SOON Movement Global




(Formerly named KCCC)

  • 1971

    “Nazareth Brothers” who are the alumni of Korea Campus Crusade for Christ (Hereafter KCCC) in the US. launched with the name “Crusade for Christ” in Los Angeles which became the groundwork for the KCCC ministry in the US.
  • 1981

    Soon Young Kang, the first full-time staff who was sent by Korea CCC launched the KCCC ministry in Los Angeles officially, and he became the director of Los Angles. Under his leadership, the layman ministries were expanded fruitfully such as a family ministry.
  • 1982

    Yong Won Kang who was soon won by Dr. Joon Gon Kim launched the KCCC ministry in New York. He immigrated to the US in 1971 and had been working at the CBS News Company for 10 years. To the calling by Dr. Joon Gon Kim, he joined the KCCC ministry in the US as a full-time staff immediately. Under his leadership, the campus ministry expanded rapidly. The vision conference that brought the spiritual revival to campuses expanded up to 3,000 in the 1980s. Later, he became the national director of KCCC in the US until 2008.
  • 1992

    Hak Soo Kang, a full-time staff who was sent by Korea CCC launched the Chicago ministry.
  • 1996

    Dong Whan Kim, a full-time staff member who was sent by Korea CCC became the new director of Los Angeles. He became the new national director of KCCC in the US in 2008, and he was asked for voluntary resignation in 2017.
  • 1997

    GCTC (Great Commission Training Center), the new staff training program launched. The program is an intense one-year training course designed to equip and train those individuals who receive God's clear calling to serve as full-time missionaries with KCCC. With the first GCTC class comprised of just twelve graduates, the steadfastness in the number of new trainees has produced a total of 200+ full-time staff members since then, all having undergone this vigorous spiritual training. Since then, the campus ministry expanded to 50 campuses in 10 major cities (Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Barbara, San Francisco, San Jose, Chicago, Champaign-Urbana, Atlanta, New York, and Boston) in the US in the year 2011.
    KCCC sent 35 students on Summer Mission. KCCC Summer Missions expanded to send out around 400 students nationwide to over 10 different countries in 2005. Summer Missions is a program facilitated by the ministry with the goal of sending students overseas to evangelize within the "10/40 Window," the least evangelized nations in the world. Those who are sent out as short-term missionaries giving the opportunity to develop loving relationships with the people on the 10/40 Window. By sharing the name of Jesus with people of all nations, KCCC seeks to share God's good news and unconditional love to fulfill the Great Commission.
    Initiated in 1997, Gethsemane Prayer Night began as a prayer movement to fuel the KCCC ministry's vision, faith, and growth. Since then, it has escalated into a powerful weekly gathering of passionate college students who come to experience heartfelt praise and worship, fervent prayer, stirring campus presentations, and meaningful messages. Named after Jesus' encounter at the Garden of Gethsemane, these prayer meetings are punctuated by students' loud cries for personal, family, church, campus, nation, and world revival.
  • 2001

    KCCC started to send STINT missionaries. STINT or Short Term International (now known as International Internship) is a program for students who want to commit themselves to one or two year-long overseas missions. The main goal of the STINT is to help strengthen and build solid Christian leadership within the growing Christian nations such as East Asia, Japan, and Asia Minor.
  • 2017

    KCCC integrated into Cru under the US Campus Ministry and changed its name to SOON Movement.
  • 2019

    SOON Movement became independent from Cru under US Campus Ministry and changed its name to SOON Movement Global. SOON Movement Global became a member of CCC International to focus on reaching out to more multiethnic students strategically. And David Yoon Tae Oh became the new president of SOON Movement Global.


(Formerly named Campus Crusade for Christ)

  • 1951

    Bill and Vonette Bright founded Campus Crusade for Christ at the University of California in Los Angeles with the vision from God to spend their entire life sharing the Gospel with the whole world. What began with college students has since grown into one of the largest international Christian ministries in the world, reaching beyond students to serve inner cities, the military, athletes, political and business leaders, the entertainment industry, and families.
  • 1958

    Dr. Joon Gon Kim founded Korea CCC, and it became the first international CCC. Over the next 60 years, South Korea moved from a missionary-receiving nation to one that sends them, with more than 400 staff members and disciples serving in 38 other countries around the world today.
  • 1965

    Dr. Bill Bright published the booklet named Four Spiritual Laws, a simplified Gospel presentation that will eventually be translated into thousands of languages and shared by more than 7 billion people.
  • 1974

    EXPLO ’74, a week-long and largest conference in history held in Seoul, Korea. It drew more than 300,000 delegates. Officials estimate that more than 1.5 million attended the final convocation. More than 1.2 million Koreans indicate their desire to find God by receiving Christ as their Savior and Lord. Since then, the Christian population in Korea increased by more than 25% of the total population of Korea.
  • 1979

    Jesus Film ministry launched. The movie on the life of Jesus premieres in 2,000 theaters and became the most translated (more than 1800 languages) film in history. Sponsored by Campus Crusade for Christ, the film has been shown by thousands of cooperating organizations to more than billions of people.
  • 2003

    Fifty-two years after founding the world's largest Christian ministry, Bill Bright passed away at age 81.
  • 2011

    Campus Crusade for Christ changes the name to Cru in the US.
  • Present

    Cru has a ministry presence in 191 countries, which represents 99.6 percent of the world's population.
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