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 the Bram Center for Messianic Jewish Learning 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 (

Damian Eisner

Damian Eisner is the Torah Club Community Care Coordinator. Damian serves our Torah Cub leaders by providing counsel, support, and encouragement. He is available to pray with our leaders and talk about Torah Club group dynamics.

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.