Rabbi James Byers is a teacher of the Scriptures and the ancient foundation of the Christian belief. He held the position as an Associate Minister of The Redeemed Outreach Ministries for five years before coming into the Hebrew lifestyle. He began his search through the Original Covenant and the Hebrew Language in June 2001 studying under Messianic Rabbi David Levi in Mocksville, NC, Messianic Rabbi Jeffrey Weiss author of ‘The Truth of Reformation” and Messianic Rabbi Ralph Messer of Simchat Torah Beit Midrash in Denver Colorado.
He is currently a founder and the senior congregational leader of Melo HaGoyim Learning Center of Winston Salem, NC. He holds a Bachelors of Science degree in political science with a minor in music from the University of the District of Columbia. He is married to his wife of forty years Rabbis Aviyah Byers and they have three beautiful children, one Grandson and Granddaughter of whom he adores and loves dearly. He is well versed in the understanding of the Tanak and Renewed Covenant and loves to teach and present Yahweh’s Word to diverse groups of people. He teaches a weekly Scripture Study called ‘The Hebrew Perspective’. He teaches heavily on the African Diaspora, helping people to understand the historical relevance of Israel as it combines the ancient slave experience of Egypt to the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. His focus is on prophecy and the regathering of the house of Israel; bringing clarity to the Scriptural time-line as written in the Torah, Prophets and Renewed Covenant. He is a co-author of The Hebrew Messianic Haggadah for Passover, which assists assemblies in preparing for the Passover and guides the congregational leader through the Passover Seder.
Most importantly, he is set apart to the One, True and living God of the Universe and strives to walk righteously before Him and the world daily. Spreading the Torah to the nations is his life’s goal and preparing the people for the return of our Wonderful Messiah.