Kerusso is the Greek word meaning "to herald (as a public crier) the Divine Truth (the Gospel); preach, proclaim, publish." For over 30 years, Kerusso® has been proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ through quality inspirational apparel + gifts. As pioneers of T-Shirt Evangelism, we set the standard. Today we are blessed to be the leading producer of Christian T-Shirts.
Vic placed an ad in Campus Life magazine and began a mail order business. While still working full time as a carpenter, Vic checked the mail for orders over his lunch break. When he had enough orders, he’d take them to a local screen printer to print. Barely breaking even with this approach, he almost quit — but was encouraged by his sister not to give up. He decided selling wholesale Christian T-Shirts might be a better route, and took two days off of work to visit Christian retail stores within driving distance of his Eureka Springs, Arkansas home. He discovered there was a demand, added a few more designs, and tracked down a sales group to carry his designs to the Christian retail market.
Styles, design trends, and color palettes change rapidly, but using T-Shirts as a clever way to share faith does not change. Vic says, “Message is number one, and if you can mesh that with current trends, that’s what will draw people’s attention.”
Year after year, Kerusso is recognized by retailers as the #1 supplier of Christian T-Shirts. Beyond that great honor, we are moved by the stories of T-Shirt Evangelists sharing their faith, and bringing people to Christ with the help of messages communicated by a Kerusso Christian T-Shirt.
Kerusso Christian T-Shirts make participating in T-Shirt Evangelism easy, fun, and life-changing. According to Impressions magazine (the leading apparel supplier trade magazine) a graphic T-Shirt will be read as many as 3,000 times in its existence. T-Shirt Evangelism has the potential to preach the gospel to millions, if not billions of people, who need to hear the message of salvation.
The 10-acre Kerusso campus is home to over 100,000 square feet of manufacturing and office space. Kerusso is one of the top employers in Berryville, Arkansas, providing jobs to more than 100 people.
Kerusso is strongly committed to giving back, and to tithing. We have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars, and thousands of Christian T-Shirts to churches, boys and girls’ ranches, nonprofit ministries, women’s shelters, disaster relief groups and other charities nationwide.
In 2007, Kerusso partnered with Compassion International to launch the “Live For Him” project. To date, Kerusso has donated over $350,000 to Compassion through the sale of Live For Him products, including popular Live For Him Red Wristbands.