our rabbi

Rabbi David is the son of Rabbi Eric and Pam Tokajer, of Brit Ahm Messianic Synagogue in Pensacola, FL. He accepted Yeshua as his Messiah at a young age and has walked in relationship with Him his whole life, and has felt a deep calling for ministry since most of his life.


In 2001, Rabbi David married Danielle, daughter of Rabbi Paul and Sally Collins of Congregation Beit Israel in Bayou La Batre, AL. In 2004, the they moved to Nyack, NY to attend Nyack College, where Rabbi David studied in the Messianic Jewish Studies program and served as rabbinic intern at Shuvah Yisrael Messianic Synagogue in Long Island. In 2009 they moved to Thomasville, GA where he served as associate rabbi at Beit Shalom Messianic Synagogue.


Rabbi David has served in rabbinic roles in congregations in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, New York and Georgia. He has helped plant synagogues across the Gulf Coast as well as in Manhattan, and in 2011 G-D called them to rely on Him and the experience He has provided them to plant Congregation Mayim Chayim in Daphne. 


They are both always amazed and excited at the miraculous Hand of AD-NAI. Everything they have experienced, all the congregations they have worked in and been a part of, and all of the rabbis they have worked under culminate into what is Congregation Mayim Chayim, as well as their leadership style. They are always open and available whether you are in need of prayer, council or just need to talk. They are ever growing in their love for each other and for the G-D of their fathers, their passion and desire to see the Jewish world cry out Baruch Haba B'Shem AD-NAI (Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the   L-rd) and to see future generations rise up to serve the Living G-D of Creation is an ever burning flame that keeps them energized in the work of the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) in their lives.  



To contact Rabbi David:

rabbi@shalomeasternshore.com

Our elders

From Left to Right: 

Lynn Huey, John Ford and Joel Singleton

This team of elders help Rabbi David in seeking the L-rd's direction for our congregation and serve to help in the shepherding ministry of Congregation Mayim Chayim. We are very thankful this team the L-rd has orchestrated and their unifying in the vision the L-rd has given for our synagogue and its future.

Our Youth leaders

Shawn and Kendall Crane are our leaders in Youth Ministy at Congregation Mayim Chayim. The Mobile, AL natives have been a part of our CMC mishpocha (family), along with their two children- Elijah and Willow, since 2016.


Shawn grew up attending Baptist churches in Mobile, his dad having been a Baptist preacher for a large portion of his childhood. After having the roots of his faith revealed, however, through Messianic Judaism, which spawned from his dad and brother rediscovering their own faith in Messianic synagogues from Nashville to Mobile, Shawn heard the word of the L-rd calling him and his growing family to return and follow Him fervently.


He found indescribable joy in HaShem, and knew that He had a beautiful plan and journey awaiting him and his family that was just beginning at CMC.


Shawn continues to work in management in the food industry and Kendall is a stay at home mom to their two children, and caregiver to one. Now, adding their new found love and passion for ministering to our youth at CMC, they are eager to teach our youth of Messiah's great love for them and the precious hope in life abundantly through Him.