About Derek Prince

Derek Prince (1915–2003) was born in India of British parents. Educated as a scholar of Greek and Latin at Eton College and Cambridge University, England, he held a Fellowship in Ancient and Modern Philosophy at King’s College. He also studied several modern languages, including Hebrew and Aramaic, at Cambridge University and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

While serving with the British army in World War II, he began to study the Bible and experienced a life-changing encounter with Jesus Christ. Out of this encounter, he formed two conclusions: first, that Jesus Christ is alive; second, that the Bible is a true, relevant, up-to-date book. These conclusions altered the whole course of his life, which he then devoted to studying and teaching the Bible.

Shortly after Derek Prince had this life-altering encounter with Jesus Christ in 1941 that changed his course and destiny, the Lord spoke to him the following words:

It shall be like a little stream,And the little stream shall become a river, And the river shall become a great river. The great river shall become a sea, And the sea shall become a mighty ocean, And it shall be through thee:But how, thou must not know,Thou canst not know,Thou shalt not know.

It has been God’s faithfulness to this word that has brought Derek Prince Ministries to where it is today and will continue to bring the ministry into the “mighty ocean.”

Bible teacher

Derek’s main gift of explaining the Bible and its teaching in a clear and simple way has helped build a foundation of faith in millions of lives. His non-denominational, non-sectarian approach has made his teaching equally relevant and helpful to people from all racial and religious backgrounds. The prophetic word that the Lord gave Derek 70-plus years ago did not come to an end with Derek’s passing. Quite the opposite. New offices and outreaches have been planted since 2003. 

In July of 2002, Derek wrote in an update letter, “I have been recently giving some thought and prayer to the future. It is my desire—and I believe the Lord’s desire—that DPM should be a ministry that continues the work started through me over 60 years ago, until Jesus returns. To accomplish this, however, we must be prepared to minister to future generations in the most effective ways. This may require methods of delivery and presentation different from the radio programs, books, tapes, and videos that have thus far reached so many. I, for one, am excited about what God may have in store.”

It is these two directives from the Lord—one at the beginning of Derek’s life with the Lord (or birth into the Kingdom of God) and the other at the end of his natural life—that has caused us to continue the legacy of Derek Prince.

Teaching, preaching, broadcasting

Derek Prince is the author of over 90 books, 600 audio and 110 video teachings, many of which have been translated and published in more than 100 languages. He preached at many Christian conferences worldwide. 

His daily radio broadcast is translated into Arabic, Chinese (Amoy, Cantonese, Mandarin, Shanghainese, Swatow), Croatian, German, Malagasy, Mongolian, Russian, Samoan, Spanish and Tongan. The radio programme continues to touch lives around the world.

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Our worldwide ministry

Derek Prince Ministries continues to reach out to believers in over 140 countries with Derek’s teachings, fulfilling the mandate to keep on “until Jesus returns”. This is effected through the outreaches of more than 45 Derek Prince Offices around the world, including primary work in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, South Africa, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.

As a ministry, we do not establish churches or Bible schools. We are called to work with the local indigenous leadership of the Christian community and to come alongside and support them in their efforts of evangelism, discipleship and church growth. Derek was a missionary at heart. Wherever he went, it was his desire to serve the Church in that nation. That is our attitude today.

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