Campus Outreach was founded in 1978 at Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, Alabama. As disciples were made on the campuses over the course of the following years, the ministry grew rapidly and spread to different areas of the Southeastern USA and to several other countries. At the present time, the Campus Outreach ministry reaches thousands of students in 8 countries around the globe.

In 1999 the Campus Outreach Charlotte region and the Campus Outreach Augusta region began sending annual Cross Cultural Project (CCP) student teams to South Africa. In 2002, after much prayer and leading from God, a joint team from both regions began to form and raise support.

In November 2002, Christ Covenant Church of Charlotte North Carolina launched a long-term team to South Africa (Campus Outreach Johannesburg) consisting of 24 American staff members. COJ began ministry on three campuses in 2003: Wits University, the University of Pretoria, and Rand Afrikaans University (now the University of Johannesburg). In December of that same year COJ hosted its first summer project with 60 students. The first group of South African staff members were hired in 2007. In 2012 COJ's administrative offices were relocated to Central Baptist  Church in Pretoria as they grew in local authority and responsibility for the ministry. In 2015 South African students ventured out on their first Cross Cultural Project (CCP) to Lusaka, Zambia.

COJ continues to be under the joint leadership of Central Baptist Church in Pretoria and Christ Covenant Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. the staff team is currently a diverse mixture of South Africans and Americans (sent from CO regions in Charlotte, Augusta, Indianapolis, and Memphis). Praise be to God for his ongoing leading and blessing on the campuses of South Africa. To Him be glory!

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