Global Action International is a Christian nonprofit organization that seeks to turn despair into hope by lifting children and their families out of poverty.

We are frustrated by the needless suffering and injustice faced by the poor and marginalized. We are committed to making a difference 1 child at a time, 1 family at a time, and 1 community at at time.

With our partners, we offer a comprehensive and sustainable package of support, including education, food, medical care, economic opportunities, and hope. In all we do, we share and model God's love.


Since 1995, we have worked with carefully-chosen local partners to help  children and their families overcome the economic, social, and spiritual barriers that stand in their way.

We offer transformative, life-changing solutions that work.

We know how to provide hope, and we make progress every day thanks to the help of local partners and generous supporters.


We are driven by Psalm 82:3  "Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold th e cause of the poor and the oppressed."


The word "action" in Global Action International describes us perfectly.

We immediately put your precious donations into action to make a difference in the lives of children and their families.

We hit the ground running by working with carefully-chosen local organizations who know their communities, have a proven track record, and can deploy at a moment’s notice to provide food, shelter, medical care, and life-changing support for children. 

Our Mission

Global Action International is a partnership of people whose mission is to make a difference in this world. We combine humanitarian relief, educational & medical assistance to the hurting and oppressed. We want to inspire hope and enhance human potential so they may live lives of achievement and service regardless of ones religious faith, belief, ethnic origin or background.


Our story starts way back in 1995 with a vision to make a difference in a hurting world.

Throughout our history, we have dared to envision a world where no child has to endure the shame, indignity, and despair of poverty. To help create that world, we are dedicated to modeling God's love by helping families and communities