The International Christian Institute came into legal existence on September 3rd 2002, being recognized by the State of Florida as a non-profit corporation. On April 11th of the following year, it was categorized as a 501 c(3) religious organization by the United States Internal Revenue Service. The genesis of the ministry began in January 2002 when Rev. Stephen Goundry and Rev. Eduardo Torsani traveled to Brazil and from that visit; many opportunities for ministry presented themselves. The medical missions that were undertaken included some of the most isolated parts of the South American continent. Using river boats to navigate the jungle rivers allowed the medical teams to attend to the poor living in the remote areas of Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia. Since that time, many other countries have opened up and the Lord has given us the privilege of serving Him and His people in such countries like the Dominican Republic; Ecuador; Honduras; Jamaica; Guatemala and Panama.In January 2008, I.C.I. became a church and the ministry has been functioning as a New Testament church in Boca Raton, Florida, having both a community outreach and a continued vision for world missions. Added to that is the I.C.I. Fellowship of Ministers which began in January 2011 and the first I.C.I. Minister’s Conference was held in January 2012. This part of the ministry is of mutual benefit to all those involved, utilizing the Ministerial credentials that we offer to fulfill their own calling and at the same time, giving us the benefit of seasoned Ministers among us.