Born April 16, 1955 in Marshall, Michigan, Rabbi Michael J. Oyler is the son of Connie James Oyler who served his country in Army intelligence during post-WWII Germany. It was there Michael’s father met his German immigrant mother, Leonore (Christina Von Fiedler) Oyler.
Settling in Ohio in 1961, this is where Michael spent much of his childhood and young adult years. A product of Firestone High School in Akron, Rabbi Oyler went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Akron 1981. Following graduation, Rabbi spent the next several years both self-employed and in the retail field.
In May of 1988 Rabbi Oyler accepted an invitation to receive Yeshua from Reverend Curt Thomas. Rabbi nurtured his commitment to Yeshua at Cathedral of Life under the ministry of Bishop C. Herschel Gammill and Pastor Dana Gammill.
Responding in 1990 to a ministry call, Rabbi Oyler left North Canton to pursue his Masters of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California presented to him in 1993.
Approximately a year after earning his degree, Rabbi Oyler began a 3-year internship under Rabbi Murray Silberling of Beth Emunah Messianic Congregation in Agoura Hills, CA.
Rabbi Oyler returned to Ohio in April of 1998 to help plant Canton’s first "Messianic" Congregation, The Star in the East.
On a local level, Rabbi Oyler has hosted community Passover Seder celebrations for the past 23 years, a regular at National Day of Prayer observances, participated in Canton Naturalization cermonies and has opened the Ohio House of Representatives in Prayer.
A teacher at multiple Messianic conferences both on the regional and national level, some of his topics have covered stewardship, worship, Jew and Gentile relationships, the Jezebel spirit, the theory of the rapture in the End of Days, and solving the mystery of the birth of Yeshua/Jesus.
Rabbi Oyler and his wife Rachelle have been blessed with 5 children...Jadin James, Ariel Simcha, Michael Shalom, Shiphirah Rachel, and Evan Michael.