In 1986, during a very tumultuous time in his life, Mike had a very powerful experience with God, which lead to him receiving Yeshua as Messiah. Never one satisfied to sit and watch, he began a journey with the Master that led into ministry. While walking The Way, the study of Hebraic Roots and its implications for us today became an increasingly sharp focus. As pastor of what developed into a Southern Baptist, Pentecostal, Charismatic, Messianic, Zionist church in North Florida he began to teach the Hebraic principle of "through doing comes understanding." Mike resigned from traditional pastoral service in 1999 to teach and study Hebraic Roots full time. With a dry humor that keeps one listening intently, Mike speaks fervently from his heart on restoration of the Living Torah, so that we might live the Torah, which brings forth love for Yeshua and preparation of individuals for The Kingdom. He encourages and motivates each individual to walk in the light on his or her path, to seek a deeper relationship, and to walk in the unique will of God for his or her life. His ministry concentrates on cyber pastoral care for those hungry for Hebraic Roots, including video and written delivery of messages, Biblical observances and experiences. He firmly follows the Hebraic thought and practice that we must "be doers of the Word, not hearers only." Beginning in late 2006 the concept of Torah is Life was birthed. This is a course on Spiritual, Emotional and Physical preparedness for the last days. Through this course Mike teaches from Scripture how to put faith into action for the days ahead. These principal have now been taught both in classroom style settings as well as hands on camp outs. Joined to HaShem Vision: “First this statement acknowledges that Elohim (God) gave the scriptures to the Hebrew people. It must be interpreted through the customs of the Hebrew people and the time in which it was written. To interpret scripture through our own customs, traditions, or denominational preference is sure to lead to error. We must also be willing to acknowledge that anti-semitism has been a part of church history. This has caused errors such as replacement theology and even pagan customs to enter into our relationship with Elohim. Let us remember that Yeshua did not come to start a new religion, but to direct people back to the true religion, the one that began with the creation of the earth, the call of Abraham , the giving of the instructions (Torah) on Mt. Sinai through Moses. Second we look at faith. Without faith it is impossible to please Elohim (HEB 11:6). There is no relationship with Elohim without this first vital step. But let us not try to end there. Churches are full of people with faith, both intellectual faith and emotional faith. Scripture warns though that even the demons believe and they tremble. These beings have both intellectual and emotional faith, but will they enjoy the goodness of Elohim forever? I do not think so. Third is obedience. Yaakov (James) said that faith without works is dead. But how do we define works, obedience to what? Is it obedience to my church doctrine, or to a list of rules that someone has made up. Is it obedience to what "I" think is the right thing to do? There must be a standard and that standard is the Torah. The Torah is the first five books of the Bible. The words that Elohim gave to Moses on Mt. Sinai. These words have never changed nor have they been done away with (Matt 5:17). These words and our obedience to them are what should separate us from the world. When these instructions are lived out we can truly become the light of the world. Last, but not least is that we are serving the ONE TRUE ELOHIM. There may be many gods in this world today, but only one is the Elohim of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the One who introduced Himself to Moses as I AM. He revealed Himself to the Hebrew people thru the scriptures and later thru the life of Yeshua, Messiah ben Joseph. It is this Elohim that we serve and are accountable to.”
     Mike Clayton