We began in the USA in 1930 with a group of Christian businessmen. With the Great Depression in its second year, these men saw a need for a spiritual revival in the Chicago area. Similar groups were started in San Francisco, Seattle, and several other large cities. These groups linked together and formally established CBMC in 1937.
In 1938, the first CBMC International Conference was held in Chicago, seeking to bring men and women from around the world into closer fellowship and mutual commitment. CBMC International became a separate organization, with a separate board, in 1987.
In the mid 1970s Operation Timothy a tool for discipling, one-on-one, was developed. The hope and desire is that these discipled men and women will become effective CBMC team members capable of discipling others. As the years passed, the work of CBMC spread throughout the world.
Today, with ministry teams located in over 100 countries, throughout all six continents, CBMC International is uniquely positioned to influence business and professional leaders for Christ who can then influence others. CBMC International remains a movement of God transforming people through Christ to accomplish His will in the marketplace through prayer, evangelism, discipleship, and leadership development.