What is Billion.Global?
Billion.Global is a network of ministry partners collaborating to reach one billion people with the Gospel.
This vision originated from a burden placed on the heart of Bob Fetherlin, former President of One Mission Society (OMS).
One Mission Society is an evangelical mission organization that partners with over 180 organizations and 30 denominations to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ and multiply communities of disciples globally.
OMS launched the Billion.Global Vision on July 1, 2016 during its biannual international conference in Marion, Indiana, and now the vision has grown to include partners beyond the organization’s
We commit to love God and our neighbors wholeheartedly, those living close to us and those living around the world.
We commit to love people abundantly by giving an opportunity to hear, understand, and believe the Good News of Jesus Christ to those who have not yet heard.
We pray that God will take our efforts and multiply them so that over a 10-year period (2016-2026), at least one billion people will have the opportunity to respond to the Gospel.
Work diligently to focus as many resources as possible on people without access to the gospel, and make sure new believers are discipled and new worshiping groups are established.
Mutually intercede for God’s empowerment and provision to accomplish this vision.
Seek new coalition partners within your sphere of influence.
Annually share our statistics of valid opportunities God has, by His grace, used us to give.
Expanding Partners’ Platforms
Regularly share relevant tools, strategies, and breakthrough ideas with one another.
Refuse any glory for ourselves or our organizations, giving all glory to God.
Billion.Global believes in fostering relationships that lead to kingdom synergy. As shown in the chart below, any organization can grow in collaboration that works to further effective ministry.
Serving as One Mission Society’s President from 2014-2022, Bob has stepped aside from that role to help coordinate Billion.Global . He is passionate to see everyone have opportunity to know and follow Jesus, growing into reproducing disciples in Christ-centered communities of faith. Having previously served in West Africa, Bob has been involved in leading Christian mission efforts with The Christian and Missionary Alliance and One Mission Society.
A microbiologist by training, Dave took early retirement from Eli Lilly and Company and helps to coordinate Billion.Global. With God’s enablement and a persevering approach, Dave has been instrumental in engaging many new Billion.Global partners, discerning how the strengths of one organization could offset the weaknesses of another, and connecting dots between Great Commission, Great Commandment organizations for cooperation.
With extensive experience in youth ministry, Nathanael now leads Victory Fellowship, a church that exists to see people experience God's freedom and God's family. God is using Nathanael and his family to bring fresh wind and fire to this church which was about to close. With expertise in marketing and communication, Nathanael oversees the Billion.Global website, hosts virtual gatherings, and keeps partners encouraged with progress reports.
A Time magazine cover article named Rick Warren the most influential spiritual leader in America and one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Tens of millions of copies of Pastor Rick’s books have been published in 200 languages. His best known books, The Purpose Driven Life and The Purpose Driven Church, were named three times in national surveys of pastors (by Gallup, Barna, and Lifeway) as the two most helpful books in print.
Rick and his wife Kay founded Saddleback Church, the Purpose Driven Network, the PEACE Plan and Hope for Mental Health. He is cofounder of Celebrate Recovery with John Baker.
Pastor Rick has spoken in 165 nations. He has spoken at the United Nations, US Congress, numerous parliaments, the World Economic Forum, TED, Aspen Institute, and lectured at Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, and other universities.
Rick is executive director of Finishing the Task, a global movement of denominations, organizations, churches, and individuals working together on the Great Commission goals of ensuring that everyone everywhere has access to a Bible, a believer and a local body of Christ.
Prior to his promotion to Glory, Billion.Global was blessed by Steve's contributions as a consultant. He brought his 53 years of Cru experience, as well as extensive wisdom and knowledge in the areas of creating partner networks and fostering collaborative relationships to better the effectiveness of the Billion.Global vision. Billion.Global will be forever impacted by Steve's gracious input. In the words of Steve Douglass, "There are many ways to make a difference in people’s lives. But none is more significant than helping people establish a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ.”