Cole & Dani DeRuse

A husband and wife whose desire is to see people reached with the Gospel in their local community as well as all around the globe.

From September 2011 until March 2015 we served full time on staff with an evangelism/performance team called Team Xtreme International. During that time we got married, traveled to 8 countries preaching with the team, and had the privilege of performing/speaking in front of hundreds of thousands of people.

In 2014 we felt a real burden from the Lord to launch our own ministry using music as a primary way to evangelize and reach the lost. We feel it’s critically important to focus our efforts on making an impact in the United States, though international travel will still happen from time to time. This took over a year of praying, wrestling with the Lord, and seeking godly counsel, but as of April 2015, DeRuse Ministries was officially launched!

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A 25 year old Kansas City native, Cole was the type of kid who seemed fine externally; He managed to keep good grades in school, rarely found himself in trouble, and loved sports (martial arts in particular). In spite of that, Cole often found himself wrestling internally with his identity. Growing up with separated parents, the shifting sands of life at home brought forth insecurities in Cole that were hard to navigate at his age. Instead of seeking counsel, he chose to suppress those insecurities, letting the current of his childhood pull him where it may. His “lifesaver” (pun intended) was music. Read his full bio HERE.

Favorite Food: Tacos
Favorite Book of the Bible: Proverbs
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Dani is a 24 year old from California whom God led away from the beach to Kansas City after her missionary training school in Australia. It was there she met Cole, and where their vision grew to start "DeRuse Ministries". She is a soon to be mother, has a heart to encourage girls to fight for purity, and loves to sing along to worship music.

Favorite Food: Chocolate
Favorite Book of the Bible: Romans
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Relationship (with the Lord.) (2 Cor. 5:7, Matt. 22:36-40, John 15:14-15)

A studious lifestyle (of the Word) (2 Tim. 2:15, 1 Peter 3:15,)

Prayer and Worship (Ephesians 6:19, John 4:23)

Evangelism (Mark 16:15, Romans 1:16)

Teaching God’s truth (Col. 4:5-6, 2 Tim 3:16, Titus 2:1)

Excellence (Col. 3:23, Titus 2:7, Eccl. 9:10)

Discipleship (Matt. 28:19, Acts 2:42)

Family (1 Tim. 5:8, Rom. 12:5)

Integrity (Prov. 10:9, 1 Pet. 3:16, 2 Cor. 8:21)


Vision Statement:

To see the youth of this generation transformed by the power of the Gospel, through evangelism and discipleship, to see them become men and women of Godly integrity.

Mission Statement:

Our mission to accomplish this is two fold:

  1. To go out and biblically share the Gospel using the means of music & performance evangelism, street evangelism, social media evangelism (music videos, online music releases), and CD releases.
  2. To equip, train, and encourage the church to effectively share their faith with non believers.