Derek Prince was born the14 August 1915 in Bangalore, India, of British parents. He was educated as a scholar of Greek and Latin at two of Britain's most famous educational institutions: Eton College and Cambridge University.
From 1940 to 1949, he held a Fellowship (equivalent to a resident professorship) in Ancient and Modern Philosophy at King's College, Cambridge. He also studied Hebrew and Aramaic, both at Cambridge University and at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. In addition, he speaks a number of other modern languages.
In the early years of World War II, while serving as a hospital attendant with the British Army, Derek Prince experienced a life-changing encounter with Jesus Christ, concerning which he wrote the following:
Out of this encounter, I formed two conclusions which I have never since had reason to change: first, that Jesus Christ is alive; second, that the Bible is a true, relevant, up-to-date book. These two conclusions radically and permanently altered the whole course of my life.
Derek Prince's nondenominational, nonsectarian approach has opened doors for his teaching to people from many different racial and religious backgrounds.
Derek Prince has internationally recognized as one of the leading Bible expositors of our time. His daily radio broadcast, Today with Derek Prince, reaches more than half the globe, including translations into Arabic, five Chinese languages (Mandarin, Amoy, Cantonese, Shanghaiese, and Swatow), Mongolian, Spanish, Russian, and Tongan.
Derek Prince has published more than thirty books, which have been translated into over fifty foreign languages. Among Derek Prince's books are: They Shall Expel Demons, Blessings or Curses, Secrets of a Prayer Warriors, Spiritual Warfare For The End Times, Prophetic Guide to the End Times, You Matter to God, etc.
The international base of Derek Prince Ministries is located in Charlotte, North Carolina, with branch offices in Australia, Canada, Germany, Holland, New Zealand, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.
Derek Prince died the 24 September 2003 (aged 88) in Jerusalem, Israel