Our Story

Our mission

Persecution Project Foundation provides active compassion for the persecuted. We bring crisis relief and spiritual hope to victims of civil war, genocide and religious persecution. We also provide on the ground assistance while restoring hope and rebuilding communities through the love of Christ.

Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him, “Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
-James 2:15-17

All who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted. –2 Timothy 3:12

God does not expect us to stop the violence. He does, however, expect us to do what we can for its victims.

Our History

The Persecution Project Foundation (PPF) was founded in 1997 by Brad Phillips for the purpose of mobilizing Christians to engage in Active Compassion for the Persecuted. In 1998, Brad travelled to war-ravaged Sudan and shot hours of video chronicling brutal persecution against Christians in Southern Sudan by the National Islamic Front government.

This began a long journey, taking PPF through virtually every corner of Southern Sudan. PPF helped local pastors plant churches, supported orphanages, provided emergency relief to refugees—and kept taking pictures.

In 2004, PPF expanded its work to include a growing number of refugees on the Darfur border fleeing the genocide further north. In 2009, the 100wellscampaign.com was started to provide safe, clean water to the marginalized in Sudan and South Sudan. In 2011, PPF began an intense campaign to assist Sudan’s largest Christian minority in the Nuba mountains of Southern Kordofan by founding savethenuba.com.

The work continues with the construction of the Jebel Lopit Training Center, Eastern Equatoria South Sudan, where next generation leaders will be trained to lead the world’s newest nation.

Please join us and use your community to serve their community by engaging in ACTIVE COMPASSION for the PERSECUTED.

About Brad Phillips

As a teenager, traveling throughout war-ravaged areas of Africa with his dad, Brad Phillips witnessed the reality of religious persecution in terms of blood, disease, starvation and death.

In 1997, he launched a grassroots effort to mobilize American Christians to intercede on behalf of the persecuted church in Africa. That campaign led to the founding of Persecution Project Foundation (PPF).

Committed to exposing religious and racial persecution in Africa, Brad has presented evidence to Members of Congress and the President of the United States and become a respected and reliable authority among the media—including CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBN, FOX News, The Washington Times and USA Today.

Witnessing firsthand the indescribable suffering of Christians in Southern Sudan, he knew he had to do more.

Operating out of a base camp in northern Kenya, Brad flew thousands of metric tons of emergency humanitarian relief to victims of persecution, ethnic cleansing and genocide throughout Southern Sudan, the Nuba mountains and Darfur—into what the U.N. categorized as “red no-go” areas.