About Us

Joy is not optional. It’s essential.


God is most glorified in us, when we are most satisfied in him — desiringGod.org exists to help people everywhere understand and embrace this truth. We aim to make the glory of God and the goodness of joy the foundation and flavor of everything we do.

God is most glorified in us, when we are most satisfied in him.

Our History

Desiring God began inauspiciously in the spring of 1994 when John Piper, then the 48-year-old pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, handed off the church’s tape ministry to his assistant Jon Bloom. Piper and Bloom founded the ministry and named it Desiring God after Piper's book Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist.

What started with tapes of sermons, a few of Piper’s first books, and a single annual event, in God’s timing, blossomed into a web ministry with more than 10,000 resources distributed worldwide.

Our Beliefs

Affirmation of Faith

Our Affirmation of Faith sets forth the defining doctrinal position of Desiring God. Everything Desiring God as an organization proclaims and teaches are based upon these core beliefs.

Doctrines of Grace

This article summarizes the “doctrines of grace,” commonly called the five points of Calvinism.

Quest for Joy

This tract by John Piper summarizes the gospel and main message of the Bible in six points.

Our Strategy

Today the ministry of Desiring God is focused on distributing content freely and widely via the web and producing more than 1,000 new resources each year, including:

These resources cover a range of topics from marriage and dating to prayer and the Bible to suffering and sexual purity and suffering — all for your joy in Jesus.

Learn More About Desiring God

From our values to careers, learn more about us through this brief collection of resources. If you're interested in partnering with us in pray or financially, visit our donation page with more information about funding and joining us in helping people everywhere understand and embrace the truth of Christian Hedonism.