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to Meet the needs of millions of persecuted Christians, so they can be a light for the gospel in their communities and advance the Great Commission.

Our vision

It started with a question: In the next 50 years, what kind of organization is needed to address exponentially growing persecution? As we prayed about the next steps for our organization, we came up with the answer and our driving focus:

Create the world's most extensive, covert network serving persecuted Christians.

To do this, we need a large vision to mobilize dedicated Christians to support our persecuted family in new and life-changing ways that will expand God’s Kingdom for the next 50 years.

Why we exist

Over the past 50 years, we’ve done everything we can to support Christians who live in places where they experience intense persecution or discrimination. In those five decades, the oppression of Christians has risen to historic levels.

Today, hundreds of millions of Christians worldwide are attacked, arrested and falsely imprisoned for following Jesus. And you can help!

Our mission is to mobilize U.S. Christians to stand with them so they can be a light for the gospel in their communities. To help them live out the Great Commission.

We work directly with partners on the ground who understand the needs of their communities. In every region, the needs might be different, but we seek to strengthen the Church where it's needed most—from North Korea and Iran to Afghanistan and Sudan and everywhere God’s people are threatened, vulnerable or alone.


We believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

We believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit
and born of the virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to hell.
The third day he rose again from the dead.
He ascended to heaven
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty. From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic* church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

*that is, the true Christian church of all times and all places

How we work

Global Christian Relief serves persecuted Christians around the world.
As part of our mission, we’ll be taking action in the following ways:

• Launching visionary projects—working alongside partners in the field for long-term impact

• Providing greater access to the most dangerous countries for Christians—with stories that take you there and grow your faith

• Expanding our networks to serve the Church where the need is greatest

• Unveiling unparalleled impact reporting that shows you the power of your prayer and support for your persecuted family

Where we work

We work wherever the need is greatest for Christians facing persecution because they follow Jesus. Through partners on the ground, our work can be found in some of the most dangerous countries to follow Jesus today, including Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, India, Indonesia, Colombia and many more.

The Leadership of Global Christian Relief

GCR is run by a dedicated group of leaders passionate about making a difference in the lives of those suffering because of their faith.

The executive team and board members of GCR bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the organization, enabling us to effectively respond to the needs of persecuted Christians in some of the most dangerous countries worldwide.

With their unwavering commitment to serving the global Church, the executive team and board are committed to creating a movement of U.S. Christians who stand with their persecuted brothers and sisters as One Church, One Family.

Board of Directors
Daisy SzaboChair
Cares for Iran
Roger SpoelmanVice-Chair
Cares for Pakistan
Cares for Egypt
Francesca FajinmiDirector
Cares for Nigeria
Tim KachuriakDirector
Cares for India
Michelle NormanDirector
Cares for Afghanistan
Justin TabbDirector
Cares for China
GCR Executive Team
David CurryCEO & President
Cares for Pakistan
Cares for Vietnam
Cares for Egypt
Cares for Laos