Bio: David Curry

President and CEO, Open Doors USA

Open Doors USA President and CEO David Curry advocates on behalf of those who are persecuted for their Christian faith. He provides leadership to Open Doors USA on its mission to strengthen and equip Christians living under extreme restrictions, while encouraging them to remain strong in their faith.

For more than 60 years, Open Doors has worked in the world's most oppressive countries, empowering and equipping persecuted Christians in more than 60 countries by providing Bibles, training, and programs to help women and children who have been marginalized because of their beliefs and status in society, as well as helping to restore communities that have been targets of persecution. For 25 years Open Doors has published its World Watch List, a ranking of the top 50 countries where it is most difficult and dangerous to live as a Christian.

Since joining Open Doors USA in August 2013, Curry has traveled overseas to encourage those living under persecution and to support the work Open Doors. He appears frequently on Fox News and is a regular contributor to HuffPost. Curry has also been published or featured in CBS News, CNN, The Washington Post, USA Today, Christianity Today, The Christian Post and other news outlets.

Curry previously served as CEO and president at Christian organizations that serve the homeless and neglected children in several countries, including India and Peru.

Curry is the author of four books: First Aid for Enablers, It's Not How Far You Fall It's How High You Bounce, God Plays Golf and Change Your World!.

Curry holds a bachelor's degree from Northwest University in Seattle and an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Faith Evangelical College and Seminary based in Tacoma, Washington. Based in Santa Ana, California, Curry and his wife have two children.