About Cru


  • Cru started as “Campus Crusade for Christ” in 1951 by Bill & Vonette Bright on the campus of UCLA.

  • Today, Cru has a ministry presence in 191 countries.

  • Lake Hart is the Global Headquarters in Orlando, FL.

Cru is a community passionate about connecting people to Jesus Christ. Our purpose is helping to fulfill the Great Commission in the power of the Holy Spirit by winning people to faith in Jesus Christ, building them in their faith and sending them to win and build others.

The Great Commission

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20


Win, build, and send Christ-centered multiplying disciples who launch spiritual movements


Movements everywhere so that everyone knows someone who truly follows Jesus


Faith, Growth, and Fruitfulness


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. A few of the Cru ministries:

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