WEC International

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WEC International
Founded 1913
Founder C. T. Studd
Type Evangelical Missions Agency
Focus where there is no church
  • International HQ in Singapore
Origins Belgian Congo
Area served
over 80 countries
Method prayer
over 1,800
Owner God
Slogan reaching people - planting churches
Website WEC's international site.

WEC International is a mission agency which focuses on church planting, and emphasises the importance of shared life in a local church as a vital expression of Christian life. WEC prioritises the planting of churches among indigenous people groups and unreached people groups, who have little or no access to the gospel of Jesus Christ.


WEC was founded in 1913 by Charles Studd (CT), the cricketer. The organization began as the Heart of Africa mission, changing its name to Worldwide Evangelisation Crusade.[1] Later, recognising some misunderstandings with using the word "crusade", the mission was renamed as Worldwide Evangelisation for Christ (WEC International).

WEC today[edit]

WEC International is a Christian mission agency committed to seeing Jesus Christ known, loved and worshipped among the peoples who have yet to hear the gospel. Most of these 'remaining unreached peoples' are also the world's poorest and sometimes the most marginalized. WEC's aim is to redress this imbalance – serving the last, first.

WEC International has over 1,800 active workers from over 50 nations working in multi-cultural teams in over 80 nations. WEC's international headquarters are now in Singapore, and the current International Directors are Louis and Susan Sutton.


WEC only knows two 'strategies': love God, and love your neighbour. WEC workers cross cultures as servants, as learners, as friends. They receive much from the people among whom they serve. They seek to demonstrate, in deed and word, the Love of God and present an invitation to follow Christ and know His transforming power within their lives.

WEC International believes that God can provide for their needs without standard fundraising, and that He is able to tell his servants to give the needed money. Hence, their policy is to ask only God, and not people, to supply their needs.

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