelical / Bible-based non-profit ministry that is dedicated and committed to offering two primary things:

We offer unique, in-depth, “non-touristy,” and highly biblical tours to Israel (& other lands of the Bible)

We offer unique & life-transforming biblical teaching that focuses upon learning the Bible in the context of the land of Israel.


    • Go HERE if you are interested in any of our Upcoming Israel tours. Take note of our new tours just listed: Feb, 2021, July-Aug, 2021 (designed for those in their 20s & 30s)
    • Go HERE to watch our latest teaching video from Israel: Visiting Caesarea.
    • Go HERE to view our teaching video on the location of the crucifixion and burial site of Jesus.
    • Go HERE if would like to have one of our “Bringing the Bible to Life” (BBL) seminars in your church.
    • Go HERE to watch recordings of our 8-part on-line teaching course/seminar – “Biblical Israel: Learning the ‘Playing Board’ of the Bible.”  
    • Dr. John DeLancey’s email: Drjohn@biblicalisraeltours.com. Phone number: 412-999-5697

We are so very honored to be able to share our ministry and unique teaching with you!

Personal Greeting from Dr. John DeLancey


Watch, listen, and enjoy a personal greeting from Israel from Dr. John DeLancey, Director of BIMT. Enjoy some of our spectacular drone video of various regions of the land of the Bible and numerous biblical sites!

We hope this word of greeting gives you a good sense of the types of Israel trips and the in-depth teaching we offer. We love unfolding the context of the Bible for you in a way that brings the Bible alive! Thanks and blessings for visiting us today! We are so very thankful for the opportunity to share our ministry and personal friendship with you We are here to serve and help you grow in your understand of God’s Word “in context” and to inspire your faith walk with Christ!

To date, Dr. John has led 72 Israel study tours in addition to his one year of study as an archaeology and historical geography student in Jerusalem in 1981-82. He has also excavated at 6 archaeological sites in Israel to date and has led 10 Greece Trips.

NOTE: Go HERE to see highlights of our February 2020 Israel-Egypt Tour. Go HERE to see highlights from our January 2020 Israel Tour. Go HERE to see highlights of our latest October 2019 Greece, Turkey, & Rome Tour.  Also, all of our scheduled tours are still a “go” but is dependent upon Israel & the U.S. opening up travel. Stay tuned!

* New: Coronavirus Update from BIMT

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, we had no choice but to postpone our March, May, June, and August Israel trips. We also had to postpone our September Greece trip as well. At the present time, travel into Israel is not permitted.
In working diligently with imagine Tours & Travel (our travel company we work with for all our trips), we have rescheduled both of these trips. We are offering an extra Israel tour: February 5-15, 2021 (go HERE for the web site) This tour includes the option to travel to Jordan, the Red Sea, and southern Israel.
Currently, we are hoping that Israel opens to allow our October and November Israel trips to happen. We also anticipate next year’s lineup of Israel tours to take place as normal (Jan, two in Feb, April-May, two in June, July-August, Sept – Greece, Oct, and Nov, 2021).
We also pray for prudence upon those making critical health decisions about this coronavirus. We pray for our President, officials, medical researchers and other world medical experts that a vaccine will be discovered. We also lift up the people and their families around the world who have been inflicted with this virus. We pray for healing. We pray for a quick and effective remedy as well as a dissipation of heightened fear, media frenzy, and anxiety.  
Blessings! Please be safe and healthy!

"Life transforming Israel tours & teaching in the context of the land of the Bible"

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Join an Israel Tour

Biblical Israel Ministries & Tours (BIMT) offers some of the most unique Christian Israel tours on the market. What sets us apart are the many more biblical sites (vs. “traditional” sites & churches) we visit (many are off-the-beaten-path sites that other groups don’t go), the in-depth biblical teaching and experiences Dr. DeLancey offers at each site, and the spiritual formational / discipleship lessons we encounter on the way. We also uniquely include optional hikes into each Israel program, allowing you to experience “walking the land” firsthand. We also take time for reflection and worship. Gleaning from Dr. DeLancey’s unique itineraries and his vast experience and expertise sets each of our tours apart from others! Go HERE if you are interested in any of our upcoming Israel tours. Tours are now scheduled through November, 2021!

