Founded in 1899, the Gideons serve as an “extended missionary arm of the church.” The association has over 290,000 members in 196 countries. The Gideons are ordinary Business and professional men and their wives. Their primary function is witnessing by distributing Bibles/New Testaments in the “human traffic lanes and streams of national life.” They distribute more than 86,000,000 Scriptures worldwide annually in 95 languages to hotels, motels, hospitals, nursing homes, domestic violence shelters, schools, colleges, the military, law enforcement personnel, firefighters, EMTs, prisons and jails as well as personal one-on-one witnessing.

The Gideons International
50 Century Blvd.
P.O. Box 140800
Nashville, TN 37214-0800
fax: 615-564-6000

Local address:
The Gideons International
Wayne County Camp
110 East Pearl St.
Newark, NY 14513