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Who is World Refugee Care?

Refugee Family

There are more than 70 directives throughout God's Word about how His people are to treat aliens, strangers, and refugees. Yet so often, these directives go largely ignored because of fear, ignorance, or downright apathy.

Founded in 2014, World Refugee Care is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in the United States that reaches out to immigrants and refugees around the world to bring holistic healing and restoration in the name of Jesus Christ.

Jesus had great passion for refugees—partly because He became one when He fled His homeland with His family for fear of being killed (Matthew 2:13-15). Our goal is to emulate His heart for these broken and hurting families by demonstrating His love and sharing His grace to those who are desperate for it.

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Our Mission

By partnering with friends like you, World Refugee Care joins God as He rebuilds the broken lives of refugees in the United States and around the world. We do this by sharing the grace of God compassionately and showing the love of God holistically to internally and externally displaced persons impacted by war, famine, poverty, and persecution.

As we partner with generous friends like you meet their physical and spiritual needs, our prayer is that these refugees would see the love of God in action, respond to His grace by placing their faith in Jesus Christ, and experience healing and renewal by the power of His Spirit.

"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in," Matthew 25:35

"The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor." Luke 4:18-19

Our Work

Compassionate Global Renewal

Pastor Jalil Dawood fled his homeland in Iraq in 1982 during the war with Iran. After beginning a new life in the United States, Jalil made it his mission to feed and clothe physically and spiritually hungry refugees in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.

Today, Jalil's vision of helping rebuild broken refugee lives continues through World Refugee Care. With the help of friends like you, WRC brings hope and healing to some of the most vulnerable displaced families in areas like the Middle East, Africa, and Europe.

This work is only made possible by your prayers and gifts. So thank you for your partnership to help rebuild broken lives all over the world!

Jalil's Story

Dr. Jalil Dawood was born in Baghdad, Iraq, and came to the US as a refugee in 1982. After resettling into his new life in the US, he earned his bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Texas at Dallas, his master’s degree in Cross-Cultural Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary, and his doctorate from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Since then, Jalil has served as pastor of the Arabic church of Dallas, Texas, and founded World Refugee Care, a Gospel-centered organization that helps refugees rebuild their lives at various stages of resettlement through...

  • - Planting and supporting a network of refugee house churches serving persecuted believers
  • - Distributing CarePacks Rilled with necessities and Arabic Gospel materials
  • - Proclaiming the Good News to groups of refugees through dynamic on-the-ground ministry

Through these outreaches, Jalil has made an incredible impact on Muslim and persecuted Christian refugees alike. Tens of thousands of displaced families have been served— and many have embraced faith in Jesus Christ.

Jalil recently expanded his dynamic outreach by launching his SAT-7 network program, Stranger on the Earth, where he brings biblical teaching in the Arabic language to millions of homes in the Middle East.

In 2016, Jalil authored his short biography, The Refugee, in which he shares his personal story of finding refuge. And in 2022, Jalil co-authored Sola Scriptura, a training resource to help equip Christian leaders from Arab backgrounds and beyond.

Jalil has authored opinion pieces for, as well as appeared on networks like CBN, Elevate Christian Network, and others.

For more information about Dr. Jalil Dawood or to schedule an interview, contact him at [email protected] today!

Thank you for considering a gift today to help reach out to the "least of these" through World Refugee Care!

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Our Board of Directors

Steve Yount

Bill Biesel

Mike Neukum

Jalil Dawood

Robert Johnson

Clint Lyons

World Refugee Care Executive Director Jalil Dawood, has a bachelor degree from the University of Texas at Dallas with a double major in social studies and business. He also has a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary in Cross Culture Studies, and is the Senior Pastor of the Arabic Church of Dallas.


Contact Us

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You can also send mail to:
World Refugee Care
PO Box 863612
Plano, TX 75086
Or contact us directly by email or phone
[email protected]

(469) 573-4290