our story began when two individuals identified the need for bible study on campus
The First Christian Fellowship Group
The University of the South Pacific Christian Fellowship was formed in 1973 by Tongan student Meleane Puloka and British lecturer Gordon Wynne. They had identified that there was a need for Bible study, prayer, and worship on campus. So, after discussion and prayer with other students, they formed the first Christian Fellowship group.
The students met for prayer every morning at 6.30am. The group grew in spirit and in number, and by 1977 about eighty of USP’s 1,700 students were involved. It was an independent, student-led group which was supported by several evangelical lecturers from Australia, New Zealand and the USA, as well as a number of different para-church organisations. In 1978, the group affiliated with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students.