The Christian and Missionary Alliance is an Evangelical Christian denomination.
Formed as a missions society in the 1880’s, The Alliance evolved into a world missions movement in the early 20th century and became an evangelical missions and church-planting denomination in 1974.
While pastoring a Presbyterian congregation in New York City in 1881, C&MA founder, Dr. A.B. Simpson, witnessed the physical and spiritual plight of the city’s homeless, downtrodden, and of its disenfranchised immigrant populations. This daily exposure moved Simpson to devote his life and ministry to taking the gospel to the whole world.
Today, there are more than 2,000 Alliance churches in the United States, and approximately 18,000 fellowships in 81 countries around the world, where nearly 5 million Christians call themselves “Alliance,” united by an unquenchable passion to provide access to the gospel where no access yet exists.