Is Derek Prince still alive?
Derek Prince died at his home in Jerusalem on 24 September 2003 in his sleep. He was 88 years old.
Has anyone taken on Derek Prince’s “mantle”?
Although this is a frequently asked question, there is no indication that this was ever the case.
Are any of Derek’s children or grandchildren in full-time ministry?
Yes. As of August 1995 when Derek celebrated his 80th birthday in England, many family members were present. He stated that he had 35 grandchildren, 58 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren. Eight grandsons were in full-time Christian ministry at the time, as were two great-grandsons. That number has probably increased since then.
Was Derek pre-, mid-, or post-Trib — and did he believe the term rapture to be correct?
Derek never took a stand regarding pre-, mid-, or post-Trib. Derek said: “If you want to know what I think about the rapture and the tribulation, I think there are a whole lot of things we don’t know. I was greatly blessed by what Bryn Jones said when he was discussing the first coming of Jesus. And he pointed out three streams of prophecy. [Jesus] was to come out of Bethlehem. He was to come out of Nazareth. And He was to come out of Egypt. And he said, “How could anybody ever have got it right in advance?” And yet all three were fulfilled. And if there had been schools of prophecy in those days we would have three schools: the Nazareth school, the Bethlehem school and the Egypt school. And each one would have tried to prove the others wrong!” — quoted from 4068 “Spiritual Blindness: Cause and Cure” Read more...
What was his stand on salvation—once saved, always saved?
Derek says on salvation: “We have been looking in Hebrews 6 and we have spoken about people who have had five experiences. Every one of the experiences in some measure is supernatural. They have been supernaturally enlightened. Christ has been revealed to them, the Bible has been made a living book. They’ve tasted the heavenly gift which I believe is really Jesus Himself. They became partakers of... Read more..
How is DPM still able to publish new books?
In the 1980s the Lord instructed us to record Derek every time he ministered when preaching and teaching God's Word. In addition to these recordings, individuals have contacted us to let us know that they have old reel-to-reel messages of Derek when he was in their area. It is out of this vast archive of material that we continue to produce new books and other works for publication.
Since Derek Prince has passed away, are his works still covered by copyright?
Yes. Any book in print by a publishing house is bound by copyright restrictions due to contractual agreement. Written permission must be obtained from the publisher for photocopying or use in other publications (except within “Fair Use” guidelines). See the copyright page for contact information. For CD, DVD, MP3 materials or Derek’s teaching letters, it has consistently been the policy of Derek Prince Ministries to allow individuals to make copies for giving away.
Can I translate Derek Prince’s Bible teaching into my own language?
Contact your nearest office to find out the procedure for new translation and publishing.
What was Derek’s favorite Bible translation?
By far, Derek liked to read the King James Version in his personal Bible study time (or the original Greek or Hebrew!). But, because many of the words used in the KJV had fallen out of common use, he switched to the more modern translations, so he wouldn’t need to spend so much time defining words while he was preaching. The New American Standard Bible and the New International Versions came into more frequent use, but later he switched almost exclusively to the New King James when preaching. That said, he never failed to use another version (i.e., J.B. Phillips, The Living Bible or The Amplified Bible, or “the Prince version”) if it better expressed the true meaning of the original Greek or Hebrew.
Where can I buy non-English books?
Derek Prince's Bible teaching is available in many languages in format. You could even use these materials for outreach in your city. Visit our webshop or contact your nearest office for details.
Did Derek observe the Jewish Sabbath or worship on Sunday?
Derek did both, in a certain sense. Because Derek lived in Jerusalem for much of his life, he enjoyed observing the Sabbath—not as a religious observance, and not because it was a Jewish tradition, but because he felt that the Lord was showing him that he could be more productive if he took twenty-four hours in a week and did no work. It was because of the Lord’s leading rather than under duress or as an obligation he had to fulfill. In addition, he was an active member of an Anglican church in the Old City. When he went on mission trips, he was sent out by that church and when he... Read more...
What did Derek teach on the term Trinity?
