Jobst and Charlotte Bittner are founders and leaders of TOS Ministries. Together with the TOS International Board, the leadership board of the overall ministry with representatives of the local churches as well as the worldwide ministry, they are responsible for leading the entire ministry.
When the young couple came to Tuebingen more than 30 years ago to study at the university, they had not planned on staying on in the city for a longer period of time. But God’s plans were different, and so a very lively church was birthed out praying together with other students. In the course of time they set up TOS as it is today with its local, national and international branches.
It is Jobst and Charlotte Bittner’s vision to see cities and nations transformed by the power of God’s love. At the same time it is their hearts’ desire to actively meet the needs of the individual in word and deed. Through their ministry thousands have heard the gospel over the past few years, far beyond the borders of Tübingen. They have started 12 churches in Germany and abroad. In five countries of South America they started long term projects for street children, in Belarus and Greece they began successful rehab programs for drug addicts. In Argentina and Bolivia, Jobst Bittner initiated national prayer movements with more than 60,000 intercessors from different churches and denominations.
At the heart of Jobst Bittner’s messages is the challenging message of the transforming love of God, sanctification, authority in prayer, and the power of the Holy Spirit.
Jobst Bittner’s book “Breaking the Veil of Silence” was birthed from the struggle with the Nazi past in families and the awareness of the significance of the Jewish roots of the Christian faith. In Germany, the book became a bestseller on the Christian market. In 2007, he started the March of Life movement together with his wife Charlotte. Under the theme “Remembering – Reconciliation – Making a Statement for Israel and against anti-Semitism” they have held events in 18 nations and 370 cities.
Jobst has a degree in Theology from the University of Tübingen, Charlotte has a degree in Ancient History. They have two sons and live close to Tübingen.