STATEMENT OF FAITH
We accept the Bible in its entirety, including the 39 books of the Old Testament, and the 27 Books of the New Testament, as the written Word of God. The Bible, the only essential and infallible record of God’s self-disclosure to mankind, leads us to salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Bible is free of error in all that it teaches, as the Scriptures are both fully and verbally inspired of God. We encourage all believers to study the scriptures and diligently apply them to their lives. The scriptures, in their original form, are the authoritative and normative rule and guide of Christian life and doctrine. They are totally sufficient and are not to be added to, superseded, or changed by cultural tradition, worldly wisdom, or extra biblical revelation. Every doctrinal formulation and practice must be thoroughly examined under the counsel of the Holy Scripture.
We believe there is only one God; He is infinite, eternal, almighty, and perfect. We believe that in the unity of the godhead there are three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus Christ, in accordance with Colossians 1:15-16, is the physical fulfillment of the Godhead.
We believe that God created man – both male and female – in His own image. Tempted by Satan, man rebelled against God. This rebellion caused estrangement between God and mankind, prompting Him to send His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, as His perfect atonement for the sin of mankind. Through the good news – the gospel – revealed in His birth, life, death, resurrection, and ascension, man has the opportunity to be reconciled back to the Father, only through Jesus Christ and Him alone.
We believe that salvation, the free gift of God, is provided by grace alone and through faith alone. Man must repent of his sin and receive of the work of Christ. This act of repentance produces justification, regeneration, and sanctification, of which no one will see the Lord without.
We believe that Jesus Christ, in accordance with Matthew 16:27, Luke 21:34-36, Acts 1:11, and Revelation 22:12-13, is the Alpha and the Omega, and beginning and the end, and will one day return again. We are to earnestly wait in expectation of His coming, while preparing ourselves through a personal relationship with Him and living that is faithful to the Holy Scriptures
A song of ascents of David. How good and pleasant it is when God's people live together in unity – Psalms 133:1 (NIV)
Unity – regardless of ethnicity, denomination, or classification. Students For Christ is all about bringing together students on campus to uplift the name of Jesus. We help students to uplift His name by inspiring them to excel in their academics, their friendships, and their personal lives. We look to do it together, as one body, through united worship nights with other campus ministries, career readiness seminars, weekly bible studies, and so much more. Through discipleship and mentorship, Students For Christ raises up the future leaders of tomorrow, teaching them to reach out across the many lines that divide us in the process.
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Greatly concerned by a lack of unity amongst the Christian organizations on his campus, a 19-year-old John Das – the son of missionaries – sought to bring together Christian students and groups, regardless of their denominations, ethnicities, or styles of worship. Through this burden the vision of Students For Christ was born, and some 24 years later there are vibrant SFC chapters in metropolitan areas across the country, focused on fostering unity amongst the body of Christ and developing students into successful professionals and adults.
Today, John serves as Chairman of the National Board of Directors of Students for Christ, while also serving as Senior Pastor of Revive Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. He has been married to his wife, Roslyn for 17 years, and they have five beautiful children.
Eddy Simon currently serves as our President, focusing on implementing new ideas and driving the vision of SFC forward. Eddy's passion is to see SFC on every campus across America, creating an culture of prayer, community and evangelism where students can encounter God for themselves. This all started when he encounter God while attending Hampton University. Living the typical college life of studying, activities and social life, he encountered a group of students who were different. When he begin building relationships with them, he soon realized it wasn't what made them different, but who. Eddy always went to Church as a young child, but it was in college that he encountered the love of the true and living God and completely surrendered his life; the rest is history.
Eddy Simon is a Haitian American from East Orange, New Jersey. He graduated from Hampton University with a BA in psychology, class of 2008. In Eddy's spare time, he loves to work out and practice his golf game. He currently lives in Newport News, Virginia with his wife, Courtney, and kids: Justice, Esther, John Enoch, Joel and Sarah.
Favorite Quote: Living in light of eternity"
Chief Operational Officer
Chinyere has been an active part of college ministry outreach and development for over 10 years. She first dedicated her time and gifts to serving fellow college students as an 18 year old Freshman, and hasn't looked back since.
Chinyere earned a Degree in Political Science from Hampton University, in which she served as a valuable leader of athlete - focused bible studies, outreaches, and other general college ministry groups. She was a four - year letter winner on the Women's Basketball team, earning MVP honors her senior year. Her strong play allotted her the opportunity to play basketball overseas in Europe, in which she had the opportunity to be a witness to teammates and fans alike - demonstrating the hope of Christ through her play and lifestyle.
Upon completing her professional playing career, she earned a Master of Public Administration Degree from George Mason University and continued to build upon the legacy of Students For Christ through connecting with students and other campus ministry groups in the Washington, D.C. area. She was appointed as National Director of SFC in June of 2014.
Chinyere currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina where she serves as a Development Director for a local ministry.