George Verwer is the Founder and former International Director of Operation Mobilization (OM), which is a ministry of evangelism, discipleship training and church planting. George led Operation Mobilization for over 40 years before stepping down in August 2003. Saved at the age of 16, George returned to his school in northern New Jersey and within a year about 200 of his classmates had found a relationship with the living God through Jesus Christ. He also started with distribution of Gospels of John in Mexico in 1957, which continued during summer vacations.
Attending Maryville College after high school, he transferred to Moody Bible Institute where he met, Drena, who would later became his wife. They went to Spain in 1961, and the work of OM was born: to get to know God together in discipling young Christians while concurrently carrying out a rigorous program of world evangelism.
Today OM reaches across the world through over 6,100 people working in over 110 nations to make Christ known in the lives of all they meet. For many years George served as International Director of OM and helped raise up dedicated leadership to pursue this task across the world, freeing him to travel and speak, helping many find their role in extending the Kingdom of God.
George and his wife are now involved in Special Projects Ministries (still part of OM) full-time. They have three adult children;five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and make their home in England.