Care for orphans and hurting childrenread more
OUR 3 A's
Advocacy is working through government leaders (US Congress, State Deptartment, and the White House) to change legislation, bring pressure on persecuting countries, or to secure the release of the imprisoned.
Who We Are
ICC acts as a bridge between believers in free countries and believers in persecuted countries. This bridge carries encouragement, prayers and aid in while news, requests, and love flow back over the bridge. The bridge also allows for the voices and concerns of the persecuted to be heard by the Church so that we might move the rest of the world to action on their behalf.
Since 1995, we have been assisting the worldwide persecuted Christian church by providing Assistance, Awareness, and Advocacy (see our work), and striving to be faithful to our Lord and to our donors.
ICC was founded by Steve Snyder who began serving the persecuted Church in 1986 when he assumed the presidency of CSI-USA (Christian Solidarity Intl. USA Division). In 1995, ICC was birthed out of CSI and became a completely independent organization. Steve passed away suddenly in 2002 and was succeeded by Jeff King who was called to ICC by a dream. Jeff came to ICC after spending years in the banking industry and from serving 11 years with Campus Crusade for Christ.
Current Board Members
Helping All Christians
We are non-denominational and will assist all persecuted Christians who affirm the Apostles’ Creed and believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God. This includes Protestants, Catholics, and Orthodox believers. The persecuted church cannot easily afford to be isolated based on denominational differences, and we feel a Biblical mandate to support all who confess Christ as Lord, understanding that there are significant theological differences between denominations and traditions. We acknowledge and accept the differences, but feel we must pull together to support and defend the weakest members of our family. . .the persecuted.
Support wives and children of imprisoned or martyed pastorsread more
Spread the gospel by supporting underground pastorsread more
Save women from abduction and sexual exploitationread more
Help rebuild communities devastated by persecutionread more
Other Projectsother projects
ICC is constantly monitoring the state of Christian persecution in countries around the world and looking for ways that we can act as bridge between our supporters and the persecuted church. Beyond the projects you see above, we are working in many other areas to provide practical assistance to our brothers and sisters in Christ. View our other projects page to understand more of our work and keep up to date on our current projects.