About

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

Messengers Around The World

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The Great Commission

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

Jesus

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

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!

Books

Studies &
Curriculums

Partnership

Short Films

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

Purity

Power

Integrity

Excellence

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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Dr. Joseph Serwadda's Story

Over the past decade, numerous pastors and leaders from all over the world have been crying out (and even begging us) for discipleship resources in their language. This may sound extreme, but in America we have an abundance of books and resources that are available to us that are often taken for granted. In many ways, we have access to excess.

In some developing nations, people have never seen a book in their language. When leaders from these nations are given a book, they treat it as sacred gift! They even hand-write books and Bibles word for word so that they can spread this message of hope to others in their sphere of influence.

Dr. Joseph Serwadda, a leader from Uganda who oversees a group of churches that number approximately 27,000, echoes this need among pastors and leaders all over the world: “Our biggest need is not money or bigger buildings, but solid teaching. We lack literature for people to read and study on their own. The more people we have in church who are less instructed in the Word of God, the less solidity we have. Come and help us preserve the harvest. This is a Macedonian call!”

Pastor Yassir's Story

Over the years, Cubans have long suffered under the oppression of a single message: communism. Despite this challenge, Yassir is committed to sharing a new message with his people, a message of transformation that can lead to national revival.

Cubans, in general, have been conditioned toward communistic consumption. That’s why Yassir wants his people to embrace a new identity: a life defined by what they can give. This shift requires growth and maturity that can only come through a new perspective.

He explained, “The Cuban church is strong and filled with passion. But I believe it’s important that we shift our mentality. We need to see how the Gospel goes beyond our own needs. Ultimately, we need to take responsibility for ourselves and our nation, and not just wait for outside intervention.”

There aren’t many Christian resources in Cuba. So, Pastor Yassir’s church, along with many other churches throughout Cuba, have been profoundly impacted by the resources Messenger International has provided for them in their own language.

In our conversations with Pastor Yassir, he often cited an ancient proverb: Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you’ve fed him for a lifetime. He sees MessengerX as a tool both to feed his people and teach them to fish.

It’s become evident that after many years in our ministry, the most effective way to transform a village or town is not to construct a church building. This just keeps the local leadership dependent on us.

We are much more effective if we give the indigenous leaders such as Pastor Yassir spiritual knowledge that will empower them to influence their village, town, or city. Such knowledge helps produce the faith needed to grow and sustain the work, which, if necessary, will include buildings and other resources.

Stories like Pastor Yassir’s fuel our mission, because we believe that everyone deserves to know life-transforming truth!

Nura's Story

Before Nura became a follower of Christ, her life was a living hell.
After the death of her husband—from whom she endured many years of abuse and suffering—she became a widow with four children. In search of peace and inner healing, she sought solace in religious places and practices, which only led her deeper into depression and financial debt.


Her last resort was Jesus.


“I came to the Christian church and begged for help! I accepted Christ after I heard of the promise of peace and healing that is found in Him,” Nura wrote. “I slowly began to recover, but there was one thing hindering my healing—unforgiveness.”
Filled with regrets, Nura struggled to forgive her husband. But the grip of offense began to weaken when her pastor handed her a copy of The Bait of Satan.


“I forgave my husband after I learned how much I, too, needed forgiveness,” shared Nura. “Now I am healed, and I have peace for the first time in my life. Some even say I look ten years younger!”

 

Pastor Raphael's Story

Pastor Raphael was raised in Kenya, immersed in a culture of darkness. As a child, he lacked affection because his father believed that strong men don’t show love. He continually witnessed his father beat and belittle his mother. Everywhere he looked, insidious behavior was practiced toward women and infants—families were being destroyed and lives were ending before they had a chance to begin.

This was the destiny Raphael was headed toward.

But everything changed when truth entered the scene. The first area to be transformed was Raphael’s heart—which, in turn, transformed his marriage and his family. And with a strong and healthy family, his whole outlook toward life has changed.

“Through the resources of Messenger International, a relentless passion was ignited in me to see the people of my country free from lies,” shared Raphael. “I discovered my purpose to train up others and bring God’s transforming truth to remote villages.”

Raphael has trekked miles through mud and rain to reach people, often rising early and returning late. He would travel over 50 miles a day with his bicycle—but through the generosity of the MessengerX community, he was given a motorcycle, which has enabled him to double his efforts while easily transporting the resources and supplies he needs to facilitate his classes. Raphael has seen over 200 of his students graduate in the villages he serves.

“Thank you for investing in my people,” expressed Raphael. “Each day tribal warriors are transformed into children of God, marriages are infused with love, and the innocent are protected. Your generosity has given us the tools we need to rewrite our story and reclaim our humanity.”

Dahlia's Story

Formerly a Muslim, Dahlia fled to Turkey after she was expelled from her Iranian school and excommunicated by her family. Her crime? Becoming a Christian.

You can now find Dahlia in a refugee camp, far from what she once called home. But despite the upheaval, she has found purpose in her pain. On a daily basis, Dahlia walks through her makeshift town and prays over the people. They have become her people—the audience of her message.

Dahlia has become a messenger, and she is often spotted lovingly serving those around her and sharing her faith with them. Despite language barriers, people are drawn to her because they see something different in her. And what’s amazing is that she’s not only reaching the people in her refugee camp, she’s also impacting those she left behind in Iran.

“I’ve had calls from Iran,” writes Dahlia. “People who mocked me because of my faith now believe in Jesus and want to know more. So, I tell them about MessengerX, which has a lot of translated discipleship resources.”

As we continue to provide people like Dahlia with life-transforming truth in their own language, we’re helping them grow in their faith and discover their purpose—and we’re equipping them to make a difference in their world.

“I am beyond thankful for all of the books that I’ve been able to read in my language, such as Driven by Eternity, translated in Farsi,” shared Dahlia. “I read them again and again. The messages keep me company in this lonely season, and they inspire me to reveal Jesus to the hurting people all around me.”