The Refiner's Fire was originally created in 2001 to reveal the beauty of Torah to Christians and to counter the myriad Jewish "anti-missionary" websites whose goal is to debunk "Jesus" and "the rest of the story" as outlined in the New Testament... hateful and vindictive "anti-Jesus" rhetoric espoused on sites such as Outreach Judaism, Jews for Judaism, and other "anti-missionary" sites. Therefore the goal of The Refiner's Fire was to become an anti-anti-missionary apologetics website to counter those sites and provide people a chance to become fully informed about God's Word before making up their minds as to what they choose to believe.
However, once the emails started pouring in from around the world, The Refiner's Fire quickly expanded into challenging anyone who is against the whole Bible in any way, or is teaching unbiblical and/or off-the-mark doctrine (such as can be found in the nearly 40,000 different Christian "denominations" and even among Messianic/Hebrew Roots believers).
While no one can honestly say they have cornered the market on Truth, The Refiner's Fire website presents what we call "Biblical Truth" from a "Hebrew", rather than a "Greek" mindset and attempts to show, through scripture-only teachings, the errors of man's flawed "religiosity". It is, after all, all about YHWH, along with His Divine Messiah, Y'shua, and His Torah (Divine Instructions in Righteousness, without which we would have NO blueprint for moral, holy living)!
The Refiner's Fire (now in partnership with the Messianic Jewish Rabbinate) does not have a "staff" - it is basically a "Maw and Paw" operation run by a husband and wife duo - Bill and Carmen Welker - who simply love God and the Bible and wish to share their knowledge with the world. There are no"donate" buttons, because the goal is not to make it "about us" nor is it to profit from YHWH's Word; rather, it is to present scriptural evidence that there is more to God and the Bible than we have been taught in our churches and synagogues. The goal is to get people to think for themselves using what Scripture actually says, instead of mindlessly following the doctrine or dogma of man-made "religion"....