“I evaluate many organizations by: 'Do they have compassion?' 'Is their message Jesus?,' and 'Do they train and multiply?'."
      “I'm so thankful for Oasis, 'cause they’re doing it right. They're doing a biblical model.” —Josh McDowell

About Oasis


Our vision is to see masses of people introduced to Jesus Christ, and to equip Christians to share their faith.


Our mission is to see 40 million people indicate a desire to follow Jesus Christ as their Lord by 2020, and to equip Christians to share their faith with confidence and compassion.

By God’s grace, we will accomplish this by helping nations strengthen their evangelism efforts through our 5 Star Evangelism Seminars, equipping believers with our ONE MINUTE WITNESS training tool. We will help disciple Christians by building churches in unreached areas, and by providing water wells for those in need. We'll see many introduced to Jesus by conducting open-air Gospel & Healing Festivals in unreached areas.


Oasis World Ministries (OWM) is located in Maple Grove, Minnesota. It was born out of God's call to Pastor Tom Elie in 1996 to reach the hearts and souls of third-world people through open-air festivals, training seminars, and social-need projects such as drilling fresh-water wells in the remote regions of the 10/40 window.


John Maxwell once said, "A goal without a deadline is just a dream." So with that in mind, Oasis World Ministries set out on a quest to reach ONE MILLION decisions for Christ by the end of 2010. This goal had been set in 2000 when Oasis had only reached 15,836 decisions for Christ. Reaching a million decisions for Christ in ten years was a lofty goal that could only be accomplished with God's help.

In January of 2011, after all the reports from our 30 Oasis national evangelists had come in, Oasis World Ministries exceeded our first MILLION soul goal. (Drum roll, please...) 1,007,379 people have indicated a desire to follow Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior! Hallelujah!

Since 1996, Oasis World Ministries has seen:

Over ONE MILLION people indicating a desire to make Jesus Christ their Lord and Savior through gospel and healing festivals and the work of traveling evangelists to remote regions of India.

More than 180 churches built in villages that had no Christian worship center.

Over 630 fresh-water wells drilled in third-world villages that provide the daily water needs for over 190,000 men, women, and children.

Thousands of pastors and Christian leaders have been trained and encouraged to disciple new believers in Christ through our trainings happening now in twenty countries.

Hundreds of new believers attending local churches after each gospel and healing festival.

About Tom Elie

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