George Verwer

George Verwer

George Verwer is the Founder and former International Director of Operation Mobilisation, which is a ministry of evangelism, discipleship training and church planting. George led Operation Mobilisation for over 40 years before stepping down in August 2003. George has a burning concern for vital, propagating and revolutionary Christianity in his own life and in those he meets.

Saved at the age of 16 in a Jack Wyrtzen meeting in which Billy Graham spoke in Madison Square Garden, New York, George returned to his school in northern New Jersey. Within a year about 200 of his classmates had found a relationship with the living God through Jesus Christ. Shortly after his conversion he said to God, "Only one thing I want in life: I want to learn to pray, to love you, I want to know you and commune with you." He has not moved from that principle.

George had a growing conviction to share the Word of God on foreign soil. He started with distribution of Gospels of John in Mexico along with two friends. This continued with others during summer holidays - beginning in Mexico in 1957.

Attending Maryville College after high school, he transferred to Moody Bible Institute where he met a girl, Drena, who was a fellow student and later become his wife. They went to Spain where in 1961 the work of OM was born. The goal, always the same, is to get to know God together in discipling young Christians while concurrently carrying out a rigorous programme of world evangelism.

Today OM reaches across the world through two ships and over 4,000 people working in over 80 nations to make Christ known in the lives of all they meet. George has raised up dedicated leadership to pursue this task across the world.

George and his wife, Drena, have three adult children and five grandchildren. They make their home in England.

George shares the Christian revolution of love and balance right around the world. He starts at home emphasizing the need to worship God, live in fellowship with one another by walking in the light, and live a disciplined life of victory as forgiven, repentant, Cross-centered Christians.

In August 2003 George handed over the international leadership of the work of Operation Mobilization to Peter Maiden, who was the Associate International Director for 15 years. George and his wife are now involved in Special Projects Ministries full-time. They still travel and take meetings around the world.

Latest Sermon by George Verwer

God wants to use you!

keywords: Persecution, Grace, Faith, Witness, Service, Finished Task, Weaknesses


In the face of the apostle Paul’s persecutions and prison, are we fearful? As George gives us his own ‘life verse,’ he has stories for us that can remind even the fearful that God ‘is taking your picture’!
All 8 Sermons by George Verwer

God wants to use you!

keywords: Persecution, Grace, Faith, Witness, Service, Finished Task, Weaknesses

God-centered Worship

keywords: Worship, Fire, Elijah, False teaching, Darkness, Depression, Stillness, Revival

Drops from a leaky tap

keywords: Sending, Church, Holy Spirit, Prayer, Work

Let God's People be Happy!

keywords: Proverbs, Joy, Anger, Global Mission, Potential

The Heart of Christian Living

keywords: christ, heart, christian, living, galatians

Grasshopper Mentality

keywords: land, promised, grasshopper, narrow, way

Here I am, Send Me

keywords: send, instant, here, temptation, trivia, purpose, power

The Good Samaritan

keywords: influence, good, samaritan, help

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