matheus vander steen

Mattheus van der Steen
founder and director of Touch, Reach and Impact the Nations (TRIN)

Mattheus van der Steen worked in various African nations whilst serving as a marine officer aboard a hospital ship called the MV Anastasis and then, in 2005, he worked in Kosovo doing missionary work amongst survivors of the war, which had devastated the country. Mattheus then met and married Rebekah and together they started TRIN, a multifaceted ministry that has since grown into a multinational organisation. It not only reaches out across the world to fulfil the Great Commission and see revival and transformation usher in the Kingdom of God, but also reaches out to the poor, hungry, widowed and destitute.

Mattheus does outreaches in many countries, mainly in India, Pakistan, Indonesia and Uganda where TRIN has offices, but also in Myanmar, Mozambique, Israel and throughout America and Europe. Healings, signs and wonders normally accompany these outreaches.

TRIN often holds training and equipping seminars for pastors and other church leaders in Myanmar, Pakistan, Indonesia and India and Mattheus regularly teaches at Heidi and Rolland Baker's Bible School in Mozambique.

Mattheus is also an ordained minister in the GISI IFGF church which has its headquarters in Indonesia. This group of 3000 churches is spread across 35 different nations and, along with its leader, Pastor Jimmy Oentoro, it is their hope to raise up 10,000 revivalists to win one million souls to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour.

Within his own country, the Netherlands, it is Mattheus and Rebekah's heart felt desire and passion to see transformation and revival and to this end Mattheus coordinates The Call, Holland, and has started Revival Alliance Network (RAN) to reach out to business and church leaders. Along with Lodewijk van Weerden, he has started the Apostolic Revival Center, Holland (ARCH), a revival movement which trains and releases people to reach out to others within their own communities, with the Gospel.

Mattheus has written three books, 'Durf te Dromen' the Dutch version of 'Dare to Dream' which won a prize when it was voted as the best Christian book to be published in the Netherlands in 2009. His second book is called 'The Most Important Decision' and his third ‘Durf te Leven’ the Dutch version of Dare to Live.