About Willem and Marian de Vink

Willem and Marian de Vink are experts in creative communication. Their picture story book Jesus Messiah is published in 110 languages. With more then four decades of full-time ministry behind them, they are experienced in proclaiming the gospel of grace in the Netherlands and around the world.

Willem (born in 1957) is a pastor, preacher, writer and illustrator. He expresses his passion for Christ in churches and conferences, schools, universities and in the media. He published more than twentyfive books. Marian (born in 1960) is a graphic designer and leading the ministry and publishing house The Grace Factory. Willem and Marian de Vink are living in the city of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. They are married since 1980. They have three children and two grandchildren.

In his teenage years Willem expressed his love for Jesus freely and started a Bible group at school. His enthousiasm so impressed a teacher that he asked him to teach religion class. That’s how his preaching ministry started.
In the same time he published Jesus-comics in a monthly youthpaper. Years later he quit a succesfull job in journalism and advertisement to create a picture story book of the life of Jesus, called Jesus Messiah that he envisioned would tell of Jesus’ love around the world. It became an effective tool for evangelism and is used in education and church planting. Jesus Messiah is translated and printed in more then 110 languages. Available in English, Mandarin Chinese, Arabic and Dutch.

Willem wrote an autobiography about the divorce of his parents and forgiveness, a book about the impact of Jesus in the life of Vincent van Gogh and three seven page-a-day daily devotionals, that are many times reprinted. He also wrote a book about the foundation of Grace. With his wife as a co-writer he wrote a book about marriage. All these books are published in Dutch and are illustrated by himself and designed by his wife Marian. They also created the Teen Bible to help teenagers understand that everything in the Bible relates to Jesus. This book is published in Dutch, French and German. It is not published in English yet, but the English text is available.

As a preacher and Bible teacher Willem gives teachings for youth, students and in churches of all kind of denominations in the Netherlands and abroad. In their own country Willem and Marian give a strong witness of Jesus Christ on platforms and in the media. Bold proclamation of the gospel is really needed. According to Pew Research Center survey 2018 the Netherlands is by far the most non-religious country in Western Europe. Only 41 percent of the Dutch identify themeselves as christians. Also abroad Willem and Marian share the gospel. Willem preached in Italy, Poland, Hungary, Belgium, France, England, Surinam, Nepal, South Africa, China and Israel.

Willem and Marian lead an Israel Tour every year. They have a special connection with Jews. They live at the Noordereiland, an island in the river Maas under the famous Erasmusbridge in Rotterdam. It was the place where hundreds of thousands Jewish refugees from Eastern Europe in the early years of the 20th century shipped in with the Holland America Line to cross the ocean for a new life in America. The Jewish missionary Joseph Zalman who worked for the London Society in Rotterdam preached the gospel during 1888-1922 to approximately 300.000 Jewish travellers at the Noordereiland. Willem and Marian are inspired by this ministry with their tours and by sending Jesus Messiah books to Israel.

Support
If you believe in impacting lives with the gospel of Jesus Christ, please consider becoming a monthly partner with the ministry of Willem and Marian de Vink. A one-time gift is also welcome. Your gifts of support make it possible to keep their unique ministry to precious people around the world. Thank you for your support!

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