Who we are
Jesus.net is a worldwide network of over 110 organizations operating in more than 40 languages with the common dream and strategy of helping people take one step closer to Jesus every day. Together with individuals and organizations who support the work, we strive to make this dream a reality.
We develop and share online tools and resources like A Miracle Every Day, YouVersion and The Life of Jesus film to spread the gospel. We use a unique stepping stones strategy to help online seekers grow in their faith.
Launch the first French evangelistic website by Éric Célérier, with first visitor from Brazil
Launch of E-learning course Why Jesus? In Dutch by EO - the Dutch Evangelical Broadcasting created by Jan-Willem Bosman, Richard Post, and Peter Scheele
Connaitre Dieu (KnowingGod) website launches in French created by Éric Célérier and David Nolent at TopChrétien
Jan-Willem Bosman & Éric Célérier get connected by Joseph Hoquet and start translating content into Dutch and French and connecting Connaitre Dieu to WhyJesus?
First draft of the Stepping Stones model is created
Launch of the website IkZoekGod.nl (IAmSearchingGod) created by Wouter van der Toorn (Agapè Netherlands)
Requests for several KnowingGod websites in, for example, Arabic and Chinese done by David Nolent and Éric Célérier
Henryk Krol at CCM Ministries begins translating the website and e-course into Polish
The Jesus.net name is chosen at the Connaitre Dieu conference, and the website domain Jesus.net is bought by TopChrétien
Jan-Willem Bosman and Arjo de Vroome move from EO to Agapè Netherlands to expand the WhyJesus? concept into new languages
Partnership is formed with the Billy Graham Association
The Jesus.net non-profit is founded and an Executive Team and Board is established
The Swiss partners at Campus Crusade for Christ launch MyStory.me
The daily email A Miracle Every Day is launched in French by Éric Célérier
First Sandy Tales video is produced
Jesus.net connects with the businessman that bought the rights to the film The Life of Jesus and starts airing on YouTube
Staff members officially start working with Jesus.net as their employer
Jesus.net moves into the Watertower in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, as their home base
Jesus.net becomes the European representative for the YouVersion Bible App
First Audio Guide is released
The North and Latin America offices are established.
Jan-Willem Bosman, Executive Director
"It is my dream to see people who are searching for Jesus, find him through technology and lead them to local faith communities. It is my desire that we, as Christians, are using cutting-edge technology from our Creator to enhance the Kingdom!”
Reinout van Heiningen, International Director
“I love to work with our partners around the world to develop strategies that fit their local context. You will find me more abroad than in the office to spend time with our partners.”
John van Leeuwen, Operations director
“My ambition is to make sure we have a solid foundation, where we can build and expand our mission, so that people might find God or that we help people grow in their faith. I love the fact that we use all kinds of technology to achieve that goal, and that I'm part of a great team doing all that!”