Luke 4:18 is a ministry which is being used by God to train, equip and activate His ecclesia, a body which moves in authority and power. Our goal is to see individuals who have a mind set that they are called to do the greater works that Jesus spoke about, who believe healing and deliverance was a key to the evangelistic success of Jesus and the apostles. These gifts are apart of that strategy today.

This charge is taken directly from Jesus’ own mission statement:

…to proclaim good news to the poor,
freedom for the prisoners,
recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free,
and to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.

Since 1999, Luke 4:18 Ministries has been dedicated to helping the body of Christ in Austin, Texas live out Jesus’ commitment to heal, restore and transform.

While working with Austin’s Church Under the Bridge, Barbara Bucklin developed a passion to see Jesus’ followers united in serving the poor. She began to model this, by leading a prayer and healing ministry in her home, offering housing to women in crisis and providing leadership to city-wide initiatives.

Over time, these efforts became Vision Luke 4:18 Ministries.

Today, Barb opens her home to those in need of prayer, counseling and deliverance. She provides wisdom and leadership to a variety of citywide initiatives and international organizations.

She is driven by the vision that one day all of Austin will experience the joy of Jesus Christ.


More about Luke 4:18 Ministries

Meet our founder, Barbara Bucklin

Learn about our Core Values

Read our Statement of Faith