Christian & Missionary Alliance

The Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA) is an evangelical Protestant denomination within Christianity.

Founded by Rev. Albert Benjamin Simpson in 1887, the Christian & Missionary Alliance did not start off as a denomination, but rather began as two distinct parachurch organizations: the Christian Alliance which focused on the pursuit and promotion of the Higher Christian life and the Evangelical Missionary Alliance, which focused on mobilizing “consecrated” Christians in the work of foreign missionary efforts. These two groups amalgamated in 1897 to form the Christian and Missionary Alliance. It was only much later during the mid-20th century that an official denomination was formed.[citation needed]

In 2006, there were 2,010 C&MA churches and approximately 417,000 members in the United States.[1][dead link] Approximately 600 of those churches were described as intercultural.[2] In Canada, there were 440 churches, 59 of which were multicultural, and had approximately 120,000 members. In the C&MA 2004 annual report estimated that outside of the U.S. and Canada, C&MA membership exceeded 3 million.[3]

The C&MA center used to be in Nyack, New York, which continues to be the home of Nyack College (formerly the Missionary Training Institute) and Alliance Theological Seminary. C&MA headquarters are now located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Dr. John Stumbo is the elected president of the C&MA in the United States, Rev. David Hearn is the elected president for the C&MA in Canada (Autonomous), Rev. Rod Russell-Brown is the president of the C&MA of Australia, Rev. Sami Dagher is the president of the C&MA in Lebanon. Rev. Arie M. Verduijn is President of the Alliance World Fellowship.

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