Meet our Teaching Team
The Founder and Director of First Fruits of Zion. He resides in Jerusalem, Israel, from where he directs First Fruits of Zion’s international efforts and is active in establishing a Messianic Jewish learning center in Jerusalem.
D. Thomas Lancaster
Director of Education at First Fruits of Zion, the author of the Torah Club programs and several books and study programs. He is also the pastor of Beth Immanuel Sabbath Fellowship in Hudson, WI (www.bethimmanuel.org).
Teacher, writer, and project manager for First Fruits of Zion and Vine of David. He contributes regularly to Messiah Journal and has written several books including God-Fearers: Gentiles and the God of Israel.
The Vine of David Director and an author and translator for FFOZ. He was the chief translator of The Delitzsch Hebrew Gospels and works to develop liturgical resources that will strengthen Messianic Judaism.
As the Director of Outreach, Ryan’s role is to connect with pastors and leaders so that First Fruits of Zion can better serve the church and the Messianic Jewish movement in the area of Messianic Judaism and the Jewish roots of the faith.