OUR HISTORY

1997-1998

THE SEEDS
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OneWay Founder, Michael Thompson, and his wife Rachel serve as missionaries in Ghana, West Africa with PIONEERS. During this time, a vision for OneWay Ministries is born.

2000

IN THE BEGINNING
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​OneWay Ministries is formally established. OneWay's first short-term team is sent out as African and American teammates joined hands for a month of outreach throughout Ghana.

2000-2006

THE EARLY YEARS
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OneWay’s vision slowly grows as projects and partnerships are established. Evangelism and training teams are sent to Ghana and Botswana 1-2 times per year.

2007-2010

STEADY GROWTH
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God raises up new workers and expands the ministry. Ray and Cynthia Mensah become OneWay’s first full-time international missionaries, overseeing the Livingstone School of Missions and a growing team of national missionaries in Botswana.

 

OneWay launches BIBLEplus+, a new ministry aimed at recording and distributing evangelistic audio material among oral people groups.

 

With the launch of Prayercast.com and the growth of other ministries, OneWay is fast outgrowing its basement facility. OneWay finally moves out of its 600 sq. ft. home and into a 7,000 sq. ft. office building that God graciously provides.

2011-2015

NEW FRONTIERS 
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OneWay Africa begins a new work in Ghana, West Africa. The BIBLEplus+ audio player is produced in the Komba language to assist a growing network of trained church planters working among the unreached. Over 4,500 come to faith in Christ and 63+ churches are planted.

 

Prayercast resources are translated into Mandarin Chinese and aired on Christian TV in Taiwan and the Philippines. Worldwide usage of our resources by individuals, churches and missions conferences expands to roughly 3 million views/month.

 

A growing number of interns contribute thousands of hours of service while being discipled and mentored by OneWay's staff.

2016-2017

AN EXPANDING REACH
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OneWay acquires Mission Network News, a daily news service providing Great Commission news and related “pray, give and go” opportunities to its over one million radio and internet listeners.

 

Our Prayercast ministry undertakes Chicago 77, a landmark project to cover every square inch of America’s third largest city in prayer, partnering with Pray Chicago, Moody Radio, and TLN TV.

 

OneWay Africa reaches over 40,000 people in northern Ghana through the Jesus Film Campaign and Operation Unreached celebrates 112 churches planted since 2012.

INTO NORTH AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST

2018

Our work expanded into more nations as Streams of Living Water, a long-standing and fruitful ministry, joined the OneWay family. 

 

Focused on prayer and raising up workers, Streams embodies a passionate and relentless love for the lost. OneWay is delighted to serve and propel this nationally-led movement even further. 

​MOBILIZING PRAYER AND WORKERS

2019-2020

Our Prayercast team released Love Muslims, the world’s most comprehensive, media-based prayer guide for the Muslim world. This library of 130 new videos leads hundreds of thousands around the world in prayer.  

 

More than 110 workers across 10 nations share Christ and plant churches among refugees, orphans and unreached people groups.