GX International was formed in 1997 as a team with a desire to reach the lost – no matter what the cost. GX continues to fulfill that God-given vision.
GX International is part of Youth With A Mission (YWAM) which encompasses thousands of people and hundreds of ministries in almost every country of the world. In every case, YWAM’s passion is to know God and to make Him known.
We are a community of people from all over the world, from 191 countries. In many of our locations, people from a wide variety of nations serve side by side. We come from numerous Christian denominations and speak hundreds of languages. Nearly half of our staff come from “non-western” countries, such as Brazil, Korea, Indonesia, India and Nepal.
In addition to our full-time staff, many YWAM locations host short-term outreach teams. These teams are made up of individuals, youth groups, families, and churches who participate first-hand in “making God known” through both words and actions. We send out over 25,000 short-term missionaries each year.
GX has traveled to over 32 states in the US and 25 nations bringing the Truth in a relevant way to youth and adults of all cultures. GX uses tools, such as dance, music, and extreme sports, to draw a crowd and hold their attention. The goal is always the same- to bring the audience to the turning point of decision. For nearly 2 decades GX has used this method to see tens of thousands of people come to Jesus.
The name GX comes from the English term “Global Xpression” – “Global Expression”. This concept was defined as the perception of the current society, where drugs and violence have become increasingly common. Then, the GX took the initiative to attract the attention of young people to a better world using strategies that youth can identify with.