Derek says on the term Trinity: “In Genesis 1:26, we are again confronted with the combination of singular and plural in reference to God: ‘Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness.” The verb said is singular in form, the pronouns Us and Our are plural. “This combination of singular and plural in reference to God recurs in other passages of Scripture. The prophet Isaiah had a vision of the Lord on His throne and then heard Him say, ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?’ (Isaiah 6:8). The pronoun ‘I’ implies that one Person is speaking, but the pronoun ‘Us’ indicates that He is speaking on behalf of more than one Person. “In the ongoing revelation of Scripture, three distinct Persons emerge, each of whom is God: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. The first of the three divine Persons referred to individually in Scripture is the Spirit: ‘The Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters’ (Genesis 1:2, NASB). Read more...
Do you hold conferences?
Conferences are held in some countries. Although not all offices hold conferences of their own, We do participate in those organized by the local churches and ministries.
Did Derek ever write a commentary or a translation of the Bible?
No, he did not. Occasionally in his teaching, however, Derek would half-jokingly refer to “the Prince version” of the Bible. By this he was not referring to an actual Bible that is in print. He just meant that because he knew the Greek language so well (having studied it at Eton and Cambridge since he was ten years old) and was also thoroughly trained in Hebrew (having studied at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem), that he was offering his best educated guess as to what the real meaning of a certain passage would be. (As a matter of fact, Derek was qualified to teach Greek at the university level.)
Though Derek did not write a commentary, he did teach two verse-by-verse series—one on the book of Romans called “The Roman Pilgrimage” and the other on the book of Hebrews entitled “God’s Last Word.”
What is your statement of faith?
How do you work in other countries?
Today, Derek Prince Ministries has 13 national offices around the world from which there are over 45 outreaches working in over 100 languages. These offices and outreaches take Derek's material in all its media formats—print, audio, video and radio—and translates it into the languages in their sphere of responsibility. The major areas of outreaches are Russia and the former Soviet republics, China, Eastern Europe, Caucasus, Middle East, India, Africa and Israel. The sun never sets on the ministry of Derek Prince.
Once a book is completed, it is placed in the hands of our international offices and outreaches for translation and distribution. One new book will impact hundreds of thousands of lives.
Do you plant churches?
As a ministry, we do not establish churches or Bible schools. We are called to work with the local indigenous leadership of the Christian community and to come alongside and support them in their efforts of evangelism, discipleship and church growth. Derek was a missionary at heart. Wherever he went, it was his desire to serve the Church in that nation. That is our attitude today. Our mission statement has changed through the years, but this one remains — our goal is to reach the unreached and teach the untaught. A great majority of the material that we produce is given away to do just that.
How long should I spend studying every week?
This will vary depending on a number of things e.g. how fast you read. There are 52 lessons, if you complete one a week you will complete the course in a year but remember some weeks you will have to do an exam as well.
The most important thing is to be regular in doing your study. For some students two hours, once a week works whilst others may spend half an hour a day or even half a day once a fortnight. You need to find what suits you best. If you don’t study regularly you may forget what you’ve learnt in the previous lesson.
How many students do you have?
At present we have about 350 active students from all over the world. These include people from all walks of life; pastors to prisoners!
What is the most difficult section of the course?
Most students fly through module 1 but struggle with module 2. PP2 is probably the most difficult, partly because it is a long section and has 2 special assignments attached to it. The subjects taught in module 3 are seldom taught in church and therefore interest causes students to speed up. What do you think the most difficult section of the course is? Let’s hear from you!
Which translation of the Bible do you recommend for this course?
Derek Prince used the NKJ but also adapted it for KJ, NIV, and NAS. If I had to choose, it would either be NIV or NKJ, the majority of students use NIV.
I’m a slow reader, are there tapes with the lessons?
Yes, there are audio, video, CD and DVD, all these are available at a 25% discount to students and can be ordered by phone or the on-line shop. It should be noted, however, that these messages do not go into the content in the same depth as the books.
I was wondering how the modules are delivered. I mean if I was to sign up and pay monthly do all 3 modules come together in the pack or are they sent out after each one is completed?
When you enrol, you are sent the first module. Towards the end of the module is an order form for module 2, which you complete and send to us when you have reached that point in your study. You will then be sent module 2. The same process applies to module 3.
Are exams sent with the course at the beginning, or mailed out at a different time?
Exams are included in every module, once you have completed an exam you send the answer sheet to be marked.