Author Archives: Pastor Foley

About Pastor Foley

The Reverend Dr. Eric Foley is CEO and Co-Founder, with his wife Dr. Hyun Sook Foley, of Voice of the Martyrs Korea, supporting the work of persecuted Christians in North Korea and around the world and spreading their discipleship practices worldwide. He is the former International Ambassador for the International Christian Association, the global fellowship of Voice of the Martyrs sister ministries. Pastor Foley is a much sought after speaker, analyst, and project consultant on the North Korean underground church, North Korean defectors, and underground church discipleship. He and Dr. Foley oversee a far-flung staff across Asia that is working to help North Koreans and Christians everywhere grow to fullness in Christ. He earned the Doctor of Management at Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management in Cleveland, Ohio.

What I hope for from South Korea’s new president

As a “non-state actor” (more on this term in a moment) who faced criminal charges during the Moon administration for my North Korea-related work, I was asked shortly after the May 10 election of Yoon Suk Yeol whether I was … Continue reading

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Four Protestant churches are currently experiencing harassment by officials in areas now under Russian control, Voice of the Martyrs Korea has confirmed. The organization is also investigating reports of two pastors from the region currently being held without charge in … Continue reading

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Ukraine: Christians in Mariupol and Donetsk region risk their safety to reconnect during war

Khartsyzsk, a city in the Donetsk region, is only 130 kilometers from Mariupol. But for the past eight years, with the areas under separate control and travel between them tightly regulated, Christians in the two cities may as well have … Continue reading

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