Pastor Arno van der Knaap is Lead Pastor of GODcentre, Netherlands, one of the fastest growing Christian churches in the nation. His life is a powerful story of triumph over adversity, overcoming the deadly dangers and stigma of drugs and youth criminality to becoming one of the leading Christian ministers and voices of positive transformation in the Netherlands.
Pastor Arno van der Knaap’s dynamic ministry impacts the lives of thousands of people around the world each week and Maximise Life 2022 is pleased to welcome him as our guest minister.
Along with his wife, Pastor Vanessa, he founded GODcentre in 2011. ‘GOD’ in the name ‘GODcentre’ stands for: ‘Gods Original Design’. That is the message that GODcentre wants to convey: ‘’You are God's Original Design’’. The church continues to multiply, opening a branch in Gouda in 2018 and Utrecht in 2021 and commencing in Antwerp (Belgium) in 2022.
Pastor Arno carries a prophetic anointing and is known for his passion and enthusiasm in delivering God’s assignment. His desire is that every person discover that he or she is “God's Original Design” and can fulfill their God-given dream. His message is powerfully captured in his highly acclaimed book entitled “From The Dream to The Throne - Conquer Your Dream Killers”.
In addition to being a pastor, he is a much sought-after speaker for churches and conferences at home and abroad, and runs major humanitarian and pastoral leadership development campaigns in Congo. He also supports many churches in the Caribbean, especially in Bonaire, Curacao and St. Maarten.