Is Derek Prince still alive?
Derek Prince died at his home in Jerusalem on 24 September 2003 in his sleep. He was 88 years old.
Has anyone taken on Derek Prince’s “mantle”?
Although this is a frequently asked question, there is no indication that this was ever the case.
Are any of Derek’s children or grandchildren in full-time ministry?
Yes. As of August 1995 when Derek celebrated his 80th birthday in England, many family members were present. He stated that he had 35 grandchildren, 58 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren. Eight grandsons were in full-time Christian ministry at the time, as were two great-grandsons. That number has probably increased since then.
Was Derek pre-, mid-, or post-Trib — and did he believe the term rapture to be correct?
Derek never took a stand regarding pre-, mid-, or post-Trib. Derek said: “If you want to know what I think about the rapture and the tribulation, I think there are a whole lot of things we don’t know. I was greatly blessed by what Bryn Jones said when he was discussing the first coming of Jesus. And he pointed out three streams of prophecy. [Jesus] was to come out of Bethlehem. He was to come out of Nazareth. And He was to come out of Egypt. And he said, “How could anybody ever have got it right in advance?” And yet all three were fulfilled. And if there had been schools of prophecy in those days we would have three schools: the Nazareth school, the Bethlehem school and the Egypt school. And each one would have tried to prove the others wrong!” — quoted from 4068 “Spiritual Blindness: Cause and Cure” Read more...
What was his stand on salvation—once saved, always saved?
Derek says on salvation: “We have been looking in Hebrews 6 and we have spoken about people who have had five experiences. Every one of the experiences in some measure is supernatural. They have been supernaturally enlightened. Christ has been revealed to them, the Bible has been made a living book. They’ve tasted the heavenly gift which I believe is really Jesus Himself. They became partakers of... Read more..
How is DPM still able to publish new books?
In the 1980s the Lord instructed us to record Derek every time he ministered when preaching and teaching God's Word. In addition to these recordings, individuals have contacted us to let us know that they have old reel-to-reel messages of Derek when he was in their area. It is out of this vast archive of material that we continue to produce new books and other works for publication.
Since Derek Prince has passed away, are his works still covered by copyright?
Yes. Any book in print by a publishing house is bound by copyright restrictions due to contractual agreement. Written permission must be obtained from the publisher for photocopying or use in other publications (except within “Fair Use” guidelines). See the copyright page for contact information. For CD, DVD, MP3 materials or Derek’s teaching letters, it has consistently been the policy of Derek Prince Ministries to allow individuals to make copies for giving away.
Can I translate Derek Prince’s Bible teaching into my own language?
Contact your nearest office to find out the procedure for new translation and publishing.
Does DPM partner with other ministries?
Our mission at DPM is to make Derek Prince’ Bible teaching available to pastors and believers who are seeking to dig deeper into God’s Word. We partner with other Bible teaching ministries and theological colleges around the world and encourage pastors to learn from a wide range of teachers available to them. We hope that by playing our part in a pastor's theological formation they will develop their own authentic ministry teaching and resources for their specific settings.
What was Derek’s favorite Bible translation?
By far, Derek liked to read the King James Version in his personal Bible study time (or the original Greek or Hebrew!). But, because many of the words used in the KJV had fallen out of common use, he switched to the more modern translations, so he wouldn’t need to spend so much time defining words while he was preaching. The New American Standard Bible and the New International Versions came into more frequent use, but later he switched almost exclusively to the New King James when preaching. That said, he never failed to use another version (i.e., J.B. Phillips, The Living Bible or The Amplified Bible, or “the Prince version”) if it better expressed the true meaning of the original Greek or Hebrew.
Where can I buy non-English books?
Derek Prince's Bible teaching is available in many languages in format. You could even use these materials for outreach in your city. Visit our webshop or contact your nearest office for details.
What are mp3s and why are they lots cheaper than a CD or DVD?
An MP3 has no physical product as such, but is simply a digital audio file, that can be downloaded and transferred onto mp3 players or other devices. This is the reason that the MP3 versions of Derek Prince’s messages are so much cheaper than the CD or DVD equivalent – because the overheads involved in producing a file, are so much less, than those required for producing a CD or DVD message or series.
An MP3 player gets it name from the MP3 files that you store on it. Just as DOC is a type of computer file used by the Microsoft Word word-processing program, and PDF is another type of file for storing printable documents, so MP3 is a particular file type used for storing audio. Think of MP3s as computer files and an MP3 player as a special type of computer, dedicated to playing back sounds stored in coded format inside those files.
How do I download mp3 audio files onto my iPad or iPhone?
1. On your iPhone or iPad, go to Safari and open the file you are trying to download.
2. Tap on the Share button, which will bring up the Share sheet.
3. Select “Save to Dropbox.”
4. Now tap the Save button, or choose a different folder where to save the file, then tap Save.
Did Derek observe the Jewish Sabbath or worship on Sunday?
