Nate Krupp was born in 1935 and grew up in Fostoria, Ohio, in the United States of America. He was converted to Jesus Christ in March 1957 through the witness of two Messianic Jews during his senior year at Purdue University, where he was Student Body President and named “Outstanding Midshipman” of his Naval ROTC. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.
He was discipled by the Navigators while he was an officer in the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps. This was followed by further training with the Navigators, at Marion College (now Indiana Wesleyan University), and with Campus Crusade for Christ.
In 1961 he married Joanne Sheets Brannon. They have been together in full-time Christian ministry since then. He founded Lay Evangelism, Inc. and conducted personal evangelism training with churches of many denominations, 1961-1963, and 1971-1976. From 1964-1970 Nate spent six years witnessing door-to-door and starting house churches in Chicago. He worked closely with the National Association of Evangelicals and the National Holiness Association.
From 1976-1981 and 1983-1986 they were associated with Youth With A Mission in Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington. In this capacity he pioneered the School of the Bible and the School of Church Ministries, and ministered in many nations on every continent; teaching in YWAM training schools, working with outreach teams, and with local churches. In 1987 he completed YWAM’s Leadership Training School and received a Master of Arts degree in Christian Ministries from YWAM’s University of the Nations, using his book, The Church Triumphant at the End of the Age - characterized by Revival, Restoration, Unity, World Evangelization, and Persecution as a thesis.
From 1981-1983 they pastored a Foursquare Church in Salem, Oregon. From 1986-1991 Nate was calling the Church to united, extraordinary prayer for revival – especially 40 Days of Prayer and Five-Day Prayer Gatherings.