With a vision to see Africa saved by the love of Jesus, we exist to take the Gospel to the unreached people of Africa, provide discipleship training to believers and equip local church leaders through bible-based teaching and leadership training, done in their local languages.
To achieve this, we have developed simple yet highly effective programs, that to date have transformed the lives of millions through the love of God and the power of the Gospel.
Our key activities include; Rural Gospel Outreach, Christian Discipleship Program (CDP), Prison Outreach and Discipleship Program, School Gospel Outreach, Jesus Film Outreach, and Pastors Conferences.
We have full-time teams in Kenya, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Tanzania each consisting of an Snr and Jnr Evangelist, a Christian Discipleship Program (CDP) manager, and a coordinator, as well as local trainees. We also have Snr. and Jnr. Evangelists, dedicated to Prison Outreach.
We make no distinction between church denomination or movement, working with all churches and encouraging unity in the body of Christ.
In 1979, Peter Pretorius, a successful South African tobacco farmer, and his wife Ann, came to the Lord after witnessing Peter’s father’s dramatic healing. They began to share the Gospel immediately, wherever they could. By 1983, the ministry was founded and registered in South Africa and began Gospel Outreaches in rural town halls. In 1986, the Ministry was officially registered in the USA.
By 1987, Jesus Alive purchased a 5 000-seater tent and moved from place to place holding Gospel Outreaches throughout South Africa. By early 2017, the ministry grew to lead more than 11 million souls to the Lord in 21 African nations through mass, city-wide Outreaches. Churches were strengthened, lives changed and countless individuals were healed and delivered through the power of God.
In 1995, Jesus Alive launched its Christian Discipleship Program (CDP) to help equip the local church and establish new believers in God’s Word. 50 hours of Word based teaching from leading teachers around the worl, recorded by Peter Pretorius onto 17 DVDs, and translated and dubbed into more than 50 African languages. CDP became part of Jesus Alive’s outreach strategy resulting in regional CDP centers being set up between participating churches. Church leaders were given the 17 discs, a TV monitor, DVD player and generator so they could host weekly sessions, giving the new believers, pastors and churches the spiritual resources they need to continue in a life of victory and transformation through God’s Word. This continues today.
In 2006, the transition from city outreaches to rural outreaches was made. Jesus Alive discovered that most of Africa’s unreached were not in the often over-evangelised cities, but in rural villages where few evangelists visit.Teams comprising of a local evangelist and the Christian Discipleship Program (CDP) coordinator, local trainees, were established in Kenya, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania and South Africa. These teams continue to run our programs today.
By 2012, our rural evangelism model had matured into an efficient, strong and powerful evangelistic force. In that year, 288 575 souls were led to Christ through rural outreach meetings and school evangelism in 40 villages.
In 2018 Jesus Alive establishes a Prison Outreach program by setting up Christian Discipleship Program centers in prisons across Kenya. Staying true to our vision of going where others will not go and reaching the unreached .
Jesus likens the righteous to those who take care of the hungry, the thirsty, the strangers, the naked, the sick and those in prison. HIS priority is people, and HE has equipped and motivated us to make the wellbeing of our fellow human beings our priority.
By 2018 we had reached 19 935 400 people with the Gospel and recorded 12 252 492 decisions through our various outreaches.