ReachAcross is dedicated to a vision to see Muslims become devoted followers of Jesus Christ through self-sustaining and reproducing fellowships. And we seek to realize this vision through our mission to:
1. Share the Gospel with Muslims
2. Serve them in practical ways
3. Disciple them to follow Jesus
Before there was ReachAcross there was Dr. Lionel Gurney. Gurney was a medical doctor trying to follow God’s call on his life in the late 1940s, just after WWII.
A friend challenged Gurney to consider going to the Afar tribe in Ethiopia, and relishing a challenge, he went.
The step out his door to Ethiopia would lead the doctor to realize that very few Christians went to live and witness amongst Muslims.
“They’re too difficult!” people would tell him.
However, after spending time in East Africa and the Middle East, Dr. Gurney knew God’s call for him was to the Muslim people.
In 1952, Dr. Gurney helped form a small team that would later flourish to become ReachAcross. Since its formation, ReachAcross has continued to cultivate a passion for loving Muslims for Jesus’ sake wherever they may be found, from the far reaches of North Africa and the Middle East, to our own backyards in the West.