Member Spotlight: Open Doors USA

Steve RidgewayOver 100 million Christians worldwide suffer interrogation, arrest and even death for their faith in Jesus Christ. Meanwhile, millions more are facing discrimination and alienation.

Open Doors is an international Christian ministry that supports and strengthens persecuted Christians. Founded 57 years ago by Brother Andrew, author of the autobiography God's Smuggler, Open Doors today works in more than 60 countries, including significant field work in 45 countries and development offices in 21.

In 2011, Open Doors delivered more than 3.1 million Bibles, study Bibles, children's Bibles, training materials and other Christian materials to persecuted believers in 50 countries. In addition, Open Doors trained 263,542 people from theological courses to shorter seminars. Also in 2011, Open Doors served 172,137 through community development projects.

Open Doors USA board member Steve Ridgway is presently serving as Interim President/CEO for Open Doors USA while the board searches for a new CEO.

For more information, go to or call 1-888-5-BIBLE-5 (888-524-2535).

PHOTO ABOVE: Steve Ridgway, Interim President/CEO, Open Doors USA

Published: October 18, 2012