Michael Hart was born in the Netherlands and moved to the Caribbean island of Curacao when he was 3 years old. He did his last year of high school in the United States and went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Finance at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1990, while at university, he became a disciple, an event that radically changed his life. He went into the full-time ministry when he left university and has been on mission teams to different Caribbean islands, such as the Bahamas and Curacao.
Maria Hart was born in the Dominican Republic in 1970 and became a disciple at the tender age of 16. She, too, went to the United States for her last year of high school and earned a Bachelor of Arts in French at the University of Miami. In 1994, after spending summers as an intern for the church, she moved to the Dominican Republic on a mission team and also entered the full-time ministry.
In 1995, these two people who are passionate for soul-winning and church-planting met and shortly afterwards, Maria moved to Curacao. In 1997 they were married and went on to plant and help with many churches in the Caribbean. They also had two lovely children, Dylan and Kyara. In 2002 they came out of the paid ministry but still led the Curacao church while working full-time, until they moved to London in 2012 to be with the sold-out disciples. Here, they have dedicated themselves to shepherding the church and its leaders in dynamic and life-changing ways and have also helped take care of the disciples in Amsterdam.