Milton and Cynthia Massie


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September Massie Monitor

Milton . . .
My family moved out of one of Chicago’s housing projects into the Roseland community in 1968. I made a personal commitment to Jesus Christ in December, 1978. I was discipled by a deacon in my church before I met a Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) staff member on my college campus. In 1980, I went on my first summer mission’s project right here in Chicago, just several blocks from my home. Soon after that, I sensed God’s call into full-time ministry and I knew that Cru would be the vehicle by which I would pursue God’s call on my life. I began working as an hourly staff at the Agape Community Center (a building owned by Cru) located on the south side of Chicago – in the Roseland community. Cynthia and I were married in 1984 and we joined the full-time staff of Cru in 1986. In 1991, I became the City Director, leading 11 full-time staff and discipling men. I served in that role for 19 years. I currently serve as National Co-Director and Director of Leadership Development for the inner city ministry of Cru. I serve as an Elder in our church and my passion is to disciple men and see inner-city Pastors equipped with the tools to train members of their congregation in evangelism and discipleship.

Cynthia . . .
I was born in Mississippi and my family moved to Chicago when I was 10 years old. I graduated college in 1980 and worked as an Accountant in corporate America for five years. I made a commitment to follow Christ in 1982 and met Milton that same year. I was introduced to Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) and began to volunteer at the Agape Center. Milton & I were married in August, 1984. Currently, I serve as the Development Coordinator, helping to raise the funds to carry out the ministry at the Center. I meet regularly with the mothers and grandmothers of the children in our after school program. I am passionate about helping women grow in their faith and encouraging them to disciple other women. 

Our Children . . .
Zachary is 25 years and is currently working for a non-profit organization in downtown Chicago. He is growing a business in videography and is currently working with a medical student on a video series for school-aged children on healthy eating choices.

Sarah is 21 years old. She is a senior at Bethel University in Minnesota majoring in Organizational Communications. She is managing a heavy load of major courses and submitting job applications in anticipation of having a job offer before graduation!