Meet the President and CEO of Open Doors USA, David Curry

David Curry is the President and CEO of Open Doors USA, an organization that advocates on behalf of those who are persecuted for their Christian faith throughout the world. For nearly a decade, he has provided leadership to Open Doors in its mission to raise awareness and support for those who endure extreme restrictions and, in some cases, horrific violence for practicing their faith.

For over 65 years, Open Doors has worked in the world’s most oppressive regions, empowering, and equipping persecuted Christians in more than 60 countries by providing Bibles, training, and programs to help those who have been marginalized for their faith. Open Doors publishes the World Watch List, an annual report on the 50 countries where it is most difficult to live as a Christian.

Curry has traveled extensively to the field to encourage those living under persecution and to support the work of Open Doors. He has traveled throughout Asia, Africa, and the Middle East to meet with victims of religious oppression and to hear their stories. He has appeared on CNN, Fox News, and the Christian Broadcasting Network, among others. He is a contributor to Christianity Today, The Christian Post, Religion News Service and Huffington Post.

On Capitol Hill: David Curry shares the story of Zauna, a Christian from Nigeria whose husband was killed by Boko Haram

On Capitol Hill: David Curry shares the story of Zauna, a Christian from Nigeria whose husband was killed by Boko Haram

In 2022, Curry was appointed to serve as a Commissioner on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), an independent, bipartisan, federal government entity established by Congress to monitor, analyze, and report on religious freedom abroad.

“We’re committed to raising up the stories of the persecuted church with the White House and other key leaders in Washington.” —David Curry

Prior to coming to Open Doors, Curry served as CEO and president at organizations that serve homeless and neglected children in several countries, including India and Peru.

Curry holds a bachelor’s degree from Northwest University in Seattle and an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Faith Evangelical College and Seminary in Tacoma, Washington. He is based in Southern California.

David Curry meeting with Vice President Pence, alongside other advocates for international religious freedom, at the White House to discuss growing concerns for Christians and other religious communities in China

David Curry meeting with Vice President Pence, alongside other advocates for international religious freedom, at the White House to discuss growing concerns for Christians and other religious communities in China

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