Derek Prince (1915 - 2003)
Derek Prince was born in India of British parents. He was educated as a scholar of Greek and Latin at Eton College and Cambridge University, England, where he held a Fellowship in Ancient and Modern Philosophy at King’s College. He also studied Hebrew and Aramaic, both at Cambridge University and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. In addition, he speaks a number of other modern languages.
While serving with the British army in World War II, he began to study the Bible and experienced a life-changing encounter with Jesus Christ. Out of this encounter he formed two conclusions: first, that Jesus Christ is alive; second, that the Bible is a true, relevant, up-to-date book. These conclusions altered the whole course of his life. Since then, he has devoted his life to studying and teaching the Bible.
His daily radio broadcast Derek Prince Legacy Radio (formerly Keys to Successful Living), reaches more than half the world and includes translations into Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Malagasy, Mongolian, Russian, Samoan, Spanish and Tongan. He is the author of over 40 books, over 450 audio and 150 video teaching cassettes, many of which have been translated and published in more than 60 languages.
Derek’s main gift is explaining the Bible and its teaching, in a clear and simple way. His non-denominational, non-sectarian approach has made his teaching equally relevant and helpful to people from all racial and religious backgrounds.
September 24, 2003 Derek died in his sleep at his home in Jerusalem of heart failure following a prolonged period of declining health.
Derek Prince Ministries
Derek Prince Ministries was orginally established in 1971 in Florida, USA, to publish teaching and audio messages. In 1979 the radio ministry Today With Derek Prince began. Between 1984 and 1986 regional offices were opened in New Zealand, South Africa, Australia, Canada and the UK and radio ministry was airing in China. The ministry grew as Derek continued to write books, travel and minister to many thousands the world over.
Since the passing of Derek in 2003 Derek Prince Ministries has continued to publish and copy Derek’s books, teaching articles and audio and video materials. His work has been translated into over 70 languages and people continue to be touched and blessed by his work and the ministry and legacy he began.
Asia/Pacific Regional Office
Our Derek Prince Ministries Asia/Pacific office was opened in Christchurch, New Zealand in 1984. Today over 20 years later we have 5 staff and 6 trustees who are passionate about the ministry and the resources we offer.
We reproduce Derek’s CDs, DVDs and tapes onsite and publish books through our India office.