Don & Katie Fortune have traveled the world teaching Christians about
their motivational gifts based on Roman 12:6-8.
They are the authors of "Discover Your God-Given Gifts", "Discover Your
Children's Gifts", and "Discover Your Spouse's Gifts".


  • Raised in a Methodist family.
  • Accepted Jesus Christ as Savior at age 10.
  • Graduated with a BA in journalism, University of Washington, 1955.
  • Two years of graduate study at Boston University School of Theology.
  • Director of Christian Education, Sand Point Methodist Church, 1957- 63 (7 years).
  • Baptized in the Holy Spirit, 1960.
  • Writer of Junior High Sunday School Curriculum for:
  • David C. Cook Publishing Co. (3 years).
  • Union Gospel Press (3 years).
  • Founder/Editor of Aglow Magazine and Publishing (8 years).
  • Producer of the Aglow television series, Women Aglow (3 years).
  • International Vice- president, Women's Aglow Fellowship (11 years).

Author of:

  • Receive All God Has to Give (Aglow, over 3 million copies in print in 30 languages)
  • How to Avoid the Pitfalls of the Passive Mind (Aglow)
  • Guidance Guidelines (Aglow)
  • Aglow Advanced Leadership Training materials, Discover Your Motivational Gifts


  • Raised in a Baptist family.
  • Received Jesus Christ as Savior at age 12.
  • Served in the U.S. Marine Corps (6 years).
  • Letter carrier with the U.S. Post Office (30 years).
  • Baptized in the Holy Spirit, 1968.
  • Leader of interdenominational charismatic meetings (3 years).
  • Youth group leader/counselor (3 years).
  • Christian Service Brigade leader (3 years).
  • Home meeting leader (25 years).
  • Retired from U.S. Postal Service, March 1982.
  • Refired (same date) for full-time Christian service.
  • Elder, Cornerstone Community Church (17 years).
  • On staff of Cornerstone Community Church (17 years).
  • Head of Missions, Cornerstone Community Church (15 years).

Don & Katie:

  • We have worked together in leadership and teaching in churches and para-church organization for 40 years.
  • We have worked together and individually in prayer ministry and counseling and established the interdenominational Prayer Counseling Ministry Teaching Series.
  • During the last 28 years we have developed and taught the seminar, Discover Your God-Given Gifts, around the United States and in 37 nations of the world.
  • During the last 14 years we have developed and taught the seminar, Discover Your Children's Gifts. Recently we've developed the seminar, Discover Your Spouse's Gifts.
  • During the last 25 years we have developed and taught the seminar, Be Free, on spiritual warfare and deliverance.
  • During the last 23 years we have developed and taught the seminar, Let Jesus Be the Counselor (as you work in partnership with Him), on prayer counseling.
  • During the last 9 years we have developed and taught seminars on Flowing in the Gifts of the Holy Spirit (based on I Corinthians 12:7- 10) and Ministry Gifts (based on Ephesians 4:11).
  • We have taught in churches, Bible schools, Christian schools, Bible study groups, prayer groups, conferences, retreats, pastor's groups, Aglow, FGBMFI, YWAM, U.S. Base Chapels, and other groups around the world including: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, England, the Feroe Islands, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, the Philippines, Poland, Russia, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Swaziland, Switzerland and most of the United States.
  • We are the authors of three books published by Chosen Books (owned by Revell/Baker).
  • Discover Your God- Given Gifts (published in September of 1987)
  • Discover Your Children's Gifts (published in November of 1989)
  • Discover Your Spouse's Gifts (published in January 1996)

Family Information:

  • We have been married since 1962.
  • We have three children and one grandchild:
  • Linda Simms has her own landscaping business, and one son, Jon.
  • David Fortune is a graduate of Seattle Pacific University in Biblical Studies and has a master's degree in Theology from Yale University. He is currently working in Boulder, Colorado in an executive position.
  • Dan Fortune is a graduate of Northwest College in Missions. He has been a missionary in the Philippines for a year and is currently a full-time missionary/director with Alternative Missions in Honduras on the island of Roatan in the remote community of Helene.

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