Leif & Jennifer Hetland


Leif Hetland is founder and president of Global Mission Awareness. He ministers globally bringing an impartation of God’s love, healing, and apostolic authority through a paradigm of kingdom family. A forerunner in modern-day missions, Leif has brought the gospel into the most spiritually dark areas of the world. Over one million souls have been saved through his ministry. He has written numerous books, including his best-sellers Seeing Through Heaven’s Eyes and Healing the Orphan Spirit. Leif and his wife Jennifer reside just outside Atlanta, GA where they continue to touch countless lives through their ministry. For more on Leif, visit www.globalmissionawareness.com.


Leif Hetland hails from Haugesund, Norway. In 1984, he answered the call of God to ministry. While on the road ministering in April 1988, he met Jennifer Hilderbrand at Edgewood Baptist Church in Columbus, GA. In 1989, Leif and Jennifer were married.

By 1995, Leif and Jennifer were pastoring First Baptist Church in Sandnes, Norway. Burned out and frustrated, Leif attended a small pastors meeting in the city of Haugesund where a man named Randy Clark was ministering. Randy approached Leif with a prophetic word saying, “You are like a bulldozer. God is calling you to prepare the way in unchartered territory. You are a forerunner here to prepare the preparers for the coming of the Son of Man.” He also declared that Leif was an apostle called to prepare nations that had not yet heard the Gospel.  Afterwards, the Holy Spirit spoke a verse into Leif’s spirit, “Ask of me and I will give you the nations as your inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the world as your possession.” (Psalm 2:8) The Holy Spirit had transformed a worn out Baptist pastor into a passionate lover of God filled with the Spirit and burning with compassion for the lost.


In 2000, Leif and Jennifer launched Global Mission Awareness (GMA) with a vision to impact the least, the last, and the lost. They have since set foot in 78 nations on 6 continents with the message of the Father’s heart. God has opened doors for GMA to penetrate some of the most spiritually dark areas of the world, places many consider impossible to reach with the gospel. Love has melted the hardest of hearts and literally transformed regions that were hostile to God.

Over one million people have been saved during their years in ministry.

Despite facing many personal trials and tragedies, Leif and Jennifer have seen the goodness of a loving heavenly Father through it all. Their greatest areas of trial and challenge have become the greatest areas of their anointing. Leif and Jennifer have since been blessed with four beautiful children and one son-in-law, and GMA has become an extension of their lives. With operations in over 22 nations, Global Mission Awareness is a family of families blessing the nations of the earth.