SAN ANTONIO, May 9, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ten years and three months after its founding, Christians United for Israel (CUFI), the nation's largest pro-Israel organization, has crossed the three million member mark. The news comes on the heels of an exceptional year for the Christian Zionist group, including the creation of a permanent Washington DC office, as well as the establishment of a CUFI sponsored weekly newsmagazine program on Trinity Broadcast Network (TBN), the world's largest Christian television outlet.
"CUFI continues to grow at an exceptional pace. Never did we think we would reach this number of supporters in such a short time, but our growth is a direct result of the American people's rock-solid commitment to Israel. I expect our elected officials to understand and reflect that support," said Pastor John Hagee, CUFI's founder and National Chairman.
"At three million members, CUFI is one of the largest grassroots organizations in America. But what's even more exciting than reaching this milestone is the accelerating pace at which we did so. With at least 50 million more pro-Israel Christians in America, we're excited about CUFI's future and confident in the future of the US-Israel relationship," noted David Brog, a member of CUFI's Board of Directors.
"Israel stands on the frontlines of the fight against radical Islam. The same forces that seek to wipe Israel off the map have placed a bullseye on the United States. At CUFI, we're helping millions of Christians across America identify, understand and answer these threats. I'm proud to be part of the CUFI team at this critical juncture and excited to see what the future has in store," added Erick Stakelbeck, Director of the CUFI Watchman Project and host of The Watchman on TBN.
With more than 3 million members, Christians United for Israel is the largest pro-Israel organization in the United States and one of the leading Christian grassroots movements in the world. CUFI spans all fifty states and reaches millions with its message. Each year CUFI holds hundreds of pro-Israel events in cities around the country. And each July, thousands of pro-Israel Christians gather in Washington, D.C. to participate in the CUFI Washington Summit and make their voices heard in support of Israel and the Jewish people.
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