Rabbi Ralph Messer’s Bio
Internationally acclaimed Bible teacher, conference speaker, and Spirit-filled minister, Rabbi Ralph Messer is the President and Founder of Simchat Torah Beit Midrash® (STBM) – a congregation and school based in Colorado. With an Apostolic and Evangelistic anointing, Rabbi Messer actively teaches the Hebrew Roots of the Christian Faith, fulfilling the great commission to “…make disciples of all the nations” (Matthew 28:19). As the founder of Simchat Torah Beit Midrash, Rabbi Messer is pioneering a work to bring the "Good News" of Yeshua (Jesus Christ) in the Torah to the ends of the earth.
Translated from Hebrew as “The Joy of God’s Teaching and Instruction/House of Study” – Simchat Torah Beit Midrash (STBM) is a House of Joy, Worship, and Study. STBM is also a premier Publisher and Resource Center for Hebraic materials, Bible courses, and curriculum. Through the vision of Rabbi Messer, STBM launched the International Center for Torah Studies™ (ICTS) – teaching a truly unique Discipleship methodology called, the “Kol-Bo ‘Walking with Yeshua’ Discipleship Program”. This Discipleship Program is a multi-level, multi-media curriculum facilitating college-style courses in classrooms internationally, including online Biblical studies. The Kol-Bo Discipleship Program is currently comprised of over 150 hours of Rabbi Messer’s teachings available on VHS, CD, DVD, and video-streamed by internet from the STBM website: www.Torah.tv . The ICTS program utilizes STBM’s award-winning Companion Textbooks whose stunning full-color design appeals to every type of student, including those who learn best by seeing and listening – called audio/visual learners. Rabbi Messer’s gift for teaching the audio/visual learner had become a hallmark of the STBM ministry.
For more than 30 years, Rabbi Messer has facilitated inter-faith discussions between denominations, cultures, and various groups, across the country, and internationally as a popular keynote conference speaker and minister. In addition to appearances and as a frequent host on cable/satellite networks such as Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), God’s Learning Channel (GLC), and Daystar Television Network, STBM has ties with other international ministers including Rev. Kenneth Copeland, Pastor Paula White, and Bishop T.D. Jakes.
Prior to entering the ministry full-time as a Pastor and Teacher – “Rabbi”, he was a Regional Vice President for a Fortune 500 company, specializing in Accounting, Business Administration, and Finance. Married to his wife Maureen for over 25 years, Rabbi & Mrs. Messer have six children, actively involved serving with them in the ministry of STBM.