For more than 50 years, The Voice of the Martyrs has been standing with persecuted Christians around the world.
The Voice of the Martyrs is a nonprofit, interdenominational Christian missions organization dedicated to serving our persecuted family worldwide through practical and spiritual assistance and leading other members of the body of Christ into fellowship with them.
VOM was founded in 1967 by Pastor Richard Wurmbrand, who was imprisoned for 14 years in Communist Romania for his faith in Christ; his wife, Sabina, was imprisoned three years. In 1965 they were ransomed out of Romania, and soon thereafter they established the global network of missions of which VOM is a part. The Wurmbrands based these missions on Hebrews 13:3, which instructs us to “Remember the prisoners as if chained with them—those who are mistreated—since you yourselves are in the body also.”
The Voice of the Martyrs continues this mission around the world today through the following purposes:
1. To encourage and empower Christians to fulfill the Great Commission in areas of the world where they are persecuted for sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.
2. To provide practical relief and spiritual support to the families of Christian martyrs.
3. To equip persecuted Christians to love and win to Christ those who are opposed to the gospel in their part of the world.
4. To undertake projects of encouragement, helping believers rebuild their lives and Christian witness in countries where they have formerly suffered oppression.
5. To promote the fellowship of all believers by informing the world of the faith and courage of persecuted Christians, thereby inspiring believers to a deeper level of commitment to Christ and involvement in His Great Commission.
VOM Radio is a weekly, half-hour program where VOM’s Todd Nettleton interviews courageous Christians who serve and live in countries and communities where the Gospel is violently opposed. These brave believers share their stories with joy and tears, conviction and compassion as they tell how the Gospel changes lives and how Christians faithfully and joyfully serve Christ, in spite of hardships and persecution.
To learn more about the ministry and sign up for VOM’s free, award-winning monthly newsletter, visit www.persecution.com.
About Todd Nettleton
Todd Nettleton is the Chief of Media Relations and Message Integration for The Voice of the Martyrs—USA and the host of The Voice of the Martyrs Radio. Todd serves as a voice for persecuted Christians, working with the media to tell people in the United States about the faithfulness of Christ’s followers in 70+ nations where they face persecution for wearing His name.
During 20+ years serving at VOM, Todd has traveled the world and conducted face-to-face interviews with hundreds of Christians who’ve endured persecution in more than 30 nations. He has been interviewed more than 2,900 times by various media outlets, including CNN, The Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, the BBC, Moody Broadcast Network, Christian Broadcasting Network, Newsweek, The Voice of America, Mission Network News and Trinity Broadcasting Network.
In 2014 VOM launched a weekly radio program, which Todd hosts and produces. Guests have included Christians persecuted for their faith and family members of Christians martyred for following Christ. In 2016, the show was named Radio Program of the Year by National Religious Broadcasters (NRB). It airs weekly on more than 950 radio stations, and the podcast version reached #1 on iTunes’ “Religion and Spirituality” podcast chart. You can learn more at www.VOMRadio.net.
Todd was part of the writing team for four VOM books, including the best-selling Extreme Devotion and 2007’s FOXE: Voices of the Martyrs. He was the principal writer for VOM’s 2009 book about the church in North Korea, RESTRICTED NATIONS: North Korea. He’s spoken at dozens of VOM Advance conferences all over the United States.
A former sports writer, Todd is a graduate of Bartlesville Wesleyan College (now Oklahoma Wesleyan University). He has done postgraduate study at the University of Oklahoma.
The son of missionary parents, Todd did part of his growing up in Papua New Guinea, and the rest in Southern California.
Todd and his wife, Charlotte, have two grown sons and two daughters-in-law. In his spare time, Todd enjoys reading, writing, music, travel and sports, including serving as commissioner of a fantasy football league. In 2015 he ran his first half-marathon.
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