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A Conference for Northern California Churches
March 4-6, 2021
Hosted at Redwood Chapel
19300 Redwood Rd.
Castro Valley, CA

Robert Ford

Voice Volunteer

The Voice Of The Martyrs

Bartlesville, OK


Robert Ford has presented on behalf of The Voice of The Martyrs for 10 years. Robert is a student of issues surrounding persecuted Christian brothers and sisters around the world. Robert regularly speaks on the topic of Christian persecution with churches, student groups, church conferences, bible study groups, schools, para-church organizations and civic groups. Robert has ministered to the Persecuted Church in Pakistan, Sri Lanka, the United Arab Emirates and Mexico.

2020 Workshop

Missions: Understanding the Reality and Relevance of Christian Persecution


Jesus told His disciples, “In this world you will have trouble…” (John 16:33). The Apostle Paul warned, “…all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted” (2 Tim. 3:12). Church history has shown this to be true. In fact, persecution has always been a normal part of being a Christian - for most Christians. And lest we suppose that the majority of Christian persecution occurred in earlier, less sophisticated times, a review of the 20th and 21st Centuries shows that persecution of Christ followers is growing; in both sheer numbers and in intensity. As church leaders, educators and volunteers who minister in areas where persecution is not something with which we have to contend, it is important for us to understand and to be equipped to explain the reality and the relevance of persecution in the lives of our brothers and sisters around the world. It is important for us to understand where persecution of Christians occurs and what constitutes persecution. It is also important that we understand why God allows persecution to exist and how God uses the effects of persecution to strengthen, grow and even bless the Church. There is much to be learned from the example of our persecuted brothers and sisters; lessons of endurance, forgiveness and spiritual maturity that results from remaining faithful in times of persecution. We also need to be aware of what we can do to help our persecuted brothers and sisters around the world. This workshop will be repeated on Friday at 12:00 in WC215.

Workshop Handouts: Understanding the Reality and Relevance of Christian Persecution (docx)