2008 – In March, Gospel Colors Outreach, initially founded as First the Kingdom Evangelism (FTK), incorporates in the State of California. FTK trains 12 believers to share the Gospel Colors presentation in addition to two mission trips and one local outreach. FTK helps 152 people make a decision of faith.
2009 – In June, FTK receives 501 c3 status from the federal government. FTK trains 40 believers to share the Gospel Colors presentation and leads four mission trips. FTK helps 312 people make a decision of faith.
2010 – In February, FTK receives its first shipment of five-color soccer balls. In December, FTK hires its first missionary, Alyssa Seed. FTK trains 153 believers to share the Gospel Colors presentation and leads five mission trips and three local outreach events. FTK helps 582 people make a decision of faith.
2011 – In December, FTK hires a second missionary, Danielle Hollar. First the Kids, a ministry of FTK focused on children, launches under the leadership of Alyssa Seed. FTK trains 102 believers to share the Gospel Colors presentation. FTK helps 1104 people make a decision of faith and leads six mission trips.
2012 – FTK leads its first mission trip beyond Baja California to Guanajuato, Mexico. FTK trains 213 believers to share the Gospel Colors presentation and leads six mission trips and three local outreaches. In December, FTK hires its third missionary, Emil Reyes. FTK helps 1101 people make decisions of faith. Over 1542 people hear the message of Christ through FTK.
2013 – In February, First the Kids presents its first Gospel Colors class. In April, FTK leads a family mission trip, allowing children and parents to share the Gospel side by side for the first time. In June, FTK hires Chris Banda as a Child Evangelism Leader. In the summer, FTK sends missionaries to Columbia. In October, FTK signs a lease for new headquarters in Oceanside, CA. FTK leads six mission trips and five local outreach events. FTK trains 295 believers to share the Gospel Colors presentation. FTK helps 2498 people make a decision of faith and shares the message of Christ with more than 3130 people.
2014 – FTK welcomes Eli Cisneros as Latin America Coordinator. FTK leads several mission trips and local outreach events. FTK trains 330 believers to share the Gospel Colors presentation. FTK helps 1972 people make a decision of faith and shares the message of Christ with more than 2949 people.
2015 – FTK experiences challenges early in the year. Missionary Chris Banda becomes Managing Director and Alyssa Seed Evangelism Director. FTK leads several mission trips and local outreach events. FTK equips 13 churches and trains 161 believers to share the Gospel Colors presentation. FTK helps 979 people make a decision of faith and shares the message of Christ with more than 1784 people.
2016 – FTK rebrands the organization as Gospel Colors Outreach (GCO), launches a Youth Presentation and training class, and prepares for a year of refreshed and renewed mission and vision as they partner with churches, improve curriculum, and materials for the Gospel Colors presentation.
“GCO takes the message of God’s salvation to the streets to share hope for people in need of his love and grace. Experiencing hundreds of men, women and children accepting Christ is the most beautiful work God has given us with the privilege to do. Every Christian should be encouraged to learn the simple presentation and join in the work of this worthy ministry.” -Bonita
“My daughter, Krysta, and I had the opportunity to evangelize with GCO in a park in Oceanside. We got to share the Gospel with people we didn’t know for the first time. People flocked to our table wanting to hear about who Jesus is. It was a day we will remember into eternity!” -Lara
“My constant prayer for my children is that they will take their place in this world to win their generation for Christ. The training from the Gospel Colors class and the park outreach equipped my ten-year old daughter to do what many adults have never done — to clearly share her faith and lead someone to Christ!” -Cynthia
“So glad my daughter had the opportunity to build such confidence in sharing the good news. I love the fact that she now LOVES sharing the gospel and will do so to anyone who will listen. What a great skill to have at such a young age. Thank you.” -Jenn
“As a direct result of our partnership with GCO, New Song has been able to lead over 5,000 people to Christ in the last three years. What could be better?” -Hal Seed, Sr. Pastor, New Song Community Church 2014
“I am humbled and honored to pray for GCO, their missionaries, mission trips and most of all for the Holy Spirit’s leading in everything they do, everyone they share Christ with, and the lives that are impacted by them on a daily basis. GCO is a huge blessing to our community. If you have not been on a Mission trip with GCO, I would encourage you too. It was a life changing experience for me, I am forever changed, and will be forever grateful. Thank you Jesus for GCO, continue to richly poor out your blessings upon this wonderful ministry!” -Rufina
“Never did I imagine myself walking the streets sharing the Gospel, and never did I imagine the overwhelming joy I experienced while doing it.” -Matt