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.

Our Approach

Hardest to reach places with long-term investment

Local leaders equipped with training and trasportation

Holistic transformation of live and communities

Open Eyes equips local leaders called Mobile Messengers™ for…


Church Planting

Relief and Development


At Open Eyes, Christ’s love compels us to share the Good News. More than 3 billion people in the world still haven’t heard the Gospel, and we aim to change that. Evangelism is at the heart of what we do: we desire to see lives and communities transformed as we care for people on the margins. To accomplish this, we equip local leaders called Mobile Messengers™ with the training and transportation necessary to travel to remote areas around the world, bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ. We are driven by building relationships and engaging people where they are.

And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is why the Scriptures say, “How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring good news!” — Romans 10:15

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Church Planting

Our Mobile Messengers™ serve their communities by evangelizing and planting churches. We equip local churches with the tools and resources to flourish and support their congregations. Right now, we have over 3,000 churches in the Open Eyes network and have seen over 32,000 new believers baptized into the faith. Our aim is to plant and support churches that are missional in focus, baptizing believers and impacting communities.

Feed and shepherd God’s flock—his church, purchased with his own blood—over which the Holy Spirit has appointed you as leaders. — Acts 20:28

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Relief and Development

We believe that by serving people in tangible ways, we demonstrate the whole Gospel for the whole person. Our relief and development projects seek to bring holistic transformation to communities that urgently need long-term support. One way we accomplish this is through developing Life Centers in areas of great need. These Life Centers provide medical care and economic support and jobs training, while fostering spiritual formation.

Our people must learn to do good by meeting the urgent needs of others. — Titus 3:14

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Our Values


Trusting in God the Father, we cultivate transparent and authentic relationships with our teammates, partners, and investors. We are committed to integrity and honesty.


Walking with Christ Jesus, we have a long-term vision for holistic kingdom impact as we serve the hardest areas on earth. We are resilient, joyful, and persistent under trial.


Led by the Holy Spirit, we aim to see lives and communities transformed—materially and eternally­­­—by the Gospel. We equip local leaders and churches to become agents of transformation.

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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

Josh Dorminy Headshot

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