HISTORY Timeline

In October, 1971, a group of Christian officers began to pray as to how they could effectively share Christ with lost officers around them. As a result of those prayers, the Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers (FCPO) was born.

1971 - Two Los Angeles Police officers attend a Bible Seminar in Long Beach, California, unbeknownst to each other, and recognize each other along with a number of other LAPD officers. They begin meeting regularly to read and study the Bible.

1972 - The group begins to call themselves "The Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers".

1974 - The Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers is officially incorporated.

1975 - Major FCPO conferences are held and new chapters are developed across the U.S.

1978 - FCPO regional conferences begin.

1979 - FCPO has 1,009 members and 989 associate members.

1983 - FCPO reaches its goal of 100 chapters.

1988 - The FCPO-USA National Office moves from Los Angeles, CA to Chattanooga, TN.

1992 - FCPO-USA hires its first full-time staff member, C. Grant Wolf, as Executive Director.

2000 - First international mission trip.

2001 - First FCPO fundraising golf tournament is held, becoming an annual event.

2004 - FCPO-USA website launched.

2005 - FCPO-USA and FCPO-Canada unite to provide $150,000 to Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts.

2010 - The book, "Onward and Upward: A History of the Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers" , is written.

2014 - FCPO has now chartered 236 chapters across the U.S.

2015 - A new responsive website is launched to better serve FCPO-USA members and supporters.

2017 - FCPO-USA launches Operation: In the Word, a ministry project designed to get law enforcement officers in God's Word on a daily basis.

Onward & Upward: A History of the Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers

Published in 2011, Onward & Upward: A History of the Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers by Stephen Martini offers a complete, in-depth look at the history of FCPO, from its origins in the 1970s through its ministry efforts in the 21st century. Click here to learn more