MISSIONThe mission of Christian Freedom International is to help Christians who are persecuted and suffering for their faith in Jesus Christ. We are a non-denominational human rights organization providing real solutions to conditions of oppression and misery caused by religious persecution. We reach the part of the persecuted Church that is the most repressed, most at risk, and most isolated. In areas of disaster, we provide immediate relief to Christians, and their communities, who are ignored by conventional aid organizations. It is our privilege to minister to the Persecuted through Bible distribution, medical aid, resettlement assistance, advocacy, asylum case-work, and aid to the disabled; to sponsor schools, vocational training, and self-help initiatives; to provide these services at no charge by CFI staff and volunteers. It is our goal to work together with Christians at home to ease the burdens of our struggling brethren around the world.
Since 1998, Christian Freedom International has been on the forefront in the battle for the rights of persecuted Christians around the world. CFI has come to the aid of thousands of suffering men, women, and children through the distribution of food, water, medicine, clothing, Bibles, and other basic supplies in countries where persecution is most intense. CFI has built field hospitals, schools in refugee camps, Bible Schools, and Centers to aid disabled Christians. But CFI’s work is not limited to the distribution of relief aid. Over the years, CFI has consistently remained active as a “voice for the voiceless” in Washington, DC, providing political advocacy and practical grassroots action on behalf of the millions of Christians who routinely suffer for their faith.
The CFI logo is of a lone CFI Backpack medic delivering aid to Christians in the war-zones of Burma. In 1998, CFI pioneered the backpack medic program and the lifesaving work has continued ever since.
Statement Of Faith
Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering. Hebrews 13:3
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful men regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
CFI Staff & Board
CFI is a low overhead organization comprised of a dedicated team of Christian men and women with a passion to serve the Persecuted Church around the world.
- Jim Jacobson, President
- Lisa Jones, Executive Director
- Kelly Davis, Graphic Artist & Visual Media Specialist
- Patty Callihan, Office Manager
- Jack Kinney, The Freedom Inn Director
- Benjamin Duff, Web Administrator
There are many dedicated, courageous, competent staff members in countries where CFI work is ongoing who deliver medicine, educate children, deliver Bibles, and lift up the name of Jesus Christ under very dangerous and trying circumstances. We do not disclose their names for their own safety.
- Jeffrey Plummer, CLU, CFS,* Chairman of the Board
- Nathaniel Moffat,* Vice Chairman of the Board
- Jim Jacobson, President
- Lisa Jones, Board Secretary/Treasurer
- Paul Behrends *
- Michael G. Forrester, M.D.*
- Wendy Wright *
- Will Buehler *
- Kerstin Liebner RN, MSN *
- Brent Meyers*
*Independent Voting Members
- Ambassador Faith Whittlesey, Chairman of the Board Emeritus
- Dr. Michael Farris, Chairman of the Board Emeritus
- U.S. Senator Don Nickles