What Is TorahUnleashed?

TORAHUnleashed is a Vision to Unleash the TORAH from the shackles, the chains that have kept it tied to organizations, denominations and the man-made doctrines of church and synagogue


TORAHUnleashed is a Ministry of Discipleship to the Kehillah (the church) in the New Covenant "Torah" principles of "The Way" – "HaDerech" and centered in Yeshua as the Messiah of Israel


TORAHUnleashed is an Outreach to Jewish people and to the Nations(Goyim/Gentiles) that reflects a Biblical – Messianic – Apostolic centered pursuit for Truth


TORAHUnleashed is Restoring, Grounding, and Balancing the Body of Messiah so that we can do the Work of the Ministry

Come Grow With Us

TORAH Unleashed is under the Maranatha Missions Inc., an Apostolic Covering for Individuals, Ministries, and Congregations of Messianic Faith. Founded in 1980 by Dr. Denis Otero and dedicated to Messianic Discipleship and the restoration of 1st Century faith, doctrine and practice.

What We Believe

This Digest is only intended to give a summary of our beliefs, teachings, and distinctive at TorahUnleashed. We would encourage you to "Search the Scriptures" to see if these things be so. You are welcome to study with us whether you believe these teachings or not. Our purpose is to expose all persons to Biblical Truth, but allow the Holy Spirit to bring the conviction and assurance of this Truth. We are a Non-Rabbinical, Torah Observant Assembly of Messiah Yeshua. We also seek to study and follow Torah. Yeshua observed a biblical Torah lifestyle, He was the Word / Torah made flesh, setting the example to release us from religious traditions that blinds and hinders us from the truth in Torah. We seek to follow His example by living a pure spirit-filled Torah based lifestyle, observing His Commandments and Holy Days.


  • Yod-Hey-Vav–Hey (pronounced Yahveh) is the Name of the Creator; it means "I AM". Elohim is the title of the creator and means "Mighty One", Adonai means "Master" or "Sovereign"; these are the Name and Titles of the Creator.
  • The Name of the Messiah is Yeshua (not Yahshua) which means "salvation". It is spelled Yod-Shin-Vav-Ayin.
  • We teach that the Holy Scriptures consist of the Tanakh (Old Testament) and the later writings, the B'rit HaDashah or "Renewed Covenant" (New Testament) in their original writings are the only infallible, inerrant and authoritative word of Yahweh the Creator.
  • We acknowledge that The Shema, "Hear O Israel, Yahveh our Elohim, Yahveh is One", teaches that Yahveh is Echad (One), a united composite unity, that His nature is eternally existent and there is no other.
  • We further teach that Yahveh is personal and that He exists forever as a unique uni-plurality of Father, "Abba", The Son "HaBen" and The Holy Spirt "the Ruach HaKodesh".
  • We teach that Yeshua of Nazareth is both Son of Man by Miriam and Son of Elohim through the Virgin Birth, that He is the promised Messiah of Yisrael. Yeshua is the only way to the Father.
  • We teach that man's only hope for redemption is through the atonement made by Yeshua the Messiah, resulting in regeneration through the Rauch HaKodesh, which is New Birth.
  • We teach that the Rauch HaKodesh, the promise of the Father was given at Shavuot and empowers us, seals us, leads us and teaches us. That the in-dwelling of the Rauch HaKodesh enables us from within to live a Torah lifestyle.
  • We teach that Yahveh created man in His image and that through rebellion man fell from his first state and became separated from Elohim.
  • We teach that salvation has always been "by faith", and that works of the law, and righteous acts have never delivered anyone from the wrath to come.
  • We will proclaim the Good-News of Salvation which is the Death, Burial, and Resurrection of Yeshua the Messiah. A person can not be delivered from the wrath to come without believing the Gospel.
  • We acknowledge that all the Gifts of the Ruach are operational, that healing and miracles are part of the Atonement and are valid for today.
  • We acknowledge that the Kehillah, the body of Messiah is composed of both Jews / Israelites (physical descendants of Abraham through Isaac and Jacob) and Gentiles (non-Jews) who have received Yeshua the Messiah as their promised redeemer are "re-grafted / grafted "into" the Olive Tree of Yisrael becoming spiritual sons and daughters of Abraham through Yeshua.
  • We teach that the Kihillah is governed by Elders and ministered by the Five-Fold Ministry of Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, and Pastor/Teachers. It is serviced by Deacons/Deaconesses.
  • We teach that "Biblical Judaism", is the faith of the first century disciples of Yeshua, which we seek to practice, and acknowledges continuity of faith in the one true Elohim. It is revealed only through the Holy Scriptures by the Ruach HaKodesh and manifested in Yeshua.
  • We observe and celebrate the Sabbath and all the Biblical Holy Days. The Feasts of Yahweh. These were given by Yahweh to Israel and find their fulfillment in Yeshua the Messiah.
  • We follow the Biblical/Torah food regulations of Clean and Unclean foods.
  • We teach about Yahweh's end-time prophetic plan for the nation of Yisrael and for the world.
  • We teach the physical resurrection of the redeemed to everlasting life in the New Earth. We teach that the lost will suffer eternal separation and everlasting punishment apart from Yahveh.


We have been commissioned to: Go into the World and make Disciples of All Nations. Baptizing them in the Name of Abba, HaBen, and Ruach HaKodesh and Teaching them to observe all the Commandments and He will be with us to the End of the Age.

I am a Worshiper of YHVH and of Yeshua the Messiah of Yisrael. My primary qualifications for ministry is that I am Born Again and Filled with the Holy Spirit. Here at Olive Tree Congregation I am the Senior Pastor and Torah Teacher.


