Torah Class is an independent, non-denominational organization of gentile Christians and Messianic Jews who have banded together to teach the Torah and the Old Testament (Tanakh) from a Hebraic Heritage perspective, and then to apply that understanding to the works of Messiah in the New Testament and ultimately to our lives and personal relationship with the Lord.
Our 7-fold mission is to: 1) Teach The Word of God in spirit and truth, 2) recover the foundational patterns and principles of the Bible, some which have been erroneously deemed obsolete by the Institutional Church, 3) revitalize God’s principles in our lives and hearts, 4) bless and comfort Israel, the land and the people, 5) break down the wall of division that has been built-up over the centuries between Jew and gentile, 6) restore the pure spirit and basic purpose of the earliest Messianic movement (the Church) that followed the death and resurrection of Our Savior, and 7) make available to others around the world, at no cost, the teachings and lessons of TorahClass.com, which includes the works of several outstanding and devoted Bible and Torah scholars, academics, Rabbis, Teachers, and writers.
Our founders are Tom and Becky Bradford, lifelong Believers. Tom is a former Fortune 500 corporate senior executive who retired early in life when the Lord suddenly inspired Tom with a consuming passion for Israel and the Holy Scriptures. He spent several years in intense Scripture study, being mentored by Jewish Torah scholars and Christian academics, has poured over countless volumes of works of the great Hebrew sages and Rabbis and the learned Christian Scholars (ancient and modern). His formal university education began with study in Archeology and Egyptology before becoming a Business major, which propelled his former career in the Hi-Tech field.
Tom and his wife Becky have explored Egypt & Jordan, spent much time in Israel leading tours, teaching, mentoring the leaders of our two ministries located in Israel, providing hands-on humanitarian aid, and even helping to relocate Israelis to safety during times of war. They have traveled extensively to all the continents except Australia. Tom has studied Hebrew and Torah extensively, was educated in the New Testament, and taught Adult Bible Study for over a decade. He has written several seminars on various Biblical topics, spoken on Middle Eastern affairs, Israel, the Bible, and Islam. Becky is an integral and indispensable part of their ministry, leading the women’s Bible Study and prayer groups. They have 5 children, 11 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren.
Torah Class is located at 925 N. Courtenay Parkway on Merritt Island, which is on the eastern coast of Florida very near to the Kennedy Space Port (Cape Canaveral), about 50 miles due east of Orlando International Airport. Our facilities include offices, a youth center, a congregation meeting center (our local congregation is called Seed of Abraham Fellowship), and Holyland Marketplace, our retail store that imports products directly from Israel and sells them to help provide an income for many of the Jewish people of Israel.