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Quick Facts

  • Open Doors is an international Christian ministry which facilitates, mobilises and strengthens the local Church and persecuted believers in over 45 of the most restrictive countries in the world so they are equipped to reach out and spread the Gospel.


  • Christians in more than 65 countries suffer interrogation, arrest and even death for their faith in Jesus Christ with millions more facing discrimination and alienation.


  • Open Doors' outreach includes Bible and Christian literature distribution, leadership training and assistance, Christian community development, prayer and presence ministry and advocacy for the persecuted.


  • Brother Andrew is the founder of Open Doors and the author of the autobiography "God's Smuggler,” which has sold over 10 million copies in 36 languages. He was first called “brother” when he began delivering Bibles behind the Iron Curtain. The recipients of God's Word would ask him his name, and he would say, "I am a brother of all those who love and follow Jesus Christ."


  • Open Doors carries out his ministry because it believes when one member suffers, all members suffer with it (I Cor. 12:26).


  • Open Doors has served persecuted believers for over 57 years, which makes it one of the oldest on-going ministries to persecuted Christians.