In 1986, the Spurgeon Foundation Campus Ministries (SFCM) was founded at Clemson University in South Carolina as a student organization, a campus ministry of University Baptist Church. The founder of SFCM was Pastor William J. Senn, III. Over the next 20 years the SFCM at Clemson grew to include an outreach to undergraduate and graduate students, to single and married students, to American and International students and to faculty and staff of the university. During this time period other churches in secular college towns desired to have a similar ministry.
As the organization grew several changes were needed. The most difficult of which was a name change for the organization. In 2006, the SFCM board convened to seek a new name and to properly brand this name. The result was Cross Impact Ministries (CIM). God continued to lead and grow CIM. Only a few years following the name change, the CIM board convened again to begin a search for a National Director to lead CIM.
In May of 2011, Steve Pettit, accepted the directorship of CIM. Brother Steve and his staff established mission and vision for CIM and saw many new churches begin partnering with CIM. In May of 2014, Brother Steve transitioned from CIM National Director to became the 5th President of Bob Jones University. In May of 2015, the Lord led Tyson Schrecengost to accept the position and he continues to serve as the National Director of CIM.
CIM desires to glorify God by equipping and supporting local churches world-wide in fulfilling the Great Commission by discipling college/young professional singles with the Gospel of Christ. The vision is to assist local churches in REVITALIZING their college/career singles’ ministries and then to see those ministries REACH-OUT to local campuses.