Our History

In 1913, Charles Thomas (CT) Studd, the England cricketer who had already served Christ in China and India, felt God calling him to pioneer a new mission. Passionate to see Africans worshiping Christ, this 53 year old man of suspect health set sail for the heart of Africa. During the journey, God told CT that his trip would not be just for Africa, but for the whole world.

God kept His word. He turned one man’s crazy adventure into a mission and a movement that has since touched millions of lives. In the past 100 years, WEC has expanded as men and women have sensed God’s call to take the gospel to the least reached, especially in the 10/40 window.

“If Jesus Christ be God and died for me, then no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for Him.”

This was CT Studd’s answer to the many who said he was too old, sick and crazy to pioneer such a mission – and it continues to be WEC’s motto.