Engineers with a Mission began in the hearts of five engineering students and one professor at Baylor University in the Fall of 2003. As they began to learn about appropriate technology, they were struck with the powerful possibilities it had on the mission field. The students, all sophomores in the engineering program, did not want to wait until graduation before starting to pursue the vision God had given them. With the hope of joining an existing organization, they researched the opportunities already in operation, but nothing fit. There was not an organization that involved all the engineering disciplines, engineering students, and had a Christian, missional emphasis in their holistic work. The students and their professor, therefore, decided to start their own. Engineers with a Mission was born as a Baylor student organization November 1, 2004. There it flourished.
Since then, Engineers with a Mission has kept evolving as experience has been gained and mistakes have been made. While the vision from the start was to have an international engineering missions organization, this was delayed by the founders being engineering students, graduating, and going through the natural transitions of life. Finally in February 2009, Global Appropriate Technology Ministries, a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, was founded. Engineers with a Mission continues as part of this organization that we plan to grow overtime into an international appropriate technology education and resource center and sending agency.