About Us

Samaritan’s Purse is a Christian organisation that takes its name from Jesus Christ’s story of the Good Samaritan, as recorded in the Bible. The story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:30-37) gives a clear picture of God’s desire for us to help those in desperate need wherever we find them. After describing how the Samaritan rescued a hurting man whom others had passed by, Jesus told His hearers, “Go and do likewise.” For over 40 years, Samaritan’s Purse has done our utmost to follow Christ’s command by going to the aid of the world’s poor, sick, and suffering. We are an effective means of reaching hurting people in countries around the world with food, medicine, and other assistance in the Name of Jesus Christ. “At Samaritan’s Purse we don’t run from disasters – we run to them. We go to help people in Jesus’ Name.” – Franklin Graham, President

Our Vision

Why do we do what we do? What moves us? What drives our work? As the good Samaritans, values ​​are not just empty words for us, we live them. Thanks to the support of our donors and volunteers, we help improve people’s lives. Like the good Samaritan, of whom Jesus tells in a parable, we allow ourselves to be touched by the need of the people and turn to us. We help practically and invite everyone to find new hope through faith in Jesus Christ and to experience God’s love for themselves.

Our Mission

Samaritan’s Purse is a non-profit, Christian organisation providing emergency relief and development assistance to suffering people around the world. Samaritan’s Purse is meeting the physical needs of victims of war, famine, natural disaster, poverty and disease with the aim of demonstrating God’s love and sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ. The aid and assistance are given without regard to the race, creed, gender, religion, or ethnicity of the beneficiaries.

Statement of Faith

Samaritan’s Purse bases its ministry on the following Statement of Faith:

  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God revealing the love of God to the world.
    1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; John 3:16.
  • We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
    Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; Ephesians 4:4-6.
  • We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood on the cross, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
    Matthew 1:23; John 1:1-4 and 1:29; Acts 1:11 and 2:22-24; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 1:1-4 and 4:15.
  • We believe that all men everywhere are lost and face the judgment of God, that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation, and that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ results in regeneration by the Holy Spirit. Furthermore, we believe that God will reward the righteous with eternal life in heaven, and that He will banish the unrighteous to everlasting punishment in hell.
    Luke 24:46-47; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23; 2 Corinthians 5:10-11; Ephesians 1:7 and 2:8-9; Titus 3:4-7.
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, whose indwelling enables the Christian to live a godly life.
    John 3:5-8; Acts 1:8 and 4:31; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Galatians 5:16-18; Ephesians 6:12; Colossians 2:6-10.
  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation and eternal punishment.
    1 Corinthians 15:51-57; Revelation 20:11-15.
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and that all true believers are members of His body, the Church.
    1 Corinthians 12:12, 27; Ephesians 1:22-23.
  • We believe that the ministry of evangelism (sharing and proclaiming the message of salvation only possible by grace through faith in Jesus Christ) and discipleship (helping followers of Christ grow up into maturity in Christ) is a responsibility of all followers of Jesus Christ.
    Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15; 1 Peter 3:15.
  • We believe God’s plan for human sexuality is to be expressed only within the context of marriage, that God created man and woman as unique biological persons made to complete each other. God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female.
    Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9.
  • We believe that we must dedicate ourselves to prayer, to the service of our Lord, to His authority over our lives, and to the ministry of evangelism.
    Matthew 9:35-38; 22:37-39, and 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15 and 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10; Colossians 2:6-10; 1 Peter 3:15.
  • We believe that human life is sacred from conception to its natural end, and that we must have concern for the physical and spiritual needs of our fellow men.
    Psalm 139:13; Isaiah 49:1; Jeremiah 1:5; Matthew 22:37-39; Romans 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10.

Board of Directors

  • Franklin Graham CEO
  • Karl Faase Chairman
  • David Ingram Executive Director
  • Wendy Francis Board Member
  • Paul Molyneux Board Member
  • Paul Saber Board Member

Worldwide Offices

International Headquarters – USA

Samaritan’s Purse
P.O. Box 3000
Boone, NC 28607-3000

(828) 262-1980

Australia & New Zealand

Samaritan’s Purse Australia Ltd.
Samaritan’s Purse Australasia-
Operation Christmas Child Ltd
PO Box 964, Kings Langley, NSW 2147

(02) 8825 1300

Canada

The Samaritan’s Purse-Canada
20 Hopewell Way NE
Calgary, AB T3J 5H5

(403) 250-6565

Germany

Samaritan’s Purse e.V.
Haynauer Straße 72A
12249 Berlin

(49) 30 76 883 300

Korea

Samaritan’s Purse Korea
13F, 47, Jong-ro, Jongno-gu
03160 Seoul

(82) 2 2105 1800

United Kingdom

Samaritan’s Purse International, Ltd.
Victoria House, Victoria Road
Buckhurst Hill, Essex IG9 5EX

(020) 8559 2044