Dr. Kurt E. Koch (1913 – 1987)
Kurt E. Koch was born in 1913. After studying theology and after further studies in medicine, received a Doctor of Theology degree at Tubingen University, Germany.
22 years pastoring in the state Lutheran Church, predominantly in youth work and in evangelism. Founding and directing a Bible mission, financing of the printing or own publication of Bibles or parts of the Bible into approximately 30 languages, particularly into languages of Stone Age tribes.
Itinerant missionary and evangelistic work in over 100 countries, lecturing at universities, seminaries, Bible schools and churches on all 5 continents.
With God's help, author of more than 100 books and brochures. As of November 1986, 96 copyrights awarded for translations into foreign languages.
Regarded by many to have been the world's leading authority on the occult.
Several international recognitions, among them Life Membership in the Academy of World Literature (Cambridge, England). Further, a number of international book prizes.
The central experience of his life: forgiveness of guilt and sin by Jesus Christ. The experience of being a child of God and the certainty of eternal life due to the mercy of the Lord. The faithfulness of God in the most difficult times. Experiencing “the exceeding riches of His grace” (Eph. 2:7).
The most important experience in his work was the visit to all present revival areas in the world and his books about these spiritual movements.
Main themes of his work are:
1. Education about the occult and its consequences
2. Pastoral care for occult burdened people
3. Reports of religious revivals in the mission areas of different countries.
4. The work of God in their own lives and the lives of its reporters.