The Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA)
A brief history
The Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA) was founded by Rev. Albert Benjamin Simpson, an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church, in 1887. He had a call from God to reach the lost masses both in New York and around the world.
Since then, thousands of people have followed God’s call to serve through The Alliance in the United States and abroad. In 1974, The Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA) officially became a denomination, but it still had at its core a heart for overseas missions. Past Alliance president Dr. L. L. King said of the C&MA that it “was not established as a mission divorced from the normal activity of a church, but a church which had within it the life and function of a mission…. The mission came first and the church grew out of a mission.”
Today, the C&MA focuses on planting churches in the United States and overseas. Alliance international workers minister among the least reached peoples planting churches and training national church leaders, providing relief and development assistance, medical and dental care, and micro-enterprise projects. More than 2,000 churches in the U.S. minister Christ’s love to their communities and cities. Learn more about the C&MA.