Campus Outreach 2


Campus Outreach is an interdenominational ministry founded in 1978 by Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Campus Outreach’s goal is to target strategic college campuses in the United States and throughout the world.

Mission Statement

“To Glorify God by Building Laborers on the Campus for the Lost World.”


Reach college students with the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Build college students into mature disciples of Christ

Equip college students to be laborers for Christ

Mobilize graduates into their spheres of influence throughout the world


In 1990, Campus Outreach franchised to Bangkok, Thailand. Since landing in Bangkok, Campus Outreach has expanded to Khon Kaen and Chiang Mai.



A team of staff

left Bangkok for Khon Kaen in 1998. They planted Covenant Church there that same year. The Campus Outreach Khon Kaen team has staff laboring in 2 areas:

1. Khon Kaen University: This is the largest university and the central hub of education in Northeast Thailand, with approximately 35,000 students.

2. Covenant Church Khon Kaen: The partner church of Campus Outreach Thailand that serves both college students and locals.


Covenant Church is an independent church with reformed roots located in both Bangkok (planted in 1992) and the sister church of Covenant Church in KhonKaen (planted in 1999). Covenant Church was particularized by Dr. Frank Barker, Pastor Emeritus of Briarwood Presbyterian Church, as its own entity in Thailand, yet Covenant Church is under Overseas Missionary Fellowship’s (OMF) umbrella of churches in Thailand.

Covenant Church was established for both college students and locals to attend. Covenant Church focuses on teaching and equipping both college graduates and locals who are members. The Church staff attempt to help graduates and locals reach and redeem the city and community for Christ.

Mission Statement:

To love and worship God

To enter into Gospel community

To see fruit in our members

To see the Great Commission bring change to the land.


cochiangmaipicIn 2013, staff from the Khon Kaen ministry were sent out to start a new Campus Outreach franchise in Chiang Mai. This team has staff laboring at Chiang Mai University. CMU is the largest and best university in the Northern Region of Thailand. 40,000 students attend the school.