Tom Cairns

Tom Cairns is the archivist for the EFCA. A physician who worked for 19 years in Congo, Tom later served as director of international ministries for the EFCA mission, now known as ReachGlobal. Since retirement, Tom enjoys sharing stories about the history of the EFCA, answering questions from our churches and helping the churches with their own stories. He also uploads our historical books, photos and documents to our archive website. Tom’s great desire is to bring glory to God as we celebrate the history we have in the EFCA.

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An Early EFCA Evangelist

C.O. Sahlstrom championed the gospel and mentored young ministers.

  • Tom Cairns

August 24, 2023

Lydia's EFCA Roots

An initiative of the Ladies Aid Society in Chicago has been providing care for children for over 100 years.

  • Tom Cairns

July 27, 2023

The Women's Missionary Society

This year is the 115th anniversary of the significant efforts of EFCA supporting global missions.

  • Tom Cairns

April 20, 2023

The Swedish Missionary Lady

Ellen Modin was born in Sweden, came to America and shared the gospel with Mormons.

  • Tom Cairns

March 30, 2023

Gathering Every Winter

Our movement has a long history of gathering for study and fellowship.

  • Tom Cairns

January 26, 2023

Von Qualen in Canton

This year, we celebrate 135 years of global EFCA missionaries.

  • Tom Cairns

November 03, 2022

125 Years of Our EFCA School

This week is the 125th anniversary of the first classes at Trinity International University in Illinois.

  • Tom Cairns

September 29, 2022