About OM

When college student George Verwer and his two friends journeyed to Mexico to share Christ’s love in 1957, the response was overwhelming. The young men subsequently opened a Christian bookshop and launched Christian radio broadcasts there. As the friends expanded their reach to Europe, they proclaimed the great truth that God uses His people to reach the nations. Christians rose in response, and OM was born.

Over the decades, our commitment to those who do not know God’s love has translated into a multitude of ways to share it—from ministries serving refugees and the vulnerable, to international youth events and Christian art programmes, to a ship that travels the world to share His love and serve communities in need. We strive to creatively shine the light of Christ in all we say and do, so that His love may reach the farthest corners of the world.


We will press forward until every creature has heard the gospel... the world is our goal!

OM Founder, George Verwer


About the Mission Gap Project

The Mission Gap Project began as a global research initiative to understand how to effectively communicate the Great Commission with Jesus followers. It became so much more.

The research evolved into an ever-expanding resource for church and mission agency leaders to help equip Jesus followers for living out the Great Commission, and address the missional gap seen in cultures throughout our world.

Mission Gap research is possible thanks to the generosity of a foundation partner.

Geoff Peters

Geoff Peters
Director, The Mission Gap Project

Geoff is a huge fan of coffee and market research, but what really gets his heart pounding is inspiring people to share God’s love with the world. He is a deep thinker driven to understand the fears, concerns, beliefs and motivations of Christians better. Through the Mission Gap research, Geoff intends to help churches and Christian nonprofit organisations more effectively encourage believers to step beyond the safety of their comfort zones and love others for Christ.

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.

Matthew 28:19-20 NIV