Life Impact

Every Israel trip really is the ultimate discipleship program that will help you go deeper and grow stronger in your spiritual walk with God! Your excitement for reading God’s Word will reach new heights and your heart will be touched beyond imagination!  Simply put, a trip to Israel and other lands of the Bible is a lifetime investment in your “faith walk.” You will never be the same!

(New!) Free On-line “Trip Preparation” Course

We are so pleased to share 2 classes (about 2+ hours) of on-line teaching to help you prepare for the your trip. This will be through the Zoom video platform. Dr. DeLancey will personally teach this class and walk you through a series of helpful trip and travel suggestions and many of the biblical connections in advance of your trip. These will be offered about 4-6 weeks prior to your tour. We cover trip suggestions as well as biblical connections.

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Host a “BBL” Seminar for your church!

One way for us to bring “Israel” to churches around the country is through our “Bringing the Bible to Life” (BBL) seminars! This seminar includes 7+ hours of solid biblical teaching. Our aim is to bring the Bible to life through the teaching of the physical settings of the Bible. We do this through teaching biblical archaeology, historical geography, the Hebraic background of the life & ministry of Jesus, and the customs & culture of the Bible. 

A Discipleship Encounter

The seminar includes seven power point presentations, aerial / drone videos and footage, and detailed teaching that will help you “connect the dots” between the many stories from the Bible and the land. Specifically, the Bible will be opened in “3-D color,” including the history and stories of the OT to the life of Jesus! While the seminar is geared towards helping you understand what we like to call the “playing board” (the “land”) of the Bible, there are also many life-lessons and spiritual formational applications to be gleaned! Other than providing transportation for Dr. DeLancey to your church or conference, each BBL seminar is free!

New: On-Line Teaching Version of our BBL Seminar

This is a multi-session class that will teach the Bible. We will use the study of historical geography, biblical archaeology, customs & culture of the Bible, and the Hebraic background of Jesus. This course will conclude with bringing to life various stories from the Bible where they actually took place. Check the Events Page HERE of our web site to keep track of when the class sessions are offered. Go HERE to learn more about this on-line teaching. 

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Meet our Director

Rev. Dr. John DeLancey serves as the Director of BIMT.  Dr. John studied in Jerusalem as an archaeology & historical geography student for one year (1981-82), pastored for 28 years (in two evangelical churches in MN & PA), excavated at 6 archaeological sites (City of David, Kh. Nysia, Abel Beit Maacah, Gezer, Gath, and Libnah), and to date has lead 72 Israel trips (and many of these to Jordan & Egypt). He brings a unique wealth of experience to every trip he leads. He has also led 10 Greece & Turkey “Footsteps of Paul” trips.

Pastor John writes his own itineraries for all his trips, making them non-cookie-cutter trip. They are non-touristy and unique in many ways! His passion is to teach the Bible in the context of the land of Israel and to lead people to a life-transforming faith experience! His expertise is historical geography and biblical archaeology of Israel!

Dr. DeLancey is married (Sue) and they have three grown children. They also have two golden retrievers and three cats. He enjoys ultramarathons/trail running, mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, and umpiring baseball.

He has authored the book Devotional Treasures from the Holyland (now in its 3rd edition) and other teaching resources.

12 Minute Virtual Tour of Israel

Dr. DeLancey put together this 12 minute virtual tour of Israel that takes you to many biblical sites. From Old Testament sites to locations where Jesus walked, you will get a good sense of the unique regions of the land of Israel. The tour ends in Jerusalem, Israel’s historic and biblical capital.

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