In 1944 GEM's founder and US Navy Chaplain Bob Evans was injured by a mine in Southern France. During his recovery, he found the majority of locals did not have a personal relationship with Jesus and found his calling: to bring the Gospel to Europe. A band of passionate missionaries, lay-people, and leaders took to Bob's vision and saw GEM expand from its evangelistic roots in France to reach across Western and Eastern Europe and even North Africa.



God expanding His kingdom through all the peoples of Europe to the world


Disciple all peoples of Europe through rapidly reproducing churches



Europe is unreached

Europe is so post-Christian that it’s pre-Christian. Europe knows religion, but less than 2% claim to know Jesus personally

Europe has influence

Past, present, and future, Europe influences the world's economics, education, politics, philosophies and culture

Europe is connected

Through immigration, hundreds of distinct cultures live and exist in Europe, many representing unreached people groups