Origins and development

Brunstad Christian Church (BCC) is a Christian church that started in Norway on 17th May, 1898 through Johan O. Smith’s conversion and is a result of his life and work. At the present time BCC has local churches in 57 countries spread over every continent. In Norway there are 19 local churches comprising approximately 8 000 members.

BCC’s local churches also use the name Brunstad Kristelige Menighet. BCC is often popularly referred to as “Smith’s friends”.


Johan O. Smith, grunnlegger av Smiths venner – Brunstad Christian Church

Johan Oscar Smith (1871–1943)