And so the dialogue begins each week. 9,000 miles apart, Pastor Dave McGarrah joins Aaron Lipkin each week to bridge the distance between Jews and Christians. Originally broadcasting to over 100,000 listeners on radio stations across the United States, and now to an expanded audience through a worldwide podcast, a Christian pastor and an Orthodox Jew seek to inspire and enlighten, opening listeners’ minds and hearts to deeper levels of faith. Always respectful, but never shying away from real differences, ours is a new kind of religious dialogue based on authentic understanding and mutual respect. Whether we’re discussing Biblical lessons for our times, on-the-ground events in Israel, ideas for living a meaningful life, the different worldviews of Judaism and Christianity, or questions our listeners ask us – if it’s about God and His world, it’s a conversation for The Teacher and the Preacher.
Dave McGarrah is the Senior Pastor at Deer Flat Church in Caldwell, Idaho. Dave has been in active and ongoing ministry as a pastor and teacher for decades. Dave has traveled to Israel nearly 40 times, introducing hundreds to the Holy Land, and he loves to share the Israel experience with all who would like to see the Holy Land for themselves.
Dave and his wife, Jerri, founded Master Minded Ministries as a non-profit, ten years ago. Master Minded Ministries came into being to help the Christian community understand the need to learn about our Jewish roots, and to love and support Israel and the Jewish people. Each year, our listeners’ generous donations to Master Minded Ministries keep The Teacher and the Preacher on the air.
Aaron is an Israeli Bible scholar who specializes in the Biblical archaeology of Israel and lectures in many churches, synagogues, TV and Radio stations. Aaron is also a film maker and has created several videos that incorporate Biblical text, Archaeology, the geography of Israel and stunning drone videos. He is a member of the "Manasseh Hill Country Survey· team founded by Professor Adam Zertal of the Haifa university. He is a "Joshua's Altar· activist and was involved in the finding of the Mt. Ebal Inscription - The oldest Hebrew text dating to the year 3300 BCE. Aaron is also a spokesperson of his town, Ofra - a Jewish township in Samaria. Aaron is involved in interfaith dialogue between Jews and Christians and serves as a liaison between Pastors and Rabbis. Born and raised in Jerusalem. Married to Esther and father to 5 children.