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GOF’s Mission

GOF exists to be a vehicle of resources for individuals and ministries furthering the Gospel of Jesus Christ through

  • Evangelism
  • Discipleship & Training
  • Education
  • Humanitarian Projects

We are a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

How GOF Started

An overseas mission trip led by evangelist Dean Niforatos forever changed the course of Shannon Coenen’s life. Struck by extreme poverty — physical and spiritual — she sought the Lord on how to make a difference. She didn’t realize that the Lord was orchestrating the fulfillment of a prophecy about future ministry given to Dean Niforatos years prior…and confirming a call upon her own life.

The establishment of Global Outreach Foundation in 2004 began the providential and strategic partnership of the 20+ years of ministry by Dean & Carol Niforatos and others they’ve discipled around the world, with Shannon Coenen taking the role of founding President.

GOF helps overcome one of the greatest challenges of missionary evangelists — balancing the requirements of running a ministry with actually “doing” ministry. With GOF providing spiritual, financial and doctrinal accountability for its missionaries and facilitating donor communications, GOF missionaries are better equipped to focus on the numerous evangelistic, discipleship, education and humanitarian projects each year round the world.

Since GOF’s inception, more than 1 million individuals have received ministry and nearly $1 million has been invested into reaching out to a world in need…a world in need of Jesus.