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

1994

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

2021

Together, we have grown to 449 churches across 81 nations.

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.

Faith and Boldness in Southeast Asia

Faith and Boldness in Southeast Asia

“Just be perseverant. Be patient. And you may see how God is working and doing a miracle in the nation and the country that you serve.” The gospel has the power to transform lives. Watch how God is using missionaries to bring his hope to people in Southeast Asia.

Making Disciples in Accra and Beyond

Making Disciples in Accra and Beyond

“We know that the gospel is able to transform nations.” Watch how our Every Nation church in Ghana is raising up disciples and spreading the gospel through the nation.

Serve Our City in Singapore

Serve Our City in Singapore

“In the Lord, our labor is not in vain.” Started as a member-led initiative at Every Nation Church Singapore, Serve Our City has been showing the love of Christ to their community in tangible ways. Watch how they’re meeting the different needs of their community and...