Global Christian Relief pka Open Doors USA

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The interdenominational Christian charity Open Doors is serving persecuted Christians since 1955 - today in more than 70 countries. Open Doors projects include social-economic-development projects, training Christian leaders, engaging with prisoners, emergency relief and trauma work, providing Bibles and Christian literature, and supporting families of murdered Christians. With a broad public relations work, Open Doors informs in publications and with lectures about persecution of Christians and calls for prayer and help for persecuted Christians. The work of Open Doors is financed by donations.

Every year, Open Doors publishes the World Watch List, a ranking of 50 countries in which Christians are most persecuted. Currently, more than 360 million Christians worldwide face intense persecution and discrimination because of their faith.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Global Christian Relief
PO Box 27001
Santa Ana, CA 92799-7001


Phone: 888-524-2535

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 237275342

CEO/President: David Curry

Chairman: Daisy Szabo

Board size: 8

Founder: Brother Andrew

Ruling year: 1973

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1980


In more than 70 countries, Open Doors supports Christians who are persecuted and discriminated for their faith by supplying Bibles, providing emergency relief and helping persecuted believers stand strong for the long-term.

The support of Open Doors includes:

leadership and discipleship training courses and programs, Sunday school teacher training and trauma counselling and trauma care training. Emergency relief, community development, livelihood training and relief projects, education and medical care, social-economic-development projects,

Mission statement

To strengthen the body of Christ living under restriction or persecution by providing and delivering bibles, materials, training and other helps, and encouraging it to become involved in world evangelism. To train and encourage the body of Christ in threatened or unstable areas; to prepare believers to face persecution and suffering, and to equip them to maintain a witness to the gospel of Christ

Statement of faith

Open Doors is intentionally non-denominational and ecumenical. Wherever people suffer because they claim the name of Jesus, we will help them. Period. This means we work with evangelicals and Catholics, Orthodox Christians and charismatic believers, Copts and Anglicans. We believe the Church transcends local and cultural expressions. Even though specific theological differences are important, the cause of Christ unites us all. Jesus prayed that we may "all be one," so that's our prayer, too. The basics of our faith is summed up in the ancient Christian confession, the Apostles' Creed.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Bible Translation Organizations

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating668 of 109413 of 16
Fund acquisition rating768 of 109713 of 16
Resource allocation rating884 of 109715 of 16
Asset utilization rating201 of 10943 of 16

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,715,189$624,177$832,463$765,953$1,097,925
Short-term investments$5,753,692$4,389,221$1,701,389$2,177,310$2,094,763
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$12,199,549$8,352,658$6,035,320$5,489,279$5,648,016
Long-term investments$0$0$2,142,966$0$0
Fixed assets$1,706,274$1,393,607$1,565,112$1,020,721$958,445
Other long-term assets$3,024,814$2,449,020$121,110$1,941,607$2,040,224
Total long-term assets$4,731,088$3,842,627$3,829,188$2,962,328$2,998,669
Total assets$16,930,637$12,195,285$9,864,508$8,451,607$8,646,685
Payables and accrued expenses$1,840,597$1,318,600$980,972$677,105$347,721
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$1,840,597$1,318,600$980,972$677,105$347,721
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$2,799,435$908,000$1,072,773
Other long-term liabilities$1,590,821$1,559,188$1,529,034$1,570,343$1,515,657
Total long-term liabilities$1,590,821$1,559,188$4,328,469$2,478,343$2,588,430
Total liabilities$3,431,418$2,877,788$5,309,441$3,155,448$2,936,151
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$13,031,863$9,261,969$4,486,529$5,227,616$5,043,815
With donor restrictions$467,356$55,528$68,538$68,543$666,719
Net assets$13,499,219$9,317,497$4,555,067$5,296,159$5,710,534
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$39,181,097$32,270,561$26,231,814$26,495,822$23,468,398
Program service revenue$26,109$10,343$17,065$13,461$20,745
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$245,335$1,308,747$314,275($82,037)$226,084
Other revenue($238)($16,073)$22,401($16,493)($23,314)
Total other revenue$271,206$1,303,017$353,741($85,069)$223,515
Total revenue$39,452,303$33,573,578$26,585,555$26,410,753$23,691,913
Program services$26,748,278$22,202,048$20,472,403$19,291,134$17,177,651
Management and general$3,684,596$2,895,231$3,176,386$2,831,845$2,312,225
Total expenses$35,270,581$28,811,148$27,326,647$26,825,128$23,510,923
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$4,181,722$4,762,430($741,092)($414,375)$180,990
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$4,181,722$4,762,430($741,092)($414,375)$180,990


David CurryPresident/CEO$324,223
Tim MuretChief Communications Officer$253,028
Michael WongTreasurer/CFO$238,824
Jeff TaylorChief of Staff$198,345
Brian OrmeSr. Director of Content$186,189
Jesse TeasleySr. Director of IT$176,328
Jonathan HuangCreative Director$175,830
Sally RaeSecretary / Exec Assistant$129,909

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 1/14/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


During the summer of 1955, a young Dutchman, Andrew, traveled to Warsaw, Poland with Christian literature hidden in his suitcase. Polish believers were in great need of God's Word and encouragement. While watching a parade of communist youth march by with their drums and banners, the pages of his Bible blew open to Revelation 3:2. He looked down and he read "Wake up!" The words leapt from the page. "Strengthen what remains and is about to die."

Since that day, Open Doors (OPEN) couriers have risked their freedom and their lives to distribute millions of Bibles and other Christian materials to persecuted Christians throughout the former Soviet Union, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. And Open Doors teachers have crossed hostile borders to train thousands of new leaders to serve the Suffering Church.

Program accomplishments

For almost 60 years Open Doors has worked in the world's most oppressive and restrictive countries, strengthening Christians to stand strong in the face of persecution and equipping them to shine Christ's light in these places by providing them Bibles, literature, media, leadership training, socio-economic development, and intercessory prayer.


Prayer is one of the most important things that can be done and Open Doors gives a list of specific prayers one can lift up.

Donations are needed to send Christian literature and Bibles to new believers for training and encouragement.