Our story

Pastor Wilfred Githongo with Bob Schindler, Mission ONE Founder—pictured here in Kijabe Town, Kenya in 2006. Pastor Wilfred is the director of National Evangelical Outreach in Kenya.

In January of 1988, after serving the Lord as an evangelist for ten years, Bob Schindler, Founder and President of Mission ONE, was invited to teach on the subject of evangelism at Moffat Bible College in Kijabe, Kenya. During that month in Africa, God planted a seed in Bob’s heart to come alongside His faithful servants in developing nations, as they evangelize and plant churches among unreached peoples. After much prayer and counsel, and more mission trips to Africa and Asia, the partnership ministry of Mission ONE was born in 1991. 

Mission ONE is focused primarily on planting churches among unreached peoples, those who have little or no access to the gospel of Christ. Most of the national missionary partners supported by Mission ONE are laboring among Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist, or animistic people. More than 80% of these missionaries live in the “10-40 Window” where the vast majority of unreached peoples live. Similarly, Mission ONE partnership projects focus on serving the poor and the oppressed of these same areas.  

Since 1991, Mission ONE partners have reported more than 250,000 conversions to Christ and more than 5,000 new churches planted in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.