I was born and raised in Albuquerque New Mexico. I graduated from Rio Grande High School (class of 69). I joined the US Navy doing three tours of duty in Vietnam. I became a Believer in 1970 through the Charismatic Renewal of the Roman Catholic Church, I quickly became a student of the Scriptures and started teaching at Prayer Meetings, Bible Studies and onboard the Navy ships I was stationed on.


After discharge from the Navy and returning to Albuquerque I started Bible Studies at my home. I then enrolled with the “JC Light and Powerhouse” in Southern California. (A Biblical Training Center founded by a Hal Lindsay and Bill Counts) I earned a Diploma in Biblical Studies in 1976.


With my GI Bill I enrolled at the University of Albuquerque where I earned a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Theology/Religious Studies in1982. (Concurrent enrollment with the University of New Mexico who hold the U of A transcripts)


In 1990 I enrolled at the Albuquerque Campus of Trinity Collage of the Bible & Theological Seminary, Newburg IN., under the direction of Dr. Steven Collins.  I earned a Masters in Divinity (with a stamp from the University of Liverpool, England). The Abq. Campus became Trinity Southwest University where I received a Fellowship to teach and start a Doctoral Program. I earned a Doctor of Ministry then a Doctor of Religious Studies. (I started as a PH.D candidate which I still hope to finish…) I have been a professor with Trinity Southwest University where I taught Hebrew, Hebraic Studies, and Holy Land Geography. I have led teaching tours to Israel with TSU. I have worked on several Archaeological digs, including Bethsaida, the Temple Mount, and Sodom.


I had met a Bishop with the American Episcopal Church and after ecclesiastical studies was ordained a Deacon in 1974 than a Priest (with Roman Apostolic Succession) in 1976 and served as Priest-in-Charge of the Church of Our Savior in Albuquerque, NM. I resigned in 1979 to found Maranatha Missions- a fellowship of ministries and congregations dedicated to discipling individuals in the Hebraic Faith.


After discovering that my family were descendants of the Sephardic Jews of the Tribe of Levi who came to the New World from Spain during the Spanish Inquisition, I embarked on investigations into DNA and Genealogical studies which confirmed our family history. I also teach New Mexico History and Sephardic Anusim Studies.


Since 1978 I have been on radio and television with my Voice to the Nations and Torah Unleashed Programs on KDAZ Radio, Albuquerque NM; KCHF Channel 11/SBN, Santa Fe, New Mexico and GLC/Primetime Network Television, Odessa, Texas.


I was the Archaeologist of record and historian (2001-2006) of the Los Lunas Mystery Stone Foundation which is the caretaker of the Decalogue stone for the State of New Mexico. I have a passion for imparting my knowledge and experience to others who really want to “dig in” to the scriptures. I have written The Hebrew Aleph-Bet Ulpan, The HaDerech Discipleship Manual, The New Covenant Passover Haggadah, The History and Geography of Jerusalem, and The Olive Tree Fellowship.


I have served the Body of Messiah and the Albuquerque community through: Jail and Prison ministry, Albuquerque Police Chaplains Program (International Conference of Police Chaplains), and a SWAT Negotiator with the Bernalillo Co. Sheriff’s Dept.

Dr. Denis Otero


We are a congregation of believers in Yeshua, the Messiah of Israel! We believe that He came to this earth, died, was in the ground for a full 3 days and 3 nights and was then resurrected. We believe He calls all of His disciples to walk as He walked, and therefore we follow in the footsteps of the Torah of Yahweh, just as Yeshua did.


 The Torah, which was given to Moses on Mt. Sinai some 3000 years ago, is still the guide that the Creator of the universe gave us to "walk in righteousness." Without a true Torah walk, in spirit and truth, one can never hope to attain any high position in the Kingdom of Elohim.


 We believe the free gift of salvation is available to each and every person, however, most people stop right there and never dig into the True Word of Elohim ever again. The Glory and Riches which Elohim has laid up for us are found in His Words, and by DOING what those Words say:


 "If you love me, keep my commandments."


 We are a Holy Spirit filled congregation, believing in the active gifting's of each individual

We are a praise and worship center dedicated to making a great noise for the sake of the Kingdom of Elohim. It is our hope that we see thousand come to know the Power of Praise, the Holiness of Worship, the Release of Repentance and the Sanctity of the Sabbath Day.


 We believe in the Ten Commandments, including the Sabbath Commandment. We follow the Biblical Feasts of Yahweh—"These are MY Feasts" He tells us, and we believe Him. We do not follow the pagan adaptation of Ishtar (Easter) or Christmas. But we do celebrate the resurrection on First Fruits, and the Birth of our Messiah during the Feast of Sukkot (Tabernacles).


Come, join us. Let us show you what you never knew was in your Bible. Let us show you, your Salvation, Yeshua HaMashiach—whose name means Salvation—in the light of the Menorah of Israel. The way it was meant to be. It's not a Jewish thing, it's an Elohim-THING!



Shabbat Services

Sabbath services are held each Saturday. This is a spirit filled service with anointed musicians and dancers. Each Shabbat the Torah is read and Dr Otero has a message for everyone! Come join us this coming Sabbath.

10:00am Saturday Mornings


Ezra Institute for Men

The Ezra Institute for men is a spirit led bible study of the Torah, Prophets, and Writings and New Testament teachings. This is an in depth study time where men of all ages participate in discussion. It is based on the return of the exiles from Babylon, when Ezra and Nehemiah re-instituted the reading of the Torah Scrolls in the land of Israel.

7:00pm Tuesday Evenings

10:00am Friday Mornings



Wednesday Night Live!

We call this Wednesday Night Live! This is the night when you, the individual, can participate with Questions and Comments. There is always a teaching, but sometimes it's just a matter of where the Spirit is leading us to study. A great night to bring those who are just learning the Hebraic way!

7:00 PM



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