In 1978, Rev. Bobby Fulton, with a small group of supporters, founded Gospel Music Ministries International as an independent, interdenominational, Christian, Church, based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   The Christian Talent Search Crusade, GMMI's original outreach, continues as a function of the GMMI Arts Fellowship.  Also known as Gospel Connection Outreach "Church Coming To You," it was birthed from GMMI Media Ministries, and serves as the GMMI church arm and home to Gospel Connection Outreach Missionaries.