Dr. John Wagenveld grew up on the mission field in Argentina and was immersed in the ministry of strengthening the Church. As Multiplication Network Ministries' (MNM) founder, John is passionate about equipping and mobilizing God's primary tool for transforming this world with the gospel - His Church.
It is with this focus that John casts the vision summarized in More Churches, Stronger Churches. As John and his wife Angela planted a new church in Puerto Rico, opportunities for training others took the ministry to many countries.
The vision of MNM grew as others caught on to what God was already doing. A network of church planting experts throughout Latin America caught the vision, formed teams, and worked hard to develop the ministry in addition to their full time jobs.
The organization has been in existence since 2000, fueled by faithful volunteers. Each year, God has expanded the organization into more and more countries. In 2007, MNM was formally incorporated in the state of Illinois as a non-profit mission and some key leaders were brought on full-time in Quito, Ecuador.
In 2010 the ministry saw rapid growth internationally and John and others left other occupations to provide dedicated leadership to the ministry. Through strategic partnerships, MNM has expanded its training in a growth that continues today. God has blessed MNM with an outstanding team of leaders that now includes international staff, many volunteers, and thousands of churches that have been impacted.
With God using the power of multiplication, we are seeing thousands of His people in more than 45 countries trained to plant More Churches and Stronger Churches. At present, there are over 6,000 church planters in training who are establishing new outposts of the Kingdom.
"His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms," Ephesians 3:10 NIV.