The Institute of Midrashic Studies of the New Testament

Meet The Faculty

J. David Pitcher, Jr., MD

Academic Director

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

Gidon Ariel

Executive Director

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

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.