India Campus Crusade for Christ (ICCC) is an interdenominational Christian movement involved in helping to fulfil the Great Commission of our Lord Jesus Christ in this generation. Dr Thomas Abraham and his wife Molly initiated the Campus Crusade for Christ ministry in India in 1968. The initial operations began in Cochin (Kochi), Kerala. Thomas was an active leader among the youth of the Communist party. Recollecting his adherence to the party, he said once: “I wanted to change the world for the better, and I thought Marxism was the ideal way.”
However, later Thomas had an encounter with Jesus Christ and surrendered his life to Christ. “I realized that the ‘revolution of love’ as demonstrated by Jesus would have a greater impact on the world than ‘revolution by blood,’ as propounded in communism,” he commented later.
After some time, Thomas and Molly migrated to the US, and there the couple met Dr Bill Bright, the founder of Campus Crusade for Christ. Bill Bright challenged them to start the ‘revolution of love’ on the campuses of India. Having been captivated by the vision, they came back to India in 1968. They started the ministry in Kochi, Kerala, aiming at the campuses of the fast-growing city.
As a movement, ICCC prioritizes these primary goals: to win others to Christ, build them in the faith, train them to be His disciples, and send them to help proclaim the good news to everyone, everywhere.
ICCC has its presence across the country, with over 500 full-time staff members and over 1000 volunteers.
India Campus Crusade for Christ is registered under the Karnataka Societies Registration Act, 1960.