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The Gospel Patron Behind R.C. Sproul

A generous and visionary woman played a pivotal role to help launch R.C. Sproul's ministry as a teacher and theologian.

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The Proclamation Trust

Dick Lucas was a pastor in the heart of London for 25 years when a surprising friendship with a businessman from his church led to starting a ministry that has trained a generation of preachers.
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Behind Ravi

In this short documentary, Ravi Zacharias goes back to the beginning and candidly shares how his ministry got started. He takes us behind the scenes to introduce the successful businessman who believed in him and gave an unexpected gift at just the right time to launch RZIM.
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The Deaf Shall Hear

Two ordinary American families encounter the spiritual needs of 70 million deaf people but must overcome their own challenges if they're going to respond.
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Every Village In India

Two brothers from London discovered how they could use their professions to make a difference among some of the poorest and most forgotten people in the world.
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Nothing Stops Detroit

Detroit is the least literate city in America, but a successful businessman decided to team up with his pastor to change that.
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The Adventure of Faith

The surprising story of a young couple who found God and their calling while working for Apple.
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Telling God's Stories

A globetrotting cameraman discovers his calling and is joined by a businessman who believes a profitable business is very useful in God’s kingdom.
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More Than A Pro

After a big failure on ESPN, God taught Todd Peterson an important lesson about how to use the platform of football to serve the least reached people in the world.
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This Book Is Alive

The amazing story of the business family who funded the YouVersion Bible App and changed the way hundreds of millions of people read God's word.
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The Gospel Patron Behind R.C. Sproul

A generous and visionary woman played a pivotal role to help launch R.C. Sproul's ministry as a teacher and theologian.
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The Gospel Patron Behind Cru

Behind the movement of Campus Crusade for Christ stood a man whose business was insurance, but his passion was to glorify God and advance his kingdom on earth. His name was Art DeMoss and this is his story.
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The Gospel Patron Behind the World’s Most Famous Song

Many of us know this song by heart but haven't heard the story of the British businessman who influenced this village hymn to become a global anthem.
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The Gospel Patrons Behind The Most Watched Film In History

Behind the film that has now been translated into more than 1,700 languages and seen by more than 5 billion people, stood a generous couple from Texas who took the biggest risk of their lives.
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The Gospel Patron Behind Sudan Interior Mission

Rowland Bingham did not have ten dollars to his name when he heard God’s call to go Africa. But God provided through one very unlikely woman.
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The Gospel Patrons Behind The Italian Bible Institute

An Italian couple living in Chicago in the 1940s could never have imagined the lasting impact of their $500 gift.
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The Gospel Patron Behind Ravi Zacharias

The surprising story of how a businessman changed the course of Ravi Zacharias's life and ministry when he said, "I will stand behind you. Go do it."

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What is a Gospel Patron?

Meet three modern-day Gospel Patrons and the ministry leaders they support.
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Gospel Patrons

People whose generosity changed the world