Derek Prince (1915-2003) was born in Bangalore, India, into
a British military family. He was educated as a scholar of
classical languages at Eton College and Cambridge University in
England and later at Hebrew University, Israel. As a student, he
was a philosopher and self-proclaimed agnostic.
While in the British Medical Corps during World War II, Prince began to study the Bible as a philosophical work. Converted through a powerful encounter with Jesus Christ, he was baptized in the Holy Spirit a few days later. This life-changing experience altered the whole course of his life, which he thereafter devoted to studying and teaching the Bible as the Word of God.
Internationally recognized as a Bible scholar and spiritual patriarch, Derek Prince taught and ministered on six continents for more than sixty years. Until a few years before his death at the age of 88, he traveled the world, imparting God's revealed truth, praying for the sick and afflicted, and sharing his prophetic insights into world events in the light of Scripture. He is the author of over eighty books, six hundred audio teachings, and one hundred video teachings, many of which have been translated and published in more than one hundred languages. He pioneered teaching on such groundbreaking themes as generational curses, the biblical significance of Israel, and demonology.
Derek Prince Ministries, with its international headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina, continues to distribute his teachings and to train missionaries, church leaders, and congregations through its worldwide national offices. It is estimated that Derek Prince's messages have reached more than half the globe through his books, CDs, and daily radio program, which is now known as Derek Prince Legacy Radio. In 2002 he said, "It is my desire--and I believe the Lord's desire--that this ministry continue the work, which God began through me over sixty years ago, until Jesus returns."
If you desire to grow spiritually and relationally, Derek Prince
on the New Testament Church is an absolute must-read. Derek
Prince is one of God's precious and extraordinary gifts to today's
church. The Lord is still using Derek to help inspire and instruct
the Lord's church. Be blessed beyond your recognition!
--Kirbyjon H. Caldwell, Windsor Village United Methodist Church, Author, The Gospel of Good Success
I had the delight of personal acquaintance with Derek Prince, dating back to the 1960s when he was based in British Columbia. Just a few years before his passing, I had the privilege of spending quality time with him in India, where he was born. Whatever Derek Prince wrote was very helpful. His scholarly research and anointed teaching are evident in this new book. It's a valuable contribution to all of us.
--Don Gossett, Evangelist and author of over two dozen books, including What You Say Is What You Get
With Derek Prince on the New Testament Church, Whitaker House makes available [Derek Prince's] key teachings on church transformation for application to today's congregations... While admitting to a measure of idealism, Prince dares the church to move into the future with biblical resolve, acting as "God's redemptive agent in the world."
--Chris Maxwell, Christian Retailing magazine
First Corinthians 4:20 tells us that we have many teachers but not many fathers. Derek Prince's ministry is a spiritual legacy that not only teaches the multitudes, but also releases the "Spirit of the Father." I was graced with the opportunity to minister with Derek Prince at a conference in England. I sat in awe as I listened to the revelation of God's Word through him. At the same time, there was a strong awareness that I
was not just in the presence of a "teacher" but an "apostolic father." Derek's ministry has begotten many through the gospel. This continual birthing has paved a path for the next generation. I am honored to be a part of that generation. His pioneering anointing has released a spiritual DNA that produces a legacy of sons and daughters who understand the pattern of God for the church in the last days. I pray that the
ecclesia or "called out ones" will catch the vision of this book and continue to carry the torch. I believe that Derek Prince on the New Testament Church is a blueprint from God concerning the order that He established for His end-time church.
--Kimberly Daniels, Spoken Word Ministries, Jacksonville, Florida