Great Commission church movement

Great Commission Churches


Jim McCotter


Evangelical Christian Church Association


1965 with no official name

1970 as The Blitz Movement

1983 as Great Commission International

1989 as Great Commission Association of Churches

2005 as Great Commission Churches


Columbus, Ohio


Plymouth Brethren


Herschel Martindale

John Hopler

Rick Whitney

Dave Bovenmeyer

Tom Short

Mark Darling

Brent Knox

Chris Martin

Dennis Clark

Area served



Planting and building churches


43,000 (2005)


New Testament Christianity In Action Today


The Great Commission church movement is a broad term used to describe the entities associated with an evangelical Christian movement formalized in the USA in 1970. The largest of these organizations today is Great Commission Churches (GCC). Other associated organizations include Great Commission Ministries (GCM), Great Commission Latin America (GCLA), and Great Commission Europe (GCE). The movement has grown in size and scope through its focus on church planting in the United States and abroad. Between 1978 and 1994, the movement attracted criticism for alleged authoritarian practices and a high degree of control over members (see Criticism). GCC formally acknowledged these criticisms in 1991 (see 1991 GCC Statement of Church Error). GCC is a member of the National Association of Evangelicals, and one or more organization within the movement has continuously been a part of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability since 1992.[1][2]

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