how we started
It began with the sudden destruction of the Church in Iran when it was outlawed by the Ayatollahs. But within a few short years, the rapid growth of discipling numerous Iranian Muslims to Christ grew the house-church network to over 829 churches filled with radical disciples of Jesus. Through the trials and tribulations of being hunted by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, they discovered the power of disciple-making and the courage to persevere in the face of crushing persecution. No longer were they mere converts, but disciple-makers. The movement quickly spread into Afghanistan where in 2021 God used the leaders there to plant over 400 churches and rescue over 3,000 people all under the nose of the Taliban.
Who we are
GCM is a disciple-making nonprofit organization that makes disciples in the darkest places and beyond, by using access ministry strategies that help meet needs and build relationships with the lost, loving the lost to salvation in Christ, coaching current believers through our disciple-making process which leads to launching church gatherings, and planting churches that create movement. We don’t just raise money for or tell stories about the underground church…we are the underground church in Iran, the fastest growing church in the world, Afghanistan being second, and has spread to 23 other countries worldwide. Using the wisdom that has been gathered while operating within persecution, we help coach and strengthen the church in the west to have the ability to stand alone, hear and know God’s voice, be highly obedient to Christ, and multiply, so that disciples are made in every nation and the lost are baptized in His name.
We believe the Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, are inspired by God and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct. (2 Timothy 3:15-17, 1 Peter 1:21)
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent who has revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4, Luke 3:22)
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father where He intercedes for us, in His present rule as Head of the Church, and in His personal return in power and glory. (Matthew 1:23, Luke 1:31)