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.

By the year 2030, we aim to achieve…

  • 10,000 Mobile Messengers trained, equipped, and working in the field
  • 10,000 communities transformed by evangelism, church planting, and relief & development
  • 1,000,000 new followers of Jesus every year

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Our Purpose

We exist to accelerate the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the unreached and underserved.

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Our Mission

Open Eyes equips local leaders called Mobile Messengers for Evangelism, Church Planting, and Relief & Development.

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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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 - Open Eyes

Denny Mathews



Jan Harrison

Jan Harrison

Author & Speaker

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 Trammel

Manager, Beacon Investments


Mary Nunn - Open Eyes

Mary Nunn

Operations Manager

Wesley Varughese

Project & Systems Analyst


Global Ministry Partner


Global Ministry Strategist

Elisa Allred - Open Eyes

Elisa Allred

Donor Ambassador

Phil Younis - Open Eyes

Phil Younis

Donor Ambassador

Susan Younis - Open Eyes

Susan Younis

Donor Ambassador