About us

About us

Welcome to our new TOS website! We are happy to get to know you and have put together a wealth of information for you to explore and various ways for you to get in touch with us.

TOS is an independent, evangelical, charismatic free church, mission society and charity. Since its beginnings in Tübingen in 1990, TOS Ministries have planted 12 churches, five different prayer ministries, a rehab center for drug addicts and four homes for street children.

We invite you to discover our vibrant international church life. Find out why our relationship to Israel is so important for us as Christians. Stay posted on our numerous conferences and seminars. Meet our pastors and staff. And highly recommended: Every Sunday several hundreds of viewers are joining our services via TOS TV. Have a look and join us! Write to us, call us, or drop in at one of our many events or services.

We are looking forward to getting to know you better!

Get connected

Visit one of the services in the TOS Church and Conference Center in Tübingen for a live experience of our Church Family. Whether in the large sanctuary or in the Café Mazel Tov next door, you will feel the pulse of Church life. You are welcome to visit our Christian Bookstore Jesus live on the historic Market Square in the heart of Tübingen. To get in touch with us, use the contact form. We  look forward to receiving your personal comments or questions!

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Church Life

Church Services

Saturday, 8:00 pm | Sunday, 4:00 pm

Cellgroups

Every Tuesday, 8:00 pm

Connect

Every Wednesday, 6:30 pm

Testimonies

"Our son Jannik was born on November 8, 2010 after 25 weeks, almost 4 months prematurely. The pregnancy had been very troubled and he was considered “Very Low Birth Weight” (VLBW) with his birth weight at 910 grams (...)" read more

"The big letters over my life said: "Nothing matters, you are not important." My mother was already a single mother when I was born. I was neither planned nor desired. Although my mother later gave her life to Jesus and I heard about the love of God in Sunday School, my life was marked by a lack of perspective. (...)"  read more

"I had completely destroyed my life and had reached a point where I just didn’t care anymore. I tried filling my inner void with drugs and relationships. Very soon I was unable to sleep because of my terrible nightmares, unless I did drugs (...)" read more

Pastors and Staff

TOS Ministries has about 74 full-time staff, 27 in South America, 30 in Germany, 2 in Israel, 2 in the United States, 2 in Greece, 9 in Belarus and 2 in Siberia. This is a list of pastors and staff in Tübingen, Germany only.

Guido Kasch

is a graduate engineer in electronics and started pastoring at TOS Church in Tübingen and TOS Center in the Swabian Alb in 2007. Guido has been married to Gudula for 24 years and has two children. 

Gudula Kasch

is a trained carpenter and part of the pastoral team of TOS Church in Tübingen. She mentors the various bands and musical projects within the church, and is the worship leader of the band BE´ER SHEVA. Gudula has been married to Guido for 24 years and they have two children. 

Günter Kötzer

studied Graphic Design and is part of the pastoral team at TOS Church in Tübingen. As Prayer Pastor, Günter is in charge of the diverse prayer ministries within TOS internationally.  Günter has been married to Claudia for 23 years and they have two children.

Claudia Kötzer

is a social worker and part of the pastoral team at TOS Church in Tübingen. Claudia is in charge of counseling, counseling training, and also for the Healing Room at TOS Church. Claudia has been married to Günter for 23 years and they have two children.

Frank Pfeiffer

is a travel agent and runs his own travel agency. As a part of the pastoral team of TOS Church in Tübingen, Frank and his wife Bärbel have shared the responsibility for the youth and young adult ministries since 1996. Frank and Bärbel have been married for 22 years and they have two children.

Bärbel Pfeiffer

completed her training as retail sales woman and is part of the pastoral team of TOS Church in Tübingen. She is in charge of the counseling ministry within the church. Together with her husband Frank, they lead the ministries for youth and young adults. Bärbel has been married to Frank for 22 years and has two children.

Heinz Reuss

studied Business Administration and is a part of the pastoral team of TOS Church in Tübingen. Heinz is in charge of training programs, young adult ministries (together with his wife Ann-Caroline), and public relations for TOS internationally. Heinz has been married to Ann-Caroline for 4 years. 

Ann-Caroline Reuss

is an elementary school teacher and part of the pastoral team. Together with her husband Heinz, they are responsible for young adult ministries. Additionally, she is part of the dance group Yeshua´s Call and also assists with TOS School of Ministry. Ann-Caroline has been married to Heinz for 4 years.

Thomas Waldert

studied Business Administration and is part of the pastoral team of TOS Church in Tübingen. He is the general manager for all full-time employees, as well as for conferences with TOS Ministries. Thomas has been married to Simone for 24 years and they have two children.

Michaela Buckel

studied Historical and Cultural Anthropology with emphasis in Remembrance Culture and Museology. Michaela has been on full-time staff for remembrance work at TOS Ministries since 2016. This includes “Hanukkah Days” and the permanent exhibit “No Longer Silent”.

Hannah Dißelhorst

Is trained in Media Design and has been in charge of graphic design in print production and digital media for TOS Ministries since 2012.

