Christian Freedom International (CFI) aids, equips and advocates for Christians who are oppressed or persecuted for their faith.
CFI provides spiritual and physical help for suffering Christians to live in the dignity of God’s love and rise above their circumstances.
CFI offers ways for Christians to ease the burdens of persecuted Christians through prayer, action, and giving.
Since 1998, Christian Freedom International has been on the forefront in the battle for the rights of persecuted Christians around the world. CFI has come to the aid of thousands of suffering men, women, and children through the distribution of food, water, medicine, clothing, Bibles, and other basic supplies in countries where persecution is most intense. CFI has built field hospitals, schools in refugee camps, Bible Schools, and Centers to aid disabled Christians. But CFI’s work is not limited to the distribution of relief aid. Over the years, CFI has consistently remained active as a “voice for the voiceless” in Washington, DC, providing political advocacy and practical grassroots action on behalf of the millions of Christians who routinely suffer for their faith.
The CFI logo is of a lone CFI Backpack medic delivering aid to Christians in the war-zones of Burma. In 1998, CFI pioneered the backpack medic program and the lifesaving work has continued ever since.
CFI is a low overhead organization comprised of a dedicated team of Christian men and women with a passion to serve the Persecuted Church around the world.
2021 Total Contribution: $1,132,337
2021 Ministry Expenses: $913,376
Total Ministry Expenses
Statement of Faith
We believe the Bible is the inspired, infallible, authoritative Word of God.
We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity and humanity of Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His present rule as Head of the Church and in His personal return in power and glory.
We believe salvation is a free gift of God not based on works and is received through faith in Christ’s finished work on the cross as payment for our sin.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved, to eternal life, and the lost, to eternal punishment.
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ and we believe that all people are equal before God and made in His image.
Wendy Wright (CFI President and CEO)
Wendy Wright began her leadership of the ministry of Christian Freedom International in 2017, after serving on the Board of CFI since 2011.
Wendy’s work to protect “the least of these,” people whose lives are endangered or at risk of exploitation, has influenced decision-makers from religious and civic leaders, parents and teens, medical professionals, business owners, UN diplomats, Congressmen, and the White House.
Wendy gained national attention on a variety of issues, including defending unborn children, challenging the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) on controversial drugs for women and children, U.S. ratification of UN human rights treaties, and protecting patients’ and medical professionals’ right of conscience. She has trained leaders of civic organizations in Mexico, briefed Spain’s political leaders on successful pro-life policies, and taught at a Bible school in Sri Lanka.
Wendy has testified at U.S. Congressional hearings and state legislatures, addressed UN meetings, briefed European legislators and Latin American leaders, and gained UN accreditation for two non-governmental organizations. She has been an expert speaker at numerous conferences, college classes and teen camps.
Wendy knows what it is to suffer for her faith, she was sentenced, twice, to six months in jail for praying and declining to promise to not do it again. Her cases, based on freedom of religion and speech, were decided by the U.S. Supreme Court and several state courts.
Wendy formerly served as president of Concerned Women for America. She has appeared in every major newspaper, TV and radio network, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, LA Times, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX News, NPR and many others. Her editorials have been published in the Washington Post, Christianity Today, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Ethics and Medics Journal, American Spectator, Washington Times, Human Events, American Thinker, The Hill and elsewhere.
Abroad there are many dedicated, courageous, competent staff members in countries where CFI work is ongoing who deliver medicine, educate children, deliver Bibles, and lift up the name of Jesus Christ under very dangerous and trying circumstances. We do not disclose their names for their own safety.
Wendy Wright, President / CEO
Lisa Poths, Vice-President / CFO
Carol Hoopes, Accounts / CDO
Brent Meyers*, Chairman
Wendy Wright, President
Kerstin Liebner*, RN, MSN Vice-Chair/Treasurer
Brandon Haase*, Secretary
Michael G. Forrester, M.D. *
H. Paul Thompson, Jr., Ph.D. *
* Independent Voting Members
Dr. Michael Farris, Chairman of the Board Emeritus
Will Buehler, Board Member Emeritus
Ann Buwalda, Jubilee Campaign