About


Who is BGR?

Baptist Global Response (BGR) is a disaster relief and community development organization with a heart for helping people in desperate need. We seek to demonstrate the love of God so that people in need have the opportunity to experience the full and meaningful lives God created them to enjoy. Our desire is to see people live their lives with hope and peace, inspired to raise their families in confidence, build their communities with dignity and share this life with others.

BGR and its partners respond to people with critical needs, whether those needs arise from chronic conditions—like extreme poverty, contaminated water, or endemic hunger—or acute crises—such as natural disaster, personal trauma, or social upheaval.

BGR undergirds the work of Southern Baptists worldwide and partners with others who are like-minded. Baptist Global Response is not an official entity of the Southern Baptist Convention, but it is rooted in the soil of Southern Baptist life and committed to helping Southern Baptists who care connect with people in need around the world.

A Place to Lay Their Heads: Household items help refugee family find rest

Labib and Bushra’s sons have a pillow under their heads and they’re sleeping peacefully. When they fled as refugees, a hard floor was the best these parents could give. You helped them give their family a sense of safety.

A Husband for Purnima: Training center gives woman a job and a wedding

At the training center you supported, Purnima used to be another girl just trying to earn enough to get by. Now, she’s a full-time staff member, and the center even helped her marry the man she wanted.

Wonder Woman: How a wife and mother transformed her family and community

Wife, mother, farmer, secretary, entrepreneur…At 54, Lualhati is changing her world and inspiring others to do the same!