Who is John Maasbach? - Biography

John Maasbach was a Dutch Pentecostalist evangelist known for his influential role in the Christian evangelical movement in the Netherlands during the mid-20th century.


Johannes Maasbach, commonly known as John Maasbach, was born on December 5, 1918, in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He emerged as a prominent Dutch preacher and evangelist, particularly recognized for his work from the 1950s through the 1990s. Maasbach became one of the most recognizable faces of the evangelical movement in the Netherlands, especially noted for his activities in the 1960s after serving as a translator at a significant event in 19581 2.

His ministry extended beyond preaching as he was also involved in educational efforts, having graduated several hundred workers from a 3-year Bible College supported and overseen by his ministry in Africa3. Maasbach's influence was not confined to the Netherlands; he had an international reach, with his ministry having a global impact.

John Maasbach passed away on September 18, 1997, in The Hague, leaving behind a legacy as a key figure in Dutch Pentecostalism and the broader Christian evangelical movement1 4. His work continues to be recognized and celebrated by various Christian communities around the world.



  1. https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johan_Maasbach 2

  2. https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johan_Maasbach_Wereldzending

  3. https://www.abundantlifecrusades.com/goodnews/2015-Holland1.htm

  4. https://wikidata.org/wiki/Q13737740