Mission & Values

We exist to rescue and restore victims of sexual slavery through the love and power of Jesus Christ.

We Believe…

each individual has been created by God with purpose and the innate abilities to accomplish that purpose.

We Recognize…

that the primary role of the local, national and global community of faith in the rescue and restoration process.

We Provide…

global awareness and opportunities for concerned partners to bring freedom to those imprisoned in slavery.


Ministry to sexually exploited persons and those at high risk is…


Christ-centered • Spirit-empowered • Church-based • Holistic • Collaborative

 Our Story



Our ministry began in 1997 when K.K. Devaraj and team members from Bombay Teen Challenge went to Falkland Road in the red-light district of Mumbai, India, with a passion to reach a young generation ensnared by drugs, gangs, and prostitution.


Their team was stunned to find an estimated 100,000 women and children living in slavery…

many of whom had been sold by their impoverished families from North India and Nepal.

In this first encounter, over 100 women were challenged to new life in Jesus Christ. However because they were in slavery they could not leave, but instead they asked K.K. Deveraj to take 37 of their little daughters to a place of safety in order to prevent them from a life of prostitution.

So out of that night Project Rescue and Bombay Teen Challenge created a safe aftercare home. The shelter became a secure environment where meals were shared, homework completed, clean beds provided. Most importantly the children were introduced to a heavenly Father who loves them and has good purposes for them.

Last year, Project Rescue ministered to over 37,000 women and children impacted by sexual slavery. In India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Moldova, Tajikistan, Spain and France Project Rescue partners work to bring the love of Jesus Christ to prostituted women and children at risk. Through aftercare homes, vocational training, after-school programs, night care shelters, HIV/Aids and medical clinics, red light district churches and Sunday schools, and awareness and prevention programs women and children are being rescued and restored.

Over the past 20 years Project Rescue has seen God miraculously work on behalf of women and children in the darkness of sexual slavery. The strongest ministry staff today are former madams and young women who themselves found freedom up to 20 years ago through the ministry.

Join with us on the journey as women and children find true freedom and healing in Christ!

Our Team

By the Numbers…


International Staff



National Full Time


National Volunteer


National Leadership

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National Part Time

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Staff in the U.S.

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U.S. Overseas Staff

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U.S. Stateside Staff


U.S. Resource Office Staff

Thank you for joining with us, our Project Rescue colleagues, and our partners in prayer and action. May God give us a million daughters – and sons – from slavery who will become courageous followers of Jesus, fulfilling His healing liberating mission in their nations.
— David & Beth Grant / Co-Founders and Directors
David Grant , co-founder

David Grant, co-founder

Beth Grant , co-founder & executive director

Beth Grant, co-founder & executive director

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K.K. Devaraj , founder & executive director of Bombay Teen Challenge, Project Rescue India Coordinator

K.K. Devaraj, founder & executive director of Bombay Teen Challenge, Project Rescue India Coordinator

Jonathan Barratt , executive director of Project Rescue Foundation

Jonathan Barratt, executive director of Project Rescue Foundation

Jennifer Barratt , Project Rescue Resource Office Coordinator

Jennifer Barratt, Project Rescue Resource Office Coordinator


Our Ministry Team

Note: Some site leaders are not pictured due to security concerns. 



Project Rescue is fulfilling the mandate of Isaiah 58:6, ‘Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke.

Hal Donaldson
Founder and Director of Convoy of Hope


“Human trafficking is one of the great scourges of our time. David and Beth Grant and Project Rescue provide a valuable service to girls and children by giving them HOPE that can only be found in Jesus and the life-giving message of the Gospel. This is a trustworthy ministry that is worth supporting.”

Omar Beiler
Eurasia Regional Director


“We are honored to partner with Project Rescue in ministering to victims rescued from sexual slavery. Project Rescue’s emphasis on providing physical, mental, and spiritual restoration means that those under their care can learn to live in freedom and with a sense of purpose in Christ.”

Dominic Yeo
Senior Pastor at Trinity Christian Centre in Singapore


“I have had the privilege of working with Project Rescue for many years. They are truly making a difference in the world by impacting human trafficking. I love how they are so thoroughly involved from start to finish to minister in the lives of those rescued.”

Dary Northrop
Senior Pastor at Timberline Church in Fort Collins, CO


“Recently I visited with a woman who had received ministry in a Project Rescue home. I’ll never forget her asking me, “Would I be accepted in your church?” That day the issue of human trafficking became a person. I don’t just want to partner with Project Rescue; I must partner with Project Rescue to see hurting women find hope, healing, and restoration.”

Rod Loy
Senior Pastor at First Assembly in Little Rock, AR

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PO Box 922 Springfield, MO 65801 • Office 417-833-5564  • Fax 417-833-5568