Our Staff and Board
The People of Rock Of Israel Ministries
On staff for 23 years
Doug was born in New York City to an Israeli (Sephardic) father and Jewish (Ashkenazi) mother.
He went to Hebrew school, was Bar-Mitzvah and could understand Yiddish.
After college, at 21 years old, he met the Messiah and it changed his life.
To read more of Doug’s story click here.
Ministry President: On Staff for 35 years
Robert Specter, President of Rock of Israel Ministries since 1992.
Robert was born in the country of Haiti while his father, Hyman Specter, served the people of Haiti bringing them the message of Messiah.
Robert’s father, Hyman, grew up in a traditional Jewish household in Southern California.
As a young adult, Hyman had found that Jesus is the Messiah and wanted to tell it to the whole world.
Though Hyman is gone now, Robert has picked up that mantle and has traveled to Europe, Russia, Brazil, Argentina, Finland, Japan, Hungary, and of course, Israel.
This has given him a global perspective. His travels and experience point to one overriding belief or philosophy, “We must allow God to make us His Light to the Nations just as Israel was meant to be.”
Part time staff 8 years
Jay is part time staff and though not Jewish, has a good knowledge of Jewish Biblical History.
Office Manager 9 years
Debbie is a Jewish believer in Jesus. She takes care of almost all the administrative office functions which helps things running smoothly. Debbie is married with two grown sons.
Office Support 10 Years
Monica loves the Jewish people and has a real heart to see them come to their Messiah. She is married and has two grown children.
Michael Wolf is the Messianic Rabbi of Beth Messianic Synagogue in the Greater Cincinnati area (Loveland, OH.)
Michael was raised in a traditional Jewish home and came to faith in Messiah in his twenties.
Michael is a well respect author of several books, a film maker and a board member of the Messianic Jewish Alliance of America (MJAA).
A link to a full copy his movie “Sound of the Spirit” can be found on our video page. A short clip of the movie is here.
His congregation link is here
A TV interview with him can be seen here.
Dr. Hal Carter
Jeffrey Adler is the Messianic Rabbi of Congregation Sha’arey Yeshua in Indianapolis.
Rabbi Adler comes from a family with five generations of Messianic Jews. A native of Cincinnati, he has a Master of Divinity degree and has led Messianic synagogues is Cincinnati and Indianapolis since 1978.
Rabbi Adler has held offices in the Messianic Alliance of America and the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations.
He has spoken and taught at congregations all across America, as well as in England.
Additionally, he has spoken and taught the Word of God at many Messianic Jewish conferences, both regional and national, and on several occasions has taught Yeshiva courses for the IAMCS (International Alliance of Messianic Congregations and Synagogues). His congregation link is here
Dan Gruber is a Jewish Believer in Jesus for almost 40 years.
He is an international speaker and an accomplished author who has written many profound Messianic books including “Copernicus and the Jews” and “The Messianic Writings.” The latter is a complete translation of the New Covenant portion of the Bible from Matthew to Revelation.
Well respected Dr. Michael Brown has often quoted Dan’s books in his five volume series “Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus.”
Dan has a passion to see Gentile believers in Jesus acknowledge the Jewish roots of their faith. Here is his website:
Richard is a Jewish believer in Jesus. He is originally from New York City and briefly worked as one of the writers on “Saturday Night Live” in the late 1970’s before he came to faith in the Messiah.
Richard worked in television and radio for many years. Richard and his wife Debbie are world travelers. They reside in Ohio.
Rodney Dukes, though semi-retired now, had been in ministry for 45 years.
Over those 45 years, he has touched many, many lives having pastored congregations in Florida, Kentucky and most recently, Ohio. He has a tender heart and desires to see people grow in the Lord. He and his wife live in Ohio.