The company that started in a spare room of Vic Kennett's Arkansas home has become the industry leader in Christian-themed apparel—with Kennett as CEO. But the story of Kerusso, Inc.—named from the Greek word meaning "to preach"— begins years before, in 1987, when Kennett pulled his first messaged t-shirt off the screen press.
"I was 12 years old and working two jobs," Kennett recalls. "In my uncle's motel and at the Passion Play as an actor."
Kerusso story continues to unfold with more than 14 million Christian message T-shirts sold and thousands of lives affected. Kennett routinely hears from customers who have life-changing encounters, often with total strangers, because of conversations started by the message on their t-shirt. Kennett and Kerusso continue to fulfill the mission that has guided them since they began over 25 years ago: "Proclaiming the Good News to the world, through products about Jesus."