History of Cru Singapore

  • 1951 - 1980
  • 1981 - 1990
  • 1991 - 2000
  • 2001 - 2010
  • 2011 - 2022

The Early Years


With the vision of reaching tomorrow's leaders on today's college campuses. Bill and Vonnette Bright founded Campus Crusade for Christ International (CCCI) on the UCLA campus.


Bailey and Elizabeth Marks, Kent and Diane Hutcheson (US CCC staff) set up CCC's Asia headquarters in Singapore.


Raised our first Singaporean staff, Nedunghat and Sally Sankaran.


Singapore Campus Crusade for Christ was officially registered. Campus ministry began with 6 graduates from the University of Singapore. The Sankarans started the Housing Estate Ministry. Reached 50,000 homes in 25 housing estates with the gospel by 1980.


Work among Polytechnic students, nurses and medical undergraduates began.

Master illusionist, André Kole, presented the claims of Christ to a packed audience in Singapore National Theatre.


Ministry expanded to military men and high schools. Chinese Ministry in Nanyang University started.


Nation-wide "I Found It" campaign Partnering 200 churches, and with 10 different types of media, the gospel reached 71,841 persons. 36% indicated decisions for Christ, and more than 5000 enrolled in follow-up classes.


Operation Andrew mobilised 16,090 'Andrews' and 65,284 people were brought to Billy Graham Rallies. First 6 missionaries to Baguio, Philippines.


Ministry began among working adults and professionals.

The Singapore Dream


More than 220,000 Singaporeans watched the JESUS film at Cathay Cinema.


Formed with the vision to provide resources that impact lives, the Mass Media Ministry now produces and distributes books to 20 countries.


The Homemakers Ministry began. EXPLO 85, a worldwide evangelism and discipleship training conference. Linked local participants gathered at World Trade Centre (presently Harbourfront) via satellite. - More than 1,400 Singapore delegates - 1,165 persons heard the gospel - 169 decisions for Christ Josh McDowell spoke to more than 34,000 people during his That's JOSH! Tour in Singapore.


The Children's Ministry began. Within 2 years, 1,000 children heard the gospel through The Greatest Promise booklet.


350 Singapore delegates participated in Manila 90, a concerted international effort to reach Metro-Manila.

Realising the Vision


Music ministry Forerunner started


East Asia School of Theology was officially registered in Singapore to equip Christian leaders to impact East Asia for Christ.

Josh McDowell spoke to parents and young people about sexual purity in his Why Wait? seminars at Kallang Indoor Stadium.


Youth leaders, youths and parents learnt how to break free from dangerous habits, thoughts and entanglements through The Bondage Breaker Conference.


Launch of STINT (Short-term Internship): a one-year missions exposure programme.


Love Japan 2000 project - 500 Singaporeans mobilsed - 252,000 tracts, 97,400 JESUS audio tapes, 4,200 JESUS video tapes distributed.


The Macedonian Project, a short-term missions project to the 10/40 window.

Breaking New Ground


Wide Angle Productions (WAP) was formed to engage today's youths through the use of multimedia.


Launch of RevUp, a concerted effort to mobilise student disciples for worldwide missions.

In response to the worldwide SARS epidemic, a blood donation drive was organised.


RevUp overseas projects took off! Sent 179 participants


After The Sea Calms booklets were produced to offer hope to those affected by the Indian Ocean tsunami catastrophe.


Beneath That Smile magazines were produced and distributed to dispel myths about Christ in The Da Vinci Code movie.


Launch of EveryStudent.com website. A record of 126 decisions for Christ in 6 months.


Launched the Naked I campaign to engage students on the issue of sex and sexuality. Campaign magazines were distributed, along with various outreach events on the tertiary campuses.

Disaster relief teams were sent to Sichuan, China and Myanmar to aid in relief efforts.


In the spirit of the Singapore Youth Olympic Games (SYOG), Edge Games - a sports event for tertiary students was organised.

A New Chapter


Launch of The Good Deeds Project. Partnered with Food from the Heart and our donors to give monthly food goodie bags to 50 needy families from two primary schools. Increased to 100 families from three schools in 2012.


40 years of blessing the nations! Underwent name change to Cru Singapore.

Athletes In Action was started to assist sports-minded people integrate sports, life and faith.


Moved to new office at 18 Verdun Road. For the first time, our field ministries, Media Ministry and Ops Hub are housed under one roof.


FamilyLife® Singapore chapter was launched. Official partnership with GAiN, Cru®'s humanitarian arm, was also established.

Campus ministry mobilised 48 hours of intercession for schools and campuses.


The Significant Man (now known as Man of Impact) life coaching programme was launched.


#OurFathers was our first nationwide digital outreach campaign held in conjunction with Fathers' Day.

We were humbled to also receive our first Charity Transparency Award.


Launched LiveSg, a three-year initiative to help people L.I.V.E significantly.


Ground-up initiatives such as REDproject (Reaching Everyone Digitally) were birthed during the height of lockdown.

ThriveSg (the counselling arm of Cru Singapore) was started.


Partnered with BibleProject to organise UNVEIL: Demystify conference to help youths understand and experience the Bible in fresh, new ways.


50 years of making disciples everywhere!

#READY (Reaching Everyone Around You) was launched in January 2022 to empower Christians, especially millennials to share Christ.

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