FOR MORE THAN 60 YEARS, OPEN DOORS HAS WORKED TOWARD ONE SIMPLE GOAL:

Strengthening Christians wherever they're in danger for their faith in Jesus.

Our vision

God called our founder, Brother Andrew—better known as "God's Smuggler"—to a singular vision: to "Strengthen what remains" (Rev. 3:2). And so he did, smuggling Bibles behind the Iron Curtain to help persecuted Christians stand strong.

That's still what drives us

Why we exist

Today, more than 360 million Christians worldwide experience extreme persecution and discrimination for their faith.

Our mission is to stand with them and let them know they are never alone ... They are part of one Church, and one Family.

How we work

Open Doors is the largest network in the world serving persecuted Christians.

We work directly with pastors and church leaders to address the most critical needs of the suffering church on the ground. In every region, the needs might be different, but we seek to strengthen the church where it's needed most.

REBUILDING CHURCHES

EMERGENCY RELIEF

discipleship training

trauma counseling

bible distribution

Where we work

We are present, on the ground in more than 60 countries where faith costs most. From Sudan to Syria and North Korea to Nigeria—we are serving persecuted Christians where the risk is greatest.

Our Core Values

  • We are part of the Body of Christ; a people-to-people people
  • We are persecuted church-driven
  • We are people of the Bible
  • We are people of prayer
  • We live and work by faith
  • We are devoted to Jesus Christ and His commission
  • We are motivated solely for the glory of God

Our Board of Directors

  • Daisy Szabo | Chair
  • Roger Spoelman | Vice Chair
  • David Curry | President & CEO (Ex Officio)
  • Bruce Dingman | Director
  • Francesca Fajinmi | Director
  • Tim Kachuriak | Director
  • Michelle Norman | Director
  • Nathaniel Spoelman | Director

Enter the story—and strengthen your faith

Your persecuted family needs you to help them stand strong. Here's what you can do right now to begin connecting with your suffering sisters and brothers around the world ...

PRAY WITH YOUR FAMILY

The No. 1 thing persecuted Christians ask us for is prayer. The Open Doors Prayer App will connect you with your family and their urgent prayer needs, every day.

Download the app

WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO HELP?

The Open Doors Frontline Partner monthly giving is the largest, on-the-ground network of support for persecuted Christians in the world.

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