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Jorn Overby is born of Norwegian (Lutheran) missionaries to Bangladesh and spent his childhood on the Indian subcontinent. He received his MD in Divinity at The Free Faculty of Theology in Oslo, Norway in 1981. After studies in English for “Intermediate Level” at the University of Oslo he entered into his calling of church building and international missions work in 1983. Having pioneered and pastored a church in Oslo (including a government approved kindergarten and public Christian school as well as an international Bible school) for some 22 years, he has since 2005 concentrated his work solely on the international missions field.
He is the director of the missions organization Missions Thrust International, founded in 1990, and has over the last 25 years conducted interdenominational pastors’ and leadership seminars as well as evangelistic campaigns in almost 50 nations around the world, predominantly in Asia and Africa.
Jorn Overby resides with his wife Borghild in Oslo, Norway. They have two children.