How EHC started
A Young Visionary Pastor
EHC was founded in 1946 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, by Jack McAlister, a young visionary pastor of only 22 years of age.
God ignited in him a passion for souls and he determined to communicate the message of the Gospel to every person possible, everywhere possible.
Jack started a radio ministry and called it “Tract Club of the Air”. With passion and conviction he rallied his listeners to join him in providing gospel literature to believers in Canada and to Christian workers overseas. He was convinced that the printed page could bring transformation in every society and that it was the surest way to give people a reasonable opportunity to know who Jesus is. He also believed that the primary messengers should be indigenous Christians. These convictions led to a pivotal strategy.
A Strategy To Reach Every Home On Earth
A methodology called “The Every Home Strategy” was born. Its purpose was simple: go to every village, city and nation and deliver a printed gospel message to every home. The messengers able to speak the language and relate naturally to their own culture would tell the Good News to everyone willing to listen.
Known for many years as World Literature Crusade (WLC), EHC has grown exponentially over more than six decades. Today, thousands of indigenous Christian workers are presenting Christ to every home, every day.
Millions Enlisted to Pray
Over the decades of its history EHC has led every home campaigns in 216 nations and followed up over 124 million responses. A key factor contributing to its growing impact is a strong prayer mobilization initiative that has enlisted millions of hours of prayer for the lost in every corner of the world.
Every Home Strategy Starts in Japan
In 1953, Jack McAlister and a fellow visionary were handing out printed gospel messages in a Tokyo train station, but for every person they reached, 10 people slipped by them.
That night, they prayed over maps of Tokyo and Japan asking, “How can we reach everybody and have a measurable sense of what has been accomplished?”
The vision was given to them: take the Gospel to every home. Take a map and divide the city of Tokyo in a strategic way. Find people willing to go into every prefecture, to every home.
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Every Home for Christ Ministry First Sixty Years