Nate Bramsen was born and raised in Senegal, West Africa. At the age of 16, he decided to invest his life into serving the hurting, abused, neglected, and abandoned children of this world for both the sake of time and eternity. Mark 10:15-16 became life verses for him where it is recorded, "Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it. And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them." His prayer is that his life be "the lap of Jesus" for children...a place they find comfort, care, and ultimately, the love of Jesus.
With an Bachelor degree from North Greenville University (South Carolina) in Business and Broadcasting coupled with a Masters in Community Development from Kansas State University, he headed to the Middle East to begin pioneer work among this demographic of children.
In December of 2006, he founded ROCK International, a non-profit organization seeking to be the "lap of Jesus" (as demonstrated in Mark 9:36-37) for children trapped in situations of crisis. He now oversees various international development projects, youth discipleship, and carries out a global itinerant ministry. Today, ROCK operates youth programs in various nations across the world. In January of 2018, he married Priyanka Mathews (now Bramsen) of Houston, Texas and together, their heart is to see this generation become unconditional followers of Jesus Christ and to see unreached souls accessed with the Gospel.
In December of 2017, his first book was published by Emmaus International entitled, "What If Jesus Meant What He Said?"
Ultimately, he has but one passion, one goal, one prize: Jesus Christ.