Founded in 1990 by John & Lisa Bevere, Messenger International exists to develop uncompromising followers of Christ who transform their world.

Messengers Around The World


The Great Commission

"Go and make disciples of all nations . . ."


About Us

We’re on a mission to revolutionize global discipleship by providing translated resources to everyone, everywhere.

Billions of people across the globe still do not have access to discipleship resources in their own language. As a result, people are living and dying without hearing the Good News, and even those who do hear the Gospel often find themselves without resources that help them connect the dots and grow spiritually.

That’s why we’ve made it our mission to provide discipleship resources to every person—regardless of where they live, what language they speak, or what their financial position looks like.

We believe that when people discover and personalize the Good News, they will become Messengers in their own right, sharing God’s story of redemption and reconciliation through their everyday lives and reaching whatever world God has placed them in.

Our Process

Messenger International has now given over 50 million resources translated into 116 languages to pastors and leaders in over 228 nations. Here’s how we do that:

01   Evaluate

We take time to assess the needs of our target nations, factoring in prominent languages, cultural climate, available media, projected demand, and viable distribution networks.

02   Translate

Teams consisting of native pastors and local leaders work with industry professionals to create translations that are both dynamic and relevant.

03   Produce

Leadership packs are customized for local leaders. These packs consist of translated books, audiobooks, Bibles, and audio/video teachings.

04   Distribute

We work with local pastors and church networks to distribute the leadership packs. The resources are also available digitally through broadcast and internet channels.

05   Communicate

We have ongoing conversations with local leaders to assess the impact on their churches and consider areas of opportunity for future projects.

Ways to Engage


MessengerX is a dynamic tool that connects you with world-class teachers, authors, and leaders who will help you embrace a vibrant faith in your everyday life.
And it’s free!


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The Story of

Messenger International

At our core, we are a group of messengers who believe in the transformational power of God’s Word and Spirit.

Based in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, our location serves as a constant reminder that we are called onward and upward in this great adventure with God.

Our story began back in 1990 with John & Lisa Bevere trekking across the country to preach the Gospel in their Honda Civic.

Since then, we’ve evolved into a multi-nation, multi-site organization, impacting millions of people worldwide through publishing, traveling and speaking, leadership development initiatives, international broadcast, anti-trafficking/humanitarian work, and MessengerX, our revolutionary discipleship app.

John and Lisa are recognized globally for their boldness and uncompromising approach to Scripture. They are both best-selling authors, and their books have been translated into over 100 languages.

A Lasting Legacy

To learn more about John, Lisa, and Messenger International, read more in  A Lasting Legacy.

Meet the Team

Messenger International is a collection of messengers committed to sharing the Good News with every nation.

Our Pillars





What We Believe

We believe that the Bible is God’s Word. It is accurate, authoritative, and applicable to our every day lives.

We believe in one eternal God who is the Creator of all things. He exists in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. He is totally loving and completely holy.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, as both God and man, is the only One who can reconcile us to God. He lived a sinless and exemplary life, died on the cross, and conquered the grave to prove His victory and give us life.

We believe that in order to receive forgiveness and new life, we must repent of our sins, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and submit to His will for our lives.

We believe that in order to live in the fullness of what God intends for us, we need to be baptized in water and filled with the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the One who transforms our lives and empowers us with spiritual gifts.

We believe in the power and significance of the Church and the necessity of believers to meet regularly together for fellowship, prayer, and the breaking of bread.

We believe that God has individually equipped us so that we can achieve His purposes for our lives, which is to know Him and make Him known in our world of influence.

We believe that God wants to heal and transform us so that we can live healthy and blessed lives in order to help others more effectively.

We believe that our eternal destination of either Heaven or hell is determined by our response to the Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is coming back again as He promised.

Our Team Covenant

Value every team member and the people we serve //
Trust each other and be people worthy of trust // 
Empower team members to succeed in their gifts // 
Embrace the thrill and joy of the process //
Challenge and encourage each other and ourselves //
Confront in truth and love //
Fight for fierce unity, never allowing gossip, discord, or strife to thwart our efforts //
Humble ourselves when we make mistakes //
Make every effort to have: the right people, in the right place, at the right time, doing the right things, for the right purpose //
Invest in each other, so that we can become everything God created us to be //
Hold each other accountable to our Messenger Team Covenant //

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Tax Information

Messenger International is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Your contribution over and above the fair market value of any goods or services received is tax deductible as allowed by law in the United States.

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