Helen Todd is the co-founder of World Missions Alliance and has served in the position of the Vice President since 1999.

Helen Todd is:

Helen grew up in the Soviet Union. Her great grandfather, officer of the White Army, mysteriously disappeared in Russia’s Civil War fighting Communists. His wife spent 7 years in Stalin’s Gulags and his daughter survived by escaping to Georgia. Helen was raised as an atheist. At the age of 14 she received Christ through a Gospel tract smuggled into the Soviet Union by American missionaries.

While studying engineering in Moscow, Helen Todd met her future husband Chuck in the years of the collapse of the Soviet Union. During the Russian Coup of 1993 when the Communist Parliament members occupied the White House, Chuck saved Helen’s life when she was accidentally caught in a crossfire. They have been married since 1993 and have two sons, Phillip and Spencer.

Together with Chuck, Helen founded World Missions Alliance in 1999, with a vision of giving people in the “closed countries” the same opportunity that was given to her through a Gospel tract – an encounter with Jesus.  Helen has traveled to some of the most difficult areas for Christianity and has witnessed how the Gospel transforms individual lives and communities.

In April 2004 during the Fallujah crisis, Chuck and Helen found themselves trapped in a deserted hotel in Baghdad. After the insurgents announced the bounty of $20,000 for each American hostage, they faced the danger of kidnapping and death. In a dramatic escape on a chartered airplane, they safely returned home. This is just one of many riveting stories that have built her unwavering faith and resilient hope in God’s protection and provision.

Helen is a gifted communicator who speaks three languages and connects easily with her audience. Her messages are illustrated by the extraordinary personal experiences in the world’s “hot spots,” and cover the topics of spiritual growth, daring discipleship and the rewards of leaving your comfort zone.

She is a frequent speaker in conferences and assemblies, churches and retreats, a contributing writer to Christian and secular publications, and has been a guest on many television and radio programs and a host of the Limitless Spirit Podcast.

Whether speaking to a crowd of thousands or to the audience of one, Helen is focused on helping people discover and pursue their greater purpose in Christ.

Helen enjoys playing pickleball, running and reading everything by N.T. Wright, the Russian classics and other great books.


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“We recently had Chuck and Helen Todd from World Missions Alliance in our pulpit to share what their organization has been doing and the powerful effect they have been having in countries throughout the world, including Northern Africa, East Asia, and former Soviet countries. Their authenticity, enthusiasm and conviction to bring help and hope to those who have never heard the Gospel is truly inspiring. We love being a part of missions organizations that are doing great work in “hot-ground”, planting the seed of the Word of God.” – Don Caywood, Pastor Odessa Christian Faith Center

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