A Message From Our President

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” —John 10:10 

I see this verse lived out before my eyes every day. I hear heartbreaking reports of extreme persecution and horrific violence from our Field Ministry Team — I witness the devastating effects of an enemy that has literally come to kill and destroy.

But I also bear witness to the power of Christ at work through friends like you — God is miraculously restoring what has been broken, bringing life from death, building hope from rubble. 

In this year of incredible upheaval, caused by a global pandemic, God has grown our ministry in ways we never imagined. Together, we helped 46,860 persecuted believers across 17 countries. We saw a 39% increase in donors to our ministry — and a 57% increase in the number of donations. This simply translates to more lives changed and saved across the Middle East and North Africa. To God be the glory! 

A ministry partner recently described Help The Persecuted as “small but mighty.” It’s a distinctive I cherish — a testament to God’s blessing on our work. Our team has decades of experience serving globally for the mission of Christ. Each day, whether in the office or out in the field, we strive to help persecuted Christians by addressing their physical and spiritual needs, and to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with others. Thousands are finding hope in Christ through our ministry together. 

As an organization, even while small, we desire to take strong and courageous action to fulfill our mission to stand with our persecuted brothers and sisters who, even now, cry out “How Long, O Lord?” (Revelation 6:10). 

May God continue to find us faithful! 

Joshua Youssef
President and CEO

Our Statement of Faith

2021 Annual Report

“I would say the most valuable contribution is the investment that the Help The Persecuted staff makes in the lives of those they serve…It would be easy to just provide financial support. But they’ve invested their lives in these people, and I think that’s much more valuable - you see the love of Christ on display.”

— David Dungan, Help The Persecuted Board Chairman

Board of Directors

David Dungan, Chairman
David Bottoms, Treasurer
Ronald Hughes, Jr., Secretary
Allan Guinan
James W. Inglis
Joshua Youssef, President