Frank Drewes

completed his training as installation technician and has been working as facility manager and light technician at TOS Church in Tübingen since 2011. 

Rose Dürr

is a trained bank clerk and has been in charge of the overall financial management for TOS Ministries since 1993. Rose trains and manages full- and part-time staff in his area as well. 

Stefan Gärtner

completed his training as a wholesaler and export merchant, and has been in charge of TOS Media and “Treffpunkt Jesus Live” since 2002. Stefan has been married to Lilia for 10 years and they have two children.

Judith Hertler

is a qualified tax assistant and has been working in accounting since 2016.

Ruth Karrer

is a social worker and has been part of the leadership team of TOS Ministries International since 1989. Furthermore, she heads TOS School of Ministry II and is in charge of refugee work within TOS Church in Tübingen.

Cyra-Lena Kugel

studied Economics and Business Administration and has been a full-time project manager since 2016. Additionally, Cyra is part of the dance group Yeshua´s Call and has been married to Benjamin since spring 2017. 

Heidi Lehmann

completed her training as specialized sales assistant in the food trade and has been working as a receptionist at TOS Church Tübingen since 2009. Heidi manages a multitude of tasks including but not limited to office communication, guest coordinating and hospitality, as well as in-house coordination.

Anne Möller

studied Ethnology with major on Latin America. Anne has been part of the leadership team of TOS Ministries International since 2011. Her special focus is on the bases in South America as well as further education for missionaries and both long- and short-term volunteers.

Claudia Möllenhoff

is a trained educator and has been on prayer ministry staff since 2016. Her role includes coordinating and developing different aspects of the prayer ministry and looking after the 24/7 prayer chain.

Tina Pompe

studied Educational Science and has been part of the leadership team of TOS Ministries International since 1999. As project coordinator, Tina is in charge of preparation and execution of world-wide aid projects. Additionally, Tina serves as interpreter for the English language.

Maria Roers

is a degreed theologian and has been working as pastoral assistant at TOS Church in Tübingen since 2016. In addition to different pastoral responsibilities, Maria serves as mentor to Theology students at TOS Church in Tübingen.

Lydia Rowley

studied Business Administration with an emphasis in marketing. She has been working in public relations for TOS Ministries and as personal assistant to Senior Pastor Jobst Bittner since 2014.

Matthias Rowley

studied Digital Film Production and has been in charge of media and film for TOS Ministries since 2016. Matthias has been married to Siyu for five years.

Faith

TOS is an independent, evangelical, charismatic free church, mission society and charity. Their creed: "We believe in the transforming power of the message of Jesus Christ!"

TOS confesses God, the Father, Jesus Christ, the Son of God as the Savior and Lord of the World, and the Holy Spirit. The Bible is the foundation of all reasoning and acting. It desires to be a fellowship of followers of Jesus modeled after the Biblical example.

TOS is part of the worldwide Church of Jesus and of the charismatic movement, which currently numbers approx. 540 million believers from all denominations and it acknowledges the “Statement of Faith“ of the International Evangelical Alliance (World Evangelical Alliance-Link: www.worldea.org/whoweare/statementoffaith).

TOS is very much aware of the fact we need the experience and revelation of other believers. Therefore we seek contact and cooperation with other churches, groups and Christian fellowships. The concept is a “church without walls”, not closing our eyes to the needs of the world, but rather putting the gospel message into practice in word and deed. According to Acts 1:8, its calling is local, national and international:

”But you shall receive power, when the Holy Spirit is come upon you: and you shall be my witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”

 

TOS is convinced that every human being has a right to life:

  • in a reconciled relationship to God
  • in reconciled relationships to their fellow men
  • in a healthy development of their personality in the plans of God

Therefore its goals are:

  • to call people into a personal relationship to the God of the Bible and into following Jesus personally, and to teach them accordingly
  • spreading the Christian message of reconciliation in word and deed
  • reconciliation and friendship with the Jewish people and Israel
  • to produce mature personalities, capable of taking responsibility for themselves, their surroundings, and society as a whole
  • healthy marriages and stable families as core cells of our society
  • wholeness and healing for body, soul and spirit

History

The initial association was founded by Jobst and Charlotte Bittner in 1987 as a result of years of prayer together with some other couples. After three years of interdenominational services they planted an independent free church in 1990, which today is known by the name of "TOS Church Tübingen". Since 1997, they have been involved in church planting and setting up orphanages in South America, as well as rehab centers for drug addicts and Aids victims in Eastern Europe in ten different countries so far. In Germany they have planted churches and social ministries in Leipzig, Ueckermünde, Albstadt-Tailfingen and Halle. One major focus of the ministry is prayer, so they have started houses of 24/7 Prayer in several European cities, as well as in North and South America.

The first March of Life from Bisingen to Dachau in 2007 was the beginning of a worldwide movement. In 2011 and 2015 it was honored by the Israeli Knesset twice, and in 2017 it received the Emil Fackenheim Award for Tolerance and Understanding by the Jewish Community in Halle. The March of Life Association was founded in 2015. For more information click here: www.marchoflife.org