Samaritan’s Purse

Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.


Our History

Samaritan’s Purse was founded by Bob Pierce in 1970 with the goal of “meeting emergency needs in crisis areas through existing evangelical mission agencies and national churches.” In 1975, Franklin Graham joined Pierce as he traveled to some of the world’s neediest mission fields. On this trip, God captured Graham’s heart for missions, and after Pierce died of leukemia in 1978, Graham became the President and Chairman of the Board of Samaritan’s Purse. Over the past 45 years, he has led the ministry in following the Biblical example of the Good Samaritan all across the globe.

Our Mission

After sharing the story of the Good Samaritan, Jesus said “Go and do likewise.” That is the mission of Samaritan’s Purse—to follow the example of Christ by helping those in need and proclaiming the hope of the Gospel.

Our Values

Five distinct objectives founded on biblical principles guide the work of Samaritan’s Purse:

  • Proclaim the Gospel – Exalt Christ and share the Gospel while working in His Name around the world. (Romans 1:16)
  • Serve with Excellence – Exceed the world’s standard while serving the purposes of God’s kingdom. (Colossians 3:23-24)
  • Respond with Compassionate Action – Expedite our response to needs as the Lord reveals opportunities to minister. (Luke 10:33-37)
  • Demonstrate Biblical Integrity – Exhibit integrity and Christ-like character personally, at home and work. (Psalm 119:1)
  • Walk in Bold Faith – Expect God to do the impossible. (Matthew 19:26)

What We Do

Samaritan’s Purse, headed by Franklin Graham, is an international Christian relief and evangelism organization working in more than 100 countries to provide aid to victims of war, disease, disaster, poverty, famine and persecution. For more information on our projects, visit

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