For two decades, the members of Kostroma Christian Church (KCC) have been taking the Gospel of Jesus Christ to their community, a community devastated by 70 years of the godlessness of communism. Founded by American missionaries Ron and Ginny Cook in November 1992, the church became legally recognized by the Russian government June 1993. It has expanded from just meetings on Sunday mornings in a rented movie theater to a vibrant ministry reaching the people of Kostroma. KCC is now located on a campus that also houses Light To The World Christian Academy. The church is led by Russians who work in partnership with Mission to Russia. They meet for two hours on Sundays at noon, and also have many ministries including Bible studies, women's groups, children's ministry, homeless ministry, TJ Studio (Teens for Jesus), youth summer camps, and more.