About Willem and Marian de Vink

“We are storytellers. We focus on the greatest story that has been told and that we want to lift across generations into the future. We’ve been doing that together as a couple for 40 years. We renew ourselves every few years to retell this story in ever-changing forms: in books, comics, lectures and in paintings. Our challenge is to make this story as accessible as possible to all kinds of age groups and cultures. We live this story over and over again; it has become a very personal story. We show what it does to ourselves. That is why we are now working on a new project of paintings: City Jesus, the 14 Stations of the Cross of Jesus in a contemporary setting.”

WILLEM AND MARIAN DE VINK are experts in creative communication. With over four decades of ministry, they are experienced in proclaiming the gospel of Jesus in the Netherlands and around the world. Their picture story book Jesus Messiah is published in more than 250 languages.

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 thirty books. Marian (born in 1960) is a graphic designer and leading the ministry and publishing house The Grace Factory. They currently focus on painting in oils. Willem and Marian are living in downtown Rotterdam, the Netherlands. They have three children and three grandchildren.

In his teenage years Willem expressed his love for Jesus freely and started a Bible group at school. His enthousiasm so impressed the teacher that he asked him to teach religion class. That’s how his preaching ministry started. At fourteen he started publishing Jesus-comics. 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 to spread the gospel and is used in evangelism, education and church planting in many countries all over the world.

Website worldwide project Jesus Messiah.

Note – The amazing actor and Bonodouble, Pavel Sfera, gave his voice and face to this video.

Available in the webshop in English, Rumanian, Mandarin Chinese, Arabic, Hebrew, Tigrinya, Papiaments, Polish, Turkish, Albanese, Kurdish and Dutch.

The picture story is also available in 20 small video’s.

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 four daily devotionals, some of them many times reprinted. 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 an English translation is available.)

They also publish the books of world-renowned theologian Michael Eaton. His work contributes to a balanced theology in a country where the churches are highly fragmented.

For almost a decade Willem was the leader of the youth program of Opwekking, the biggest christian festival in the Netherlands. He also was national director of Campus Crusade for Christ (now Cru). He helped a team of pastors planting seven churches. 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 19 percent of Dutch people attend church regularly. Also abroad Willem and Marian share the gospel. Willem preached and teached in Belgium, Poland, Surinam, Nepal, China, Israel and other countries.

Willem and Marian have been practicing oil painting for several years. They are now working on a new, large project in which the Stations of the Cross of Jesus will be made visible to a new audience. See Artwork.

Willem and Marian have a special connection with the Jews. They are inspired to bless Israel by leading tours in the Holy Land and by sending Hebrew Jesus Messiah books to Israel. They are grateful that the Jesus Messiah picture book is spread in Hebrew among Israeli’s and in Arabic among Palestinians.

Photo: Willem with Victor Kalisher, director Bible Society Israel, Jerusalem.

More about Willem de Vink, the man behind the comic book Jesus Messiah

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 for the world wide Jesus Messiah comic book project is also welcome. Your support makes it possible to keep their unique ministry to precious people around the world.

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