Dr. Kurt E. Koch
Kurt E. Koch was born in 1913 in the town of Berghausen near Karlsruhe, Germany. Jesus Christ entered his life at the age of 17 and led him to experience radical change and renewal. This led him to major in theology with minors in medicine and psychology.
After the war he earned a doctorate in theology from the University of Tübingen. For the next 22 years he served the Protestant Church in Baden, focusing on youth work and evangelism. In 1949 he founded the Bible and Literature Mission with the aim of distributing Christian literature and financing the printing of Bibles or parts of the Bible, particularly in the languages of indigenous peoples. It was at this time that his work as a writer began.
After obtaining his doctorate and publishing his first scientific book, the doors of universities, theological seminaries and churches on all continents began to open to him. Missionary work and evangelistic tours took him to over 100 countries.
With the Lord’s help, he was able to write more than 70 books, which have been translated into about 90 foreign languages.
For some of these works he received international book prizes: in 1966 in the USA for the title “Between Christ and Satan”, in 1984 in Antwerp for “Christian Counselling and Occultism”, in 1985 in Luxembourg for the “Occult ABC”.
The central experience of his life was
- Forgiveness of sins and guilt through Jesus Christ.
- Being a child of God
- The assurance of eternal life through the mercy of the Lord.
- God’s faithfulness in the most difficult times.
The main themes of his work are
- Educating people about the occult and its consequences.
- Counselling people who are troubled by the occult.
- Reporting on spiritual revivals in mission areas of different countries.
- The work of God in his own life and in the lives of his reporters.
During his more than 50 years of activity, about 20,000 people turned to him in their distress, and more than half of these pastoral cases had an occult connection. Through these counselling sessions he increased his knowledge of occult practices and their effects. In his books “Christian Counselling and Occultism”, “Occult ABC”, “Between Christ and Satan” and “Occult Bondage and Deliverance” he published his experiences and several hundred case studies. His main concern was to expose and warn against occult or esoteric currents and to point to the deliverance through Jesus Christ.