SEARCH - Society to Explore And Record Christian History

Society to Explore And Record Christian History (aka SEARCH)

Founded in 2006, SEARCH was created to produce and publish the book series “The Christians: Their First Two Thousand Years,” which had begun in the year 2000 as a private Canadian corporate initiative. General editor Ted Byfield, using largely the same writers and researchers as before, raised sufficient charitable support to see the book project through to completion of research and writing in January, 2013.

The series is to our knowledge the only one of its kind ever produced, conveying in a lively, popular style the compelling story of Christian tribulations and triumphs throughout the world, epoch by epoch, to the present. The cost of preparing, producing, and printing the initial edition of these twelve books was approximately $5 million.

Since then, SEARCH has turned to promoting broader public awareness of its books, and of Christian history in general, via the Internet and outreach to schools and home-schooling parents.


531 Lessard Drive,
Edmonton, AB, Canada
T6M 1A9
Society to Explore And Record Christian History (aka SEARCH) is incorporated under the Alberta Societies Act.

  • Vincent Byfield, President
  • Benjamin Garstad PhD
  • Robert Hjelm
  • Jaan Holt
  • Randy Coombes
  • John Moser PhD
  • John Tomkinson
  • Jonathan Hokanson


PO Box 7006
Alexandria, Virginia

The Society to Explore And Record Christian History is incorporated under the Societies Act of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The society has been recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, donations to which are tax deductible.


  • Jaan Holt, Chairman
  • Vincent Byfield
  • Robert Hjelm


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  • By phone: 1-888-234-4478