What are gospel patrons?

In the 1500s, a successful cloth merchant in Europe was sent to prison for funding William Tyndale to translate the Bible into English.  In the 1700’s, a wealthy aristocrat sold her jewelry and risked her reputation to partner with George Whitefield in the Great Awakening.  Phoebe, called a patron by Apostle Paul, made a 700-mile trip from Cenchreae to deliver Paul’s letter to the Romans. (Romans 16.1-2 ESV)  God raises up people to proclaim the gospel and patrons to support them.   

Jesus had gospel patrons

Three women quietly funded his ministry and journeyed with him till the end.

After this, Jesus traveled about from one town and village to another, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God. The Twelve were with him, and also some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary (called Magdalene) from whom seven demons had come out; Joanna the wife of Chuza, the manager of Herod’s household; Susanna; and many others. These women were helping to support them out of their own means.

Luke 8: 1-3 NIV


Behind every great movement of God, the generous have partnered with those who proclaim the gospel. God raises up  people to proclaim the gospel, but he also raises up patrons to support them. 

Gospel Patrons walk by faith and live with purpose!


Calling Gospel Patrons

Launch an exponential disciple making project in five languages for an entire country with a gift of $30,000.


In doing so you establish a model in that country that can be expanded later into all the unreached people groups in that country.  We have ongoing projects in Togo (2020) and Benin (2021) and in Burkina Faso this September. We want to launch projects in all 16 of the Francophone countries in West Africa and then globally.    


We will track four generations of disciple making (2 Timothy 2.2) in each language.  We believe after that disciple making can become spontaneous.  We seek exponential disciple making that's in ‘perpetual motion’ until the Great Commission is completed.  Jesus began His public ministry by giving His classic discipleship message, the Sermon on the Mount, to His disciples.  Three years later, Jesus gave them His Great Commission to go make disciples everywhere.  Imagine if just one of them had discipled two people the first year and the next year those two had each discipled 2 people and so on. In 34 years, the entire world could be discipled! WATCH VIDEO  The greatest concerted attack against the Body of Christ for the past 2,000 years has been against disciple making. It's time for Christians to launch a concerted counterattack with exponential disciple making. 

We partner donors, churches, and short-term mission teams with trained indigenous Bible storytellers to start disciple making Bible story groups in every UPG village. These storytellers were born and raised in their UPG, know the culture, speak the language, and provide regular reporting. Typically, UPG's are 98% non-Christian and without access to God's Word or Christian fellowship. Even if the UPG language has a written Bible translation, 90% of them couldn't or wouldn't read it. They are "oral learners" who process information much differently than people who read.  When groupS meet in a village, people gain access to God’s Word and Christian fellowship.  As groups spread to every village, disciples increase, God keeps His Isaiah 55.11 promise and fulfills His Great Commission.    

Read this Executive Summary for a strategy overview.  

Jesus said His church would smash the gates of hell, but those gates still hinder fulfillment of the Great Commission in limited access areas.

patrons fund disciple making projects in five languages which are His battering ram in an entire country.