Jesus Freaks (youth movement) Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesus_Freaks_(youth_movement)

Jesus Freaks International
Symbol of Jesus Freaks; Alpha and Omega
FormationSeptember 1991
FounderMartin Dreyer
FieldsChristian youth organization

Jesus Freaks International is a German evangelical Christian youth organization. The movement uses the Alpha and Omega symbol to represent Jesus Christ.


The Jesus Freaks movement was created in September 1991 in Hamburg, Germany by Martin Dreyer.[1]

Freakstock main stage in 2004


Critics cite the movement as leaning towards conservative fundamentalism,[2] and having the appearance of a closed society with a high level of peer pressure internally.[3] However, they point out that they provide ministry to drug abusers, the homeless, and others often marginalized by the mainstream church.[3][4]

Duane Pederson, who became one of the primary voices in the US Jesus Movement of the 1970s, see parallels between that movement and the new German one.[4] Specifically, both movements were created from grass roots.[4]


  1. ^ "About Jesus Freaks".
  2. ^ Schrammek, Notker (2001). "Fundamentalistisch" (in German). Roman Catholic Diocese of Erfurt.
  3. ^ a b Von Guido Walter (1996-01-22). "JESUS FREAKS: Gottes geile Truppe". FOCUS (4).
  4. ^ a b c Pederson, Duane (2009). "The new Jesus Freaks Movement in Europe".

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