Founded in 1986 by Dois I. Rosser, International Cooperating Ministries is a 501(c)3 evangelical nonprofit located in Hampton, Virginia. Its vision is to have a healthy, reproducing church within walking distance of everyone in the world. They do this by partnering with indigenous church leaders to equip local churches with two vital resources: a permanent church building and practical discipleship for oral learners. To date, they have built over 7,000 churches in 86 countries and have translated a complete Bible survey in 43 languages. This has resulted in more than 33,000 new church plants and more than a million people discipled to reach their community for Christ.
Third Church and its members have had global impact by sponsoring 156 church projects in 37 countries that provide a place of worship for over 31,000 believers, or an average of 204 at each church.