Cru Overview


1951, by Bill (1921 – 2003) and Vonette Bright on the UCLA campus, under the name of Campus Crusade for Christ

Steve Sellers

Orlando, Florida


Cru is an interdenominational Christian evangelism and discipleship ministry committed to giving people everywhere the opportunity to know and experience God's love and plan for their lives.

Cru offers spiritual guidance, resources and programs tailored for people from all cultures in every walk of life through many diverse outreaches, including:

  • Some 2,300 campus ministries engaging more than 101,000 students and faculty in ministry on U.S. college campuses.

  • Cru’s city ministry serving in more than 50 cities and partners with over 2,000 churches and organizations in mobilizing Christ followers to share God's love throughout the city.

  • Marriage and family outreaches to 18 million people annually through media, conferences and locally hosted events.

  • Athletic ministry with outreaches in 64 countries, 225 college campuses and 46 professional sports teams in the U.S., along with sports media that touches the lives of an estimated 100 million people annually.

  • Ministry to military installations and communities in 50 states as well as deployed units (ships, flight lines and foxholes).

  • The JESUS film has been shown in more than 1,790 languages and in every nation in the world. To date, Jesus Film Project is responsible for more than 7.7 billion exposures to the gospel and more than 530 million total estimated decisions for Christ.

For a complete list of Cru's ministries, visit