Our Story

In March of 1994, three friends reunited in Manila, Philippines. They had maintained their friendship while leading successful ministry work around the world. Steve Murrell, who was living in Manila, had founded and was pastoring Victory Church. Rice Broocks and Phil Bonasso were on their way to Singapore and Malaysia to help with two new church-planting opportunities, and they called Steve to stay with him during their layover in Manila. That stay became known as the “Miracle in Manila,” as their reunion turned into a recognition that God was calling them to do something great together.

It’s the compassion for the lost of the world that pulled us together and that pushes us forward to the vision, to the mission God’s called us to: go and make disciples of all nations. It’s our calling. It’s our mission. It’s our strategy. It’s our future.

Steve Murrell

Cofounder, President, Every Nation

I look back on the first five, six, seven years of our ministries together—our movement together—of Every Nation, and it was really the forming years, the foundational years, where everything we did from a ministry standpoint flowed out of reaching the campus and changing the world.

Phil Bonasso

Cofounder, Every Nation

We needed to see the nations reached,
we needed to do it by reaching students, and that somehow maybe all that would come together. But none of us really understood how that would look.

Rice Broocks

Cofounder, Every Nation


Every Nation started as a handful of churches across 3 nations.

Every Nation 1994 progress map: United States, Philippines, and Bangladesh
Every Nation leadership team in 1994
Every Nation outreach in Manila, Philippines
Rice Broocks and Steve Murrell preaching in Manila
Rice Broocks outreach on a US campus
Rice Broocks and Manny Carlos preaching


Together, we have grown to 523 churches across 82 nations.

Every Nation 2021 progress map: 81 nations across six continents
Family on the way to the Every Nation Go Conference
Traditional outfits at the Every Nation Go Conference
Pastor Scott Douma from Every Nation Japan
Every Nation pastors in South Africa
Every Nation members from South Africa
Together we can reach every nation and every campus

Stories from around Every Nation

Our mission has a global scale, but our real impact is measured in the lives of those who hear the gospel, become disciples of Christ, and go on to share their testimonies with others.

Returning to Malawi with the Gospel

Returning to Malawi with the Gospel

“As we go out reaching out to the students, even to the community and the culture, never undermine the seed that we are sowing.” Watch how a Malawian student was reached by the gospel in South Africa and sent back home to start a new church.

Wildfires and Wild Faith on Maui

Wildfires and Wild Faith on Maui

“Through all of this tragedy, what I’ve seen is it makes a believer’s conviction stronger, and it makes that hope even stronger.” When wildfires tore through Maui, Hawaii, in August 2023, God made a way for our local Every Nation church to meet the needs of their...

Raising Up Campus Leaders in Stellenbosch, South Africa

Raising Up Campus Leaders in Stellenbosch, South Africa

“Discipleship is just key so that people can know God, walk with him, fulfill their call on their lives, and really go out and just do great incredible things for God.” Watch how our Every Nation Campus team in Stellenbosch, South Africa, is discipling students to go...