"A journey into the foundation of their faith led a California pastor and his wife to a destination they had not anticipated.
Yaakov Ephraim Parisi and his wife, Sarah Devorah, began their journey of discovery in the late '80s, when he was serving as pastor of an evangelical Christian church in California. In 1992 they became pastors of their own church in southern Oklahoma.
""There were so many doctrinal discrepancies and so many unanswered questions,"" said Parisi, who was raised in Brooklyn in an Italian-Catholic family. His wife grew up Catholic in Vermont. ""With no one to turn to, we searched the Torah for answers.""