Celebrating 50 Years of Research - Center for the Study of Global Christianity

Celebrating 50 Years of Research

Celebrating 50 Years of Global Christian Research

In 2015, the Center celebrated 50 years of research, analysis, and dissemination, staring with the work of Anglican missionary David B. Barrett (1927–2011) in Nairobi, Kenya. In March, the Center brought together current and former researchers, supporters, and advocates for global Christianity and mission for an evening of fellowship, reflection, and celebration at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. President Dennis Hollinger gave warm greetings before Dr. Johnson and Dr. Zurlo traveled through the Center’s history, highlighting the impact of our work in not only providing valuable data, but serving as a resource for training cross-cultural workers who now serve all over the world.

To mark the event, the Center compiled a booklet highlighting our history, personnel, and activities, including a timeline of major events from 1953-2020.

Reflecting on 50 years of research, analysis, and dissemination, 1965–2015 Former GCTS President Dennis Hollinger (center) and Academic Dean Rick Lints (right) with Dick Ostling, former TIME reporter (left)