About Derek Prince Israel
The Birth of DPI
God has given the people of Israel a new start in their own land. He alone can direct them in to the paths of righteousness and lasting peace. It is the commitment of DEREK PRINCE ISRAEL to shine the light of His Word on the path that lies before them.
The rebirth of the State of Israel is presented in Scripture as a prelude to the return of the Lord. Derek Prince Israel is bringing a message of hope to the people of Israel. Derek Prince believed the Lord God of Israel would fulfill succinctly every promise He had made to the Jewish people and the household of Israel. Derek’s greatest heart-desire in his last years was to see the Jewish people believe God for those same truths.
In October of 2001, during a brief period of fasting, we took Psalm 90:12 as our prayer:
“Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”
We also wrote on a blank sheet of paper that we would be willing to go any place in the world.
In the midst of the fast, we received a call from Derek Prince in Jerusalem. He explained to us that he wanted to establish a new Outreach Office called Derek Prince Israel. Further, he asked if we would consider becoming the Directors of this new outreach. Derek had very definite ideas concerning what he wanted done through this new ministry. He wanted us to live in Israel half the time, to be responsible for the translation of his material into Hebrew, to teach his material, to work with the leadership of a spiritual movement gaining momentum amongst the young people of Israel, and to be involved in intense prayer and intercession for God’s purposes to be fulfilled in Israel. We believed this to be the call of God for us, and we accepted the position. Thus, in June of 2003, Derek Prince Israel was born in Jerusalem.
We had met Derek and Lydia Prince in 1967 on the eve of the Six Day War, just prior to our move to Tennessee . We heard him speak on Israel, and from that time, we had an appreciation for the Jewish people and God’s plan for the Nation of Israel. We enjoyed a long and wonderful friendship with Derek, until his home going in September of 2003.
It was our privilege to be in Israel with Derek at the completion of his earthly life. During that time, we took up residence in Jerusalem and we are presently experiencing the beginning of the fulfillment of the vision God had given to Derek the last year of his life here on earth.