Meet The Faculty
J. David Pitcher, Jr., MD
J. David Pitcher, Jr., MD completed his undergraduate degree in biomedical chemistry at Oral Roberts University in 1978. He was a member of the charter class at Oral Roberts University School of Medicine completing his medical degree in 1982. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Tripler Army Medical Center in 1990 and finished his training at Harvard in orthopedic oncologic surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and The Children’s Hospital in Boston in 1991. Read More
He remained in the U.S. Army obtaining the rank of lieutenant colonel before practicing at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and the Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center. He continued practicing at the University of Miami where he obtained the rank of Clinical Professor. He completed his orthopedic oncologic surgery practice as the Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at the Bruce W. Carter VA Medical Center in Miami in 2017. During his career as an orthopaedic surgeon he had 70 publications and 17 overseas medical mission trips.
Since that time he has been writing about the discovery of the Pauline Midrashim within the New Testament. He has authored 18 books including Finding The Oldest Midrash. The Identity of the Messiah now in its Second Edition, Genesis and Hebrews Side by Side, Exodus and Galatians Side by Side, and The Jewishness of Paul’s Letters Instructor Notes, Lecture Notes and Lecture Slides. He and his wife Pam have been married since 1979. They reside in Albuquerque. They have two children and four grandchildren.
Gidon Ariel is the founder and CEO of Root Source, an organization dedicated to promoting respectful relationships between pro-Israel Christians and Jews. Our flagship program brings knowledgeable, authentic Israeli teachers and curious Christians together to study the Jewish texts and concepts that are foundational to their faith. Read More
Gidon made Aliyah from Queens, NY when he was 14. He spent close to a decade in advanced Jewish studies institutes (Yeshivas) and the Israeli Army. After 20 years in the Tank Corps, today he is a reserve officer in the IDF Spokesperson’s office. A pioneer in Jewish-Christian relations, Gidon is a seasoned Hebrew and Judaism instructor and public speaker.
Gidon is also a delegate to the Central Committee (the Merkaz) of former Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Likud Party. He lives in Maale Hever, a suburb of Hebron in the West Bank, where he moved with his family in 2012, and serves as his community’s representative on the regional council.
Gidon is married to Devra and has five children and three grandsons.
Joanna Marie Goco - Rolle
Webmaster and Logistics Coordinator
Joanna Marie Goco – Rolle completed 2 years of Computer Programming taken units in Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and ladderized it to Bachelor of Science in Information Technology.
She started her career as Computer Programmer in 2015 and started building web programs in 2016.
Now she is enjoying her career as the Webmaster and COO of Root Source and Webmaster and Logistics Coordinator of NT Midrash.