Started in 1987, Kerusso, the leading Christian apparel company, designs and creates Christian T-shirts, jewelry, and gifts that are being used by millions of Christians to start conversations about Jesus. The mission of Kerusso is simple - Proclaiming the Good News to the world through products about Jesus. When you consider that the average Christian T-shirt is read more than 3,000 times the evangelistic opportunity is amazing. Download our app today to start shopping, get updates, receive special promotions, and to start changing the world with what you wear.
Today the Kerusso campus occupies 10 acres, which is home to over 65,000 square feet of manufacturing and office space. Kerusso is one of the top employers in Berryville, Arkansas, providing jobs to more than 150 “Team Kerusso” members. Our goal is to be a light in our community.
With products distributed in more than 100 countries, Kerusso is the leading producer of Christian Clothing, and has also been chosen by authors, artists and filmmakers to produce licensed products. Kerusso has produced Christian Apparel and Gifts for movies such as War Room, Left Behind, Moms’ Night Out, Courageous, Fireproof, Soul Surfer, and more.
Kerusso’s President and CEO, Vic Kennett, founded the company in 1987. Starting with a $1000 family loan and three Christian T-Shirt designs, Kerusso was born in a spare room of the Kennett house. Vic placed an ad in Campus Life magazine and began a mail-order business. While still working full-time as a carpenter, he would check the mail for orders during his lunch breaks. 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 that selling Wholesale Christian T-Shirts might be a better route, and took two days off of work to visit Christian Retail Stores in the area near 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 your faith doesn’t change! Vic says, “Message is number one, and if you can mesh that with current trends you have an impactful combination that will capture people’s attention and hopefully change a life!”
Year after year, Kerusso is recognized by retailers as the #1 supplier of Christian T-Shirts. But beyond that great honor, an even greater honor is hearing the stories of our T-Shirt Evangelists - stories about sharing faith and bringing people to Christ because of a conversation sparked by the message that was seen or read on a Kerusso Christian T-Shirt. To God be the glory!
Kerusso has reached the world with over 15 MILLION t-shirts and caps so Kerusso apparel wearers have preached the gospel more than 1.5 BILLION times! Now that’s world changing potential – Praise God!