Gernot Elsner is married to Sabine and has three children. After three years at the Bible school in Bad Gandersheim, he worked for two years in a Pentecostal church in Karlsruhe and at the same time studied English and history at the University of Teacher Education. In 2002 he went to the United States for a little over two years, where he graduated from Regent University with a master’s degree in practical theology and intercultural studies. After spending time in various countries in South America, Gernot founded GOSPELTRIBE in January 2006. In the past few years the ministry has participated in short-term missions, evangelizations and conferences in over 40 nations. Gospeltribe sends youth on short term trips around the globe and also has a two year residential Bible College and local ministries focusing on refugees, homeless people, secular high schools and victims of human trafficking.