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Every Home for Christ Announces New CEO

Every Home for Christ, the 76-year-old evangelistic ministry that works in more than 150 nations and has made Gospel presentations at more than two billion homes, announced that Dick Eastman, its CEO of 35 years, will pass the leadership baton to Tanner Peake on Sept. 24.

The transition was announced to supporters in the September issue of the ministry’s newsletter, Entrusted. Peake joined EHC in 2009 as its director of prayer mobilization and later served as vice president of international ministries.

Eastman is 78 years old and joined EHC in 1976.  He says he will transition to his new role as chief prayer officer. “I am not retiring any time soon,” he said.

Prayer has been central to Eastman’s work at EHC and elsewhere. He launched the Change the World School of Prayer, a seminar that has trained more than 2 million Christians in 120 nations in “the power and intimacy of prayer.” It is now called the Global Prayer School. His books on evangelism and prayer have sold 2 million copies. And he is past chairman of the National Prayer Committee, founded in 1979 to promote united prayer initiatives in the U.S. and throughout the world. EHC’s Colorado Springs headquarters, The Jericho Center, also offers people “a place to mobilize day and night prayer for the nations.”

Founded in 1946 as Tract Club of the Air and renamed World Literature Crusade in 1952, EHC started out providing evangelistic literature in bulk to nations around the world before developing techniques to make sure that literature got into the hands of interested people who would act on it.

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In 2021, the $60 million ministry reported 104 million Gospel presentations in homes, and another 57 million Gospel presentations elsewhere, resulting in 17.5 million “positive responses” and 25,000 new Christ Groups planted. The work was conducted by a field staff of 3,200 people, assisted by 186,000 believers and more than 12,000 churches.

In its history, EHC says it has delivered 4.7 billion Gospel messages to homes, resulting in 243 million decisions for Christ.

Eastman independently came up with similar plans a decade before he joined EHC, writing, “Someone should do this all over the world; mapping out every nation, taking the gospel to every home, and implementing a mechanism to disciple each person.”

MinistryWatch will publish a more detailed article about EHC’s transition, featuring interviews with Eastman and Peake, later this month.

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Steve Rabey

Steve Rabey is a veteran author and journalist who has published more than 50 books and 2,000 articles about religion, spirituality, and culture. He was an instructor at Fuller and Denver seminaries and the U.S. Air Force Academy. He and his wife Lois live in Colorado.

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