Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the most commonly asked questions about Open Doors' relationship with Global Christian Relief (the organization that previously operated as Open Doors USA). If you have additional questions that aren't answered here, please contact us at or calling 1-800-896-5285.
Additionally, you can also give now to Open Doors’ field programs supporting the persecuted church in more than 70 countries. and sign up today to stay connected with Open Doors and the courageous faith of the persecuted church. 

After much prayer and discussion, the Open Doors International and Global Christian Relief boards agreed to separate in October 2022. You can read their joint statement here.

Over the years, the two ministries developed different ministry models and strategies to generate awareness, prayer and support for the persecuted church. The U.S. leadership team has created its own infrastructure and fieldwork, independent from the global Open Doors network.

As a result, there are two organizations working independently to support persecuted Christians where there was one before.

Open Doors continues to raise support and prayer in the U.S. through a new office fully dedicated to the mission and vision of its founder, Brother Andrew. Open Doors supports the world's largest covert network serving the persecuted church in more than 70 countries, forged over 68 years of courageous service. Open Doors is expanding this network to support the needs of increasing numbers of persecuted Christians.

Global Christian Relief continues to support persecuted Christians by delivering on-the-ground emergency relief for suffering believers and providing long-term support for the church in some of the most dangerous countries to follow Jesus, like Afghanistan, Pakistan, North Korea, Syria, Burkina Faso and so many more. Leveraging GCR's 50 years of experience, their vision is to create a movement of prayer and support for the suffering church to fuel the Great Commission.

For more information about Open Doors U.S., visit

For more information about Global Christian Relief, visit or

Both organizations are dedicated to supporting the global persecuted church. To learn more about the distinctives of Global Christian Relief and Open Doors US, please visit:
Global Christian Relief's "About Us" page

Open Doors U.S.'s "About Us" page

The former Open Doors USA office (who you may have donated to prior to Dec. 31, 2022) changed its name to Global Christian Relief on January 1, 2023.

Please note Global Christian Relief and Open Doors US are now separate organizations with their own independent projects and field programs.

If you were previously giving a monthly gift to Open Doors USA, your donation is supporting GCR programs serving the persecuted church but is not connected to the Open Doors network.

Please refer any questions about donations to Global Christian Relief by contacting or 888-524-2535.

Please refer any questions about donations to Open Doors US by contacting or calling 1-800-896-5285.

If you want to support Open Doors’ field programs serving the persecuted church, as you may have done in the past, you can continue to do so by making a new monthly or single gift here.

The boards of ODI and GCR have reached a final Agreement that concludes the process of separation that began in October 2022.

The boards agreed that both organizations should continue to communicate with supporters of the former Open Doors office in the USA. However, donors can easily opt-out of communications from either organization.

If you wish to change your communications preferences, please contact the relevant organization:

For Global Christian Relief: 1-888-524-2535 or

For Open Doors U.S.: 1-800-896-5285 or

Both organizations remain committed to your data protection and will not share your details with other organizations except for the reasons outlined in the respective privacy policies.

You can read the full Privacy Policies at the Open Doors U.S. website and the Global Christian Relief website.