Joyce Meyer Ministries
In 2008, more than 1.2 million people attended Joyce’s Festival of Life in Hyderabad, India. Approximately 400,000 accepted Christ!
Joyce often takes time to have a little fun with the children at the outreaches she visits. Here she is in 2005 in Brazil.
Joyce shares the story about the year at the beginning of their ministry when seemingly nothing happened.
What was it like to be a woman in ministry at that time?
In 1987, Joyce began recording her radio program in a closet in the basement of their home.
When Dave and Joyce started their ministry, she personally responded to each and every letter they received. Today a staff of 40 help respond to tens of thousands of messages every month.
Joyce does “The Robot.” What about me…beep…beep!
Dave and Joyce made time for a little fun in Uganda while visiting one of our ministry partners, Watoto.
When local authorities turned off the power during Hope Cambodia in 2007, Joyce climbed a fence and used a bull horn to share her message with the crowd.
In addition to planning Joyce’s meetings and buying air time, Dave worked the resource tables and was responsible for all purchases and payroll.
Dave and Joyce in 2003
Early conferences were all within driving distance in this van. Joyce even tells of times when they would sleep in the van because they didn’t have money for a hotel.
Dave is known to occasionally take the stage and set the record straight or tell of a few funny moments from their life together.
Joyce serves food at one of the Hand of Hope feeding programs in Malawi in 2011.
Dave shares his heart for America’s Christian heritage at all of Joyce’s conferences (as well as in the Enjoying Everyday Life magazine).
Joyce’s early conferences were often held in hotel banquet centers. All of them organized and booked by Dave.
Joyce loves to share what God has done in the life of our partners.
After God called Joyce into ministry, she spent the first five years holding Bible studies in their home.
When Dave and Joyce started the ministry, they did it all with three teenagers and a little boy. Danny, the youngest, who was often seen crawling under the resource tables is now the CEO of Joyce Meyer Ministries.
This was the start of something major…
Joyce with two of the first girls rescued from human trafficking in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, through our partnership with Crisis Aid International.
Joyce has shared that this trash dump in Cambodia, and seeing the people who live there, was one of the most heartbreaking places she’d ever been. It affected her so much that she asked her son to make sure the ministry helped in whatever way possible.
In 2015, Hand of Hope helped fund the new, special needs building in partnership with Christ Fellowship. This ministry helps over a hundred children with physical and developmental delays.
God gave Dave and Joyce three basic foundations for the ministry.
Joyce speaks at a prison in Rwanda in 2006.
– Joyce gave these two sweet girls their very first birthday cake!
Through the years it was a journey of faith watching God open doors, like the opportunity to go on radio.
One outreach of Hand of Hope is providing fresh, clean water to communities worldwide.
Dave plays basketball with the kids at the St. Louis Dream Center, a church and outreach center Dave and Joyce founded in 2000.
Joyce in Angacha, Ethiopia, in 2008. These families are part of a feeding program that is literally saving the lives of many every year.
Serving food in India in 2005
In 1995, Joyce wrote
Battlefield of the Mind
. This book continues to be one of her most popular and bestselling books.
In 1995, Joyce wrote
Battlefield of the Mind
, which is still her most popular book.
Dave shares when God told him it was time for Joyce to go on TV.
Joyce often uses funny props, no matter how silly, to get her messages across.
In 2005, Joyce joined then St. Louis Cardinal Albert Pujols to share at a St. Louis Dream Center event.
Joyce Meyer Ministries headquarters in Fenton, Missouri, was built in 2001.
Joyce prepares for her first TV ad.
The current Enjoying Everyday Life set in Studio A. This past year a second set was added for the new weekly program, Everyday Answers with Joyce Meyer.
Dave and Joyce break ground on the new ministry headquarters.
Thanks for coming along for the ride.
Check out more from Dave and Joyce.
Read the Magazine Article
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