Derek did both, in a certain sense. Because Derek lived in Jerusalem for much of his life, he enjoyed observing the Sabbath—not as a religious observance, and not because it was a Jewish tradition, but because he felt that the Lord was showing him that he could be more productive if he took twenty-four hours in a week and did no work. It was because of the Lord’s leading rather than under duress or as an obligation he had to fulfill. In addition, he was an active member of an Anglican church in the Old City. When he went on mission trips, he was sent out by that church and when he... Read more...
How do I access zip files?
On your iPhone or iPad open up Safari or your email to find the zip file you want to open. Keep in mind that depending on what is in the file you may need another app to open it.
Tap on the Zip file to download it.
When prompted tap on Open In, in the upper left corner of the screen.
Accessing zip files with the files app (iOS11 or above)
The Files app, added in iOS 11, supports zip files. You can open them, see their contents, and extract files without any third-party apps. When you download a zip file in Safari, your iPhone or iPad will offer to open it in the Files app. Tap “Open in Files” to do so. You can also save zip files to the Files app from other applications.
Downloading and unzipping a zip file on your iPhone/iPad (iOS10 or below)
There are a couple of applications in the App Store, which are equipped to handle zip files: iZip being one, and WinZip being another. Both are fairly similar in design and function and both will handle local zip files for free. Regardless of the app you use, if you don’t want to pay for the full versions, you will need to first export your zip file to your iOS device and then use the free zip app to handle the file.
When you use the free version of WinZip, first select the zip file from the cloud app first, then click the “Share” button. From the Share menu, select “Open in…” to show a list of apps that can handle this type of file. Next, choose a free zip app. WinZip or iZip will work equally well for this purpose. The archive now open, you can view its contents such as when viewing an attachment. If you want to actually open a file, you need to again tap the “Share” icon and then choose the appropriate app from the “Open in…” menu selections.
If the above guide is just too many steps, then you can purchase full versions of either zip app and plug your cloud service right into it, among many other features. WinZip Full Version, for example, has support for Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, and iCloud while iZip Pro has support for iCloud, Dropbox, Box, and Google Drive.
You have a few options from here. You can tap the arrow next to the zip file and send it as a link, copy the link (and then paste it into a message), AirDrop it to another iOS device or a Mac, or you can actually extract (unzip) the file’s contents.
If you unzip a file, you can unzip it in the parent folder or create a new folder. Regardless of how you handle zip files, if you actually want to open their contents, you will still need the correct app to handle it.
What did Derek teach on the term Trinity?
Derek says on the term Trinity: “In Genesis 1:26, we are again confronted with the combination of singular and plural in reference to God: ‘Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness.” The verb said is singular in form, the pronouns Us and Our are plural. “This combination of singular and plural in reference to God recurs in other passages of Scripture. The prophet Isaiah had a vision of the Lord on His throne and then heard Him say, ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?’ (Isaiah 6:8). The pronoun ‘I’ implies that one Person is speaking, but the pronoun ‘Us’ indicates that He is no longer speaking on behalf of more than one Person. “In the ongoing revelation of Scripture, three distinct Persons emerge, each of whom is God: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. The first of the three divine Persons referred to individually in Scripture is the Spirit: ‘The Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters’ (Genesis 1:2, NASB). Read more...
Do you hold conferences?
Conferences are held in some countries. Although not all offices hold conferences of their own, We do participate in those organized by the local churches and ministries.
Did Derek ever write a commentary or a translation of the Bible?
No, he did not. Occasionally in his teaching, however, Derek would half-jokingly refer to “the Prince version” of the Bible. By this he was not referring to an actual Bible that is in print. He just meant that because he knew the Greek language so well (having studied it at Eton and Cambridge since he was ten years old) and was also thoroughly trained in Hebrew (having studied at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem), that he was offering his best educated guess as to what the real meaning of a certain passage would be. (As a matter of fact, Derek was qualified to teach Greek at the university level.)
Though Derek did not write a commentary, he did teach two verse-by-verse series—one on the book of Romans called “The Roman Pilgrimage” and the other on the book of Hebrews entitled “God’s Last Word.”
What is your statement of faith?
How do you work in other countries?
Today, Derek Prince Ministries has 13 national offices around the world from which there are over 45 outreaches working in over 100 languages. These offices and outreaches take Derek's material in all its media formats—print, audio, video and radio—and translates it into the languages in their sphere of responsibility. The major areas of outreaches are Russia and the former Soviet republics, China, Eastern Europe, Caucasus, Middle East, India, Africa and Israel. The sun never sets on the ministry of Derek Prince.
Once a book is completed, it is placed in the hands of our international offices and outreaches for translation and distribution. One new book will impact hundreds of thousands of lives.
Do you plant churches?
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. Our mission statement has changed through the years, but this one remains — our goal is to reach the unreached and teach the untaught. A great majority of the material that we produce is given away to do just that.