Ministry History

Few men have had such a distinguished timeline of touching hurting lives and affecting miraculous change as Rev. Peter Popoff. Peter’s Grandfather and Father grew up in a culture behind the Iron Curtain where preaching the Gospel was forbidden and both were tortured because of their faith. Communism was in full-fledge. Churches were hidden – underground. Pastor Peter escaped Berlin, Germany when he was just a young boy. He remembers traveling with his family by boat to America and seeing the Statue of Liberty for the first time. Freedom! But he did not forget where he came from and the One who brought him here and called him for a purpose.

At age 14 he began preaching as much as he could with his father, George Popoff. He took correspondence courses to keep up his studies and spent time preaching the Word, praying for the sick, and seeking out the lost. Sometimes he slept in hay stacks near tent revivals and sometimes he didn’t eat. But he knew God had called Him to do this at this time and season. In his young ’20s, Peter met his wife Elizabeth after graduating from the University of California, Santa Barbara, they married and traveled as a team. They traveled together preaching and teaching in churches and conferences across America. His sermons were filled with stories of the underground churches and how he was reaching them with huge helium balloons filled with Bibles that would land in Communist territory. The results from these Bible invasions were phenomenal. Thousands of underground Christian believers are grateful for Peter’s commitment. Their testimony is only possible because of the help of this young evangelist.

In the later part of the ’70s Rev. Popoff received the vision of reaching multitudes via radio. His broadcasts were heard on 100 stations across America and other parts of the world.

In the ’80s he used the most ingenious methods for getting Bibles, gospel tracts, and other Christian literature into countries where the Word was forbidden. In that same decade he started his national TV broadcasts.

The ’90s were punctuated by his personal appearances in auditoriums and stadiums in nations throughout the world. Tens of thousands have been saved, healed, and delivered from every form of demon oppression as the man of God preached the glories of Christ to them. In many countries people walked for miles to receive supernatural touch through this man’s ministry. Peter maximized his worldwide outreaches through satellite TV in the ’90s.

From 2002-2012 while America struggles with what is known in the financial world as the “lost” decade, leaving our nation in the throes of the worst financial recession since the great depression, thousands have experiences miracle financial breakthroughs because Peter Popoff is bold enough to proclaim God’s truth about debt cancellation and true riches.

Although the means are different, today the ministry goal is the same: “To Minister the Good News of the Gospel around the world, to use every means possible to proclaim to the world that Jesus is Savior, Baptizer, Healer and soon-coming King. To inspire faith and love into action…” This is accomplished using several mediums of media including the Internet and Television. Peter and his family are in Crusades around the globe nearly every month and spends hours in prayer and meditation over the requests that come into this ministry. He strongly believes in prayer, healing, deliverance, prosperity, and communicating God’s love for the broken hearted. He proclaims that, “God is touching hurting people around the world, and now he wants to touch you with his miracle working power.” Thousands of testimonies come in each month telling how God is touching people and working in their lives. God is amazing and Peter Popoff Ministries is a vessel that is used to show God’s transforming miracle-working power!

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