Beginning in 1457 the Moravian Church has proclaimed the gospel in all parts of the world. Its influence has far exceeded its numbers. Proud of its heritage and firm in its faith, the Moravian Church ministers to the needs of people wherever they are. The name Moravian identifies the fact that this historic church had its origin in ancient Bohemia and Moravia in what is the present-day Czech Republic.
Today there are more than one million members of the Moravian Church in the world. Most of them live in eastern Africa. Other major Moravian centers outside Winston-Salem include the Caribbean basin, South Africa, and Bethlehem, Pa.