1951-1980

The Early Years

 

1951
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.

1969
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.

1972
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.

1973
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.

1975
Ministry expanded to military men and high schools. Chinese Ministry in Nanyang University started.

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

1976-1977
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.

1978
Operation Andrew mobilised 16,090 'Andrews' and 65,284 people were brought to Billy Graham Rallies.

First 6 missionaries to Baguio, Philippines.

1979
Ministry began among working adults and professionals.

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