History of the BCC

The Bible Correspondence Course (BCC) began in 1962 found for the purpose of providing not only Turkish bibles but also to provide study materials for those who wished to learn more about Christ. Except for the Bible Society the BCC is the longest running evangelical ministry in Turkey. The BCC began as a small and covert operation. However, the 1980s brought a new level of openness. Local magazines and newspapers began to accept small BCC announcements. The advertisements were based around a simple question , “Have you ever read the Incil (New Testament)?” Explosive growth started soon after. In 1991, church planting teams and tiny local fellowships were brought on board for follow-up and course grading, so that the BCC became the key tool in church planting around the country. In 2005 we started advertising on the internet. Our websites have resulted in highest number of new students since the beginning of the BCC.

50 years ago, no one could have imagined that the BCC would become an important part of the planning and development of the local churches in Turkey, but that is exactly what God has done. Several years ago a survey estimated that 55% of all Muslim background believers in Turkey charted their spiritual pilgrimage through the BCC. The Lord has blessed the BCC and it has grown from its small group of foreigners into a dynamic locally lead team. And in 2015 we moved into a new office building that both increased our capacity and enhanced our security. The Lord has put this ministry on the hearts of people around the world and the BCC continues to grow and have a major impact in Turkey.