How one young man turned his compassion into action.

When James Harrison left the comforts of his home to join relief efforts in East Africa, his eyes were opened.

James’ heart was moved by the dedication of local pastors to take the Good News of the Gospel to their own people — sometimes traveling days on foot to reach those in need.

Though James left us too soon, his legacy lives on through Open Eyes’ Mobile Messengers™, who accelerate the message of Jesus Christ to the underserved peoples of the world.

We believe every Christian has a part to play in sharing the Gospel with others who haven’t been reached yet. That’s why, over the last decade, Open Eyes has connected donors to the world’s most difficult places, where Open Eyes Mobile Messengers™ are delivering the Gospel to unreached and underserved people every day.

2030 Goals

  • 10,000 Mobile Messengers™ trained, equipped, and working in the field
  • 25 Life Centers transforming lives & communities
  • 30 countries expanding our reach and mission.

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Our Purpose

To accelerate the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the unreached and under-served.

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Our Mission

To equip local leaders and churches with transportation and resources needed to bring about holistic and eternal transformation of lives and communities.

Our Statement of Faith

We Believe…

…in the Holy Scriptures as originally given by God, divinely inspired, infallible, entirely trustworthy; and the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct…

One God, eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit…

Our Lord Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh, His virgin birth, His sinless human life, His divine miracles, His vicarious and atoning death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension, His mediatorial work, and His Personal return in power and glory…

The Salvation of lost and sinful man through the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ by faith apart from works, and regeneration by the Holy Spirit…

The Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the believer is enabled to live a holy life, to witness and work for the Lord Jesus Christ…

The Unity of the Spirit of all true believers, the Church, the Body of Christ…

The Resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

In addition to our Statement of Faith, we affirm the Lausanne Covenant (1974) and look to it for wisdom and guidance in our faith and practice.

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See the Need

The stories on our blog show how Open Eyes donors are sending Mobile Messengers™ and meeting needs around East Africa and South Asia. Be encouraged and inspired as you read, and join our Open Eyes Prayer Team in praying for current needs.

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Answer the Call

Your donation makes a greater impact in the field because we partner with local leaders who already understand local languages and ways of life, and are accustomed to living at local economic standards.

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Experience the Transformation

There’s no substitute for personal experience. Join Open Eyes on an upcoming vision trip to see firsthand where we work, spend time with our fearless Mobile Messengers™, and meet the beautiful people we are taking the Gospel to every day.

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Our Leadership


Frank Harrison

Frank Harrison

Co-Founder, Open Eyes Chairman & CEO, Coca-Cola Consolidated

Denny Mathews



Jan Harrison

Jan Harrison

Author & Speaker

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Josh Dorminy

SVP Assistant to Chairman and CEO, Coca-Cola Consolidated

Mark Conklin

Mark Conklin

Founder, Wise Counsel Inc.

Bill Jones

Dr. William Jones

Chancellor, Columbia International University

Larry Griffith

Larry Griffith

CEO, Corporate Chaplains of America

Jim McBride

Jim McBride

Executive Pastor, Sherwood Baptist Church

Simon Kariuki

Simon Kariuki

Founder, Cities of Refuge Ministries

Caroline Trammel

Caroline Trammell

VP of Operations, Beacon Investments


Alex Lim

Chief Operating Officer

Mary Nunn

Director of Global Operations

Tiffany Holland

Director of Advancement and Marketing

Scott Hirsch

Director of Advancement

Carlos Morales

Director of Ministries Latin America


Director of Life Centers

Wendy Der

Director of Spiritual Formation

Wesley Varughese

Operations Manager

Margaret Burton

Executive Assistant

Ciera McElroy

Communications Coordinator

Jeff Coons

Creative Lead

Phil Younis - Open Eyes

Phil Younis

Donor Ambassador

Susan Younis - Open Eyes

Susan Younis

Donor Ambassador

Elisa Allred - Open Eyes

Elisa Allred

Donor Ambassador