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Every Nation Churches & Ministries
FounderPhil Bonasso, Steve Murrell, Rice Broocks
Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East, North America, Latin America, Oceania
Steve Murrell
Formerly called
Morning Star International

Every Nation Churches & Ministries[1] is a worldwide organization of churches and campus ministries. The organization is located in seven regions around the world.[2] The president is Steve Murrell.



In 1994, American evangelists Phil Bonasso and Rice Broocks visited Victory Christian Fellowship of the Philippines, Inc. led by Steve Murrell in Manila, Philippines.[3][4][5] Together, they founded Morning Star International before changing the name in 2004 to Every Nation. As of 2024, Every Nation has churches in 82 countries.[6] It is notable that Broocks had a prominent role in Maranatha Campus Ministries before it folded in 1990.



100 Years From Now by the president and co-founder, Steve Murrell, states: "100 Years From Now explores the importance of understanding mission, values, and culture in order to grow and sustain a movement."[7] The book details the multigenerational focus of the movement, with leaders desiring to pass on its vision by building its future through developing young leaders on campuses and within the Every Nation movement. Joey Bonifacio, an Every Nation pastor published The Lego Principle, which was cited by LifeWay Research president Ed Stetzer in an Outreach Magazine article examining successful practices for churches that prioritize membership growth not only in numbers, but in personal — or spiritual — development.[8] Bonifacio’s The Lego Principle argues the importance of discipleship based on the two greatest biblical commandments according to Jesus Christ, to “love God” and “love your neighbor.”[9]

According to its profile on the ECFA site, Every Nation Churches & Ministries' 2009 revenue was $3,358,141 and total expenses were $3,097,551.[10]



The movie God's Not Dead was inspired by Rice Broocks' God's Not Dead book. Though it received poor critic reviews[11] and was produced on a small budget, it still managed to more than triple in profit.[12] The next movie, God's Not Dead 2, leads from Rice Broocks' Man, Myth, Messiah.[13] Rice Broocks is said to have written portions of the script[14] and appears in the movie along with his Man Myth Messiah book.


  1. ^ [1] Every Nation Churches & Ministries, Official ECFA Website, USA, retrieved December 1, 2016
  2. ^ Every Nation Regions [2] Archived 2017-11-07 at the Wayback Machine, Official Website, USA, retrieved November 25, 2016
  3. ^ Every Nation, History, Official Website, USA, retrieved November 10, 2016
  4. ^ James K. Walker, The Concise Guide to Today's Religions and Spirituality, Harvest House Publishers, USA, 2007, page 139
  5. ^ Ed Stetzer, Leadership Book Interview: Steve Murrell and Wikichurches, christianitytoday.com, USA, November 22, 2011
  6. ^ Every Nation, Homepage, Official website, USA, retrieved January 31, 2024
  7. ^ Murrell, Steve (2013). 100 Years From Now. Nashville: Dunham Books. back cover. ISBN 9781939447227.
  8. ^ Stetzer, Ed (Nov 2015). "On the Path to Discipleship". Outreach Magazine. No. November/December.
  9. ^ "Matthew 22:36-40English Standard Version (ESV)". Bible Gateway. Bible Gateway. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  10. ^ "Every Nation Churches & Ministries (Comparative Financial Data) - ECFA.org". www.ecfa.org.
  11. ^ Cronk, Harold (2014-03-21), "God's Not Dead", www.imdb.com/, retrieved 2016-04-25
  12. ^ Cronk, Harold (2014-03-21), "God's Not Dead", www.imdb.com/, retrieved 2016-04-25
  13. ^ Broocks, Rice (2016). Man Myth Messiah: Answering History's Greatest Question. USA: Thomas Nelson. Back Cover. ISBN 978-0-8499-4856-5.
  14. ^ Berglund, Taylor (March 2016). "When a Movie Becomes a Movement: How God's Not Dead transcended expectations and created a movement of young people who can defend their faith". Charisma. No. March/April. p. 22.