Meet our Teaching Team

Boaz Michael

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).


Toby Janicki

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.


Aaron Eby

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.


Ryan Lambert

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.

Torah Club is an interactive group Bible study that brings together disciples from diverse backgrounds to share the common ground of new discovery. We have more than three hundred clubs forming around the world. Find a Torah Club in your area. If there is none, prayerfully consider joining our global mission and start a club in your area—there are others like you who want to be a part of Torah Club.

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Torah Club is an interactive group Bible study that brings together disciples from diverse backgrounds to share the common ground of new discovery. We have more than three hundred clubs forming around the world. Find a Torah Club in your area. If there is none, prayerfully consider joining our global mission and start a club in your area—there are others like you who want to be a part of Torah Club.

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