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