About us

Yesod Bible Center is a faith-based Bible study ministry with an emphasis on evangelism, apologetics, and advancement of biblical scholarship.

Bible study ministry

Yesod means “foundation” in Hebrew. Yesod Bible Center fully affirms that Jesus the Messiah, LORD incarnate, is the only reliable spiritual foundation for one’s life and the only name in the universe by which human sins can be forgiven (John 14:6; Acts 4:12; 1 Corinthians 3:11). Likewise, we submit that the Bible is the inerrant and infallible Word of God given to human race as the solid foundation for living (Matthew 7:24–25). Scripture, being God-breathed, is perfect nourishment for our inner man, as well as God’s tool for transforming us in His holy image (2 Timothy 3:16–17; Romans 8:29).

At Bible Foundation Center, we submit that Scripture must be boldly preached to shine God’s truth into the darkness of our fallen world and to bring people to the saving knowledge of the Gospel. Furthermore, Apostle Paul pleads Timothy: “Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee” (1 Timothy 4:16, KJV). We assert that believers should commit themselves to an in-depth study of God’s Word in order to build a solid foundation for one’s faith which would not be shaken when challenged by the values of the world. Believers should also regularly examine their relationship with God in light of Scripture to confirm their calling and election (2 Corinthians 13:5; 2 Peter 1:10).

As part of our Bible study ministry, we strive to be an edifying resource to both non-believers and Christians by organizing Bible-based conferences, teaching seminars, and providing a plethora of free quality resources. We also offer LIVE, online Bible courses with a minimal fee to cover the cost of the video broadcasting. At Yesod Bible Center, we are convinced that Scripture should be studied in its Jewish context from the biblical perspective in order to appreciate and “accurately handle” the Word of God (2 Timothy 2:15). Therefore, in our teaching, we utilize a wide array of academic sources in apologetics, ancient Near Eastern studies, biblical Hebrew, and Judaica to facilitate multidimensional study and application of Scripture.

The objectives of our Bible study ministry and our fervent prayer are to reach out to both non-believers and believers with the life-transforming power of God’s Word. To that end, we seek to partner with churches, ministries and academic institutions in creating opportunities for collaborative outreach and solid biblical teaching. We live in the end times. Thus, we are convinced that Bible-believing Christians should come together as one army of the Living God to destroy the works of the devil and rescue deceived and lost souls (Proverbs 24:11; Luke 19:10; 1 John 3:8; Ephesians 6:10-17).

We need your prayers and support! Please contact us with your ideas and comments! We look forward to being one team in Jesus the Messiah!

“But if I say, “I will not remember Him or speak anymore in His name,”Then in my heart it becomes like a burning fire shut up in my bones; and I am weary of holding it in, and I cannot endure it” (Jeremiah 20:9, NASB).

Dr. Igal German

Founding Director, IBAA & Yesod Bible Center, USA

Dr. Igal German is professor of Old Testament studies and a Messianic Jewish apologist (Ph.D., University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto; B.A., M.A., University of Haifa, Israel).

Dr. German has taught in theological institutions both in Canada and the United States, including Wycliffe College, Moody Theological Seminary, and North Park University. His expertise includes the following areas: the Old Testament, the New Testament in its Jewish context, Biblical and Modern Hebrew, the history of biblical interpretation, and counter-cult apologetics. Igal published the monograph The Fall Reconsidered: A Literary Synthesis of the Primeval Sin Narratives against the Backdrop of the History of Exegesis with Wipf & Stock (2016). Igal is passionate about communicating the full spectrum of biblical scholarship to his students.

Nataliya German
Ministry Coordinator

Nataliya German holds a BA in Arts and Sciences from Loyola University of Chicago. Being compelled to take care of people, she obtained her BA in Nursing at Northern Illinois University. Besides working as a Registered Nurse, Nataliya also volunteered and worked at the Salvation Army. Her ministry at the Salvation Army included organizing outreach events, collaborating with Family Counseling Services, leading women’s discipleship group, and performing administrative tasks. Nataliya is currently enrolled in the MTS program (Masters in Theological Studies) at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto. Her heart’s desire is to reach people with the life-giving and transforming Word of God, and help them grow in their relationship with the God of Israel.


Dr. Brian Irwin

Dr. Brian Irwin

Associate Professor of Old Testament/Hebrew Scriptures, Knox College, University of Toronto

“Dr. German brings a rich background to the teaching of Scripture.”

Dr. Michael Brown

AskDrBrown Ministries

“I highly recommend the online courses of Prof. Igal German. He is not only a master teacher with a real love for the Scriptures and an intimate knowledge of the Hebrew language, but he really cares for his students.”

Dr. Jeff Hubing

Dr. Jeff Hubing

President, FIRE School of Ministry Chicago

“Igal’s teaching brings great enthusiasm, joy and encouragement to his students, and inspires them to grow in both wisdom and grace as they engage the biblical text.”

Dr. Stephen Dempster

Dr. Stephen Dempster

Professor of Religious Studies, Crandall University

“Dr. Igal German has an expert knowledge of the Hebrew language and the Bible.”

Greg Hinnant Ministries

Greg Hinnant

Greg Hinnant Ministries

“Dr. German presents high-quality biblical and theological content which spring from not only his strong academics but also his devoted heart.”