Johannes Amritzer was born in South Austria in 1973. He was raised by an alcoholic mother while his father was in and out of prison. By the age of 16, Johannes had lived at 22 different addresses. Fights, alcohol, rejection, and rebellion marked his childhood. Life changed abruptly however, after a man twice his size locked him in the basement of a little church and forced him to pray a salvation prayer.
Not long thereafter he found himself in Teen Challenge, a faith-based drug rehab center. He was given a Bible, instead of the knife he slept with everyday under his pillow. There, his heart begin to heal and a child-like love for Jesus began to grow. The journey had begun! From these humble beginnings, he received a powerful calling to reach the unreached and, unbeknownst to everyone, a missionary movement like no other would soon be birthed.