By the grace of God, the Chinese Christian and Missionary Church (CCMC) was founded by Rev. Barnabas Cheung in Arlington, Virginia in 1976. The first CCMC service was conducted in September 1976 at the Arlington Memorial Church (AMC) (a leased facility). In 1990, the church purchased a property at the corner of Westmoreland Street and Williamsburg Boulevard in Arlington, Virginia, and, since July 1991, CCMC has based its ministry operations at this location.
Although CCMC has served the greater Washington, D.C. area since 1976, its origin dates back to 1958. That was the year when Rev. and Mrs. Cheung arrived in Vientiane (the capital) to begin missionary work in Laos, which would continue for 17 years until their family's departure in 1975. During that 17-year period, God blessed Rev. and Mrs. Cheung with a growing ministry that culminated in the establishment of a church building along the main thoroughfare in Vientiane. Today, as a testimony to God's power and mercy, the church still stands and continues to serve as the headquarters for the Laos Evangelical Church. Rev. Cheung has provided a detailed account of his activities during this period in his Chinese-language book entitled "Cry! My Beloved Southern Border!" which is available on this website under the "Publication" page.