A Brief History
Innovative was founded in 1998 by Jerry Squyres. From 1995 to 1998 Jerry led teams to open countries where the people had some Christian influence in their culture. They understood to some degree the truth about Jesus. They could understand a Gospel presentation and make a response to it.
In 1998, after several trips to closed countries it became clear that a new approach had to be taken. It became clear that each country was different, that needs of the people were different and that responding to those needs created open doors for evangelism. The new approach gave birth to Innovative Mission Opportunities.
Innovative: partner with missionaries and national pastors/evangelists, discover specific needs/strategies, and mobilize teams for those needs/strategies. In every country, every ethnic group, and every village, the needs are different and changing. While the truth of the Gospel never changes, the strategies and methods must change.
Mission: there is only one mission…”to seek and save the lost…” Every strategy and every method must have a strong focus on this mission as given by Jesus in Luke 19:10.
Opportunities: they are as numerous as the countries, the ethnic groups, the villages, the people who have not yet heard the name of Jesus.
Innovative Mission Opportunities is a 501c3 non-profit organization and receives no state or federal funding. It is solely through tax-deductible gifts from individual contributors, corporations, foundations, churches and various other community organizations, as well as fund raising events and product sales that Innovative Mission Opportunities is able to reach the unreached so “that all may hear.”