About Us


Our vision is a world that is full of hope where physical needs are met and hearts are surrendered to Jesus Christ.


“HHI is the vehicle through which Christians in the U.S. can be the hands and feet of Jesus to the world.”


Our mission is to aid, equip, and empower those in need around the world in the name of Jesus Christ so they might experience God’s healing grace.

We fulfill this mission through these programs:


Jesus Christ is Lord of our lives and the ministry of Healing Hands International belongs to him. Our love for Him compels us to love others and honor him in what we do. "And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him." - Colossians 3:17
At Healing Hands International, we treat our donors, volunteers, staff, and partners at home and abroad with honesty and transparency, never compromising the truth. "For we are taking pains to do what is right, not only in the eyes of the Lord but also in the eyes of man." - II Corinthians 8:21
With a spirit of love and unity, we work with our constituents to determine how best to meet the physical and spiritual needs of those we serve. "May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ." - Romans 15:5-6
We strive for excellence as measured by how well our actions and decisions conform to the most excellent example ever set: the life and teaching of Jesus Christ. "He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?" - Micah 6:8



In 1991, Dr. Randy Steger, marketing professor at Lipscomb University, presented a proposal to his students to do a different type of project for the end of the semester. He suggested they seek to meet the mounting needs for medical supplies and equipment in the former Soviet Union and other Eastern European nations. This humanitarian work would utilize the energy and abilities of the students to make a significant difference in the lives of others. The class was ready for the challenge.

They determined to secure three to four suitcases filled with medical supplies and equipment to send overseas with missionaries. They ended up being quite successful! Lipscomb finally had to ask them to leave campus because the donated supplies were taking over the auditorium! The day they packed up to leave campus, they were able to fill two tractor trailers with all of the donated items.

Through this urgent need for humanitarian relief, the students organized the Healing Hands ministry, which was later incorporated as Healing Hands International in 1993. Since acquiring a 501c3 status in 1996, the Lord has truly blessed this work and HHI (as we now know it) has been able to ship to more than 75 countries.

The need has been established. The pipeline of resources has been tapped. What was once an idea has become a tool to aid, equip, and empower people suffering throughout the world. Most importantly, this ministry has proven to be an excellent way to give glory to God and bring recognition to the local church.