A Message From Our President

“Therefore, among God’s churches we boast about your perseverance and faith in all the persecutions and trials you are enduring.” 2 Thessalonians 1:4

In places hostile to the Gospel across the Muslim world, persecution of Christians grows. God’s beloved children are demeaned, abused, unable to earn a living, and even murdered for their faith. When God commands us to rescue our suffering brothers and sisters, this is who He is talking about! Our “marching orders” are clear.

This is why Help The Persecuted exists. To share in the burden our brothers and sisters bear. To encourage and bolster the faith of believers, while taking every opportunity to share the Gospel with the lost. To see the Church flourish in hostile places. And you stand with us to make it happen.

We do not always know how God will use us to impact and save lives, but with your help, we are able to answer His call and obediently move forward no matter what.

This past year, we intervened in the midst of an unexpected crisis in Afghanistan, evacuating hundreds. We fed thousands suffering from food insecurity in places like Lebanon. Persecuted men, women, and children were secretly sheltered in one of our 18 Safe Houses throughout the Muslim world. Through our programs and outreach efforts, more than 47,000 persecuted believers were supported across 14 countries.

We’ve been flexible and obedient to God’s call. In return, He has blessed our efforts.

And I am grateful for your willingness to stand with us. We could not have done it without you!

Joshua Youssef
President and CEO

Our Statement of Faith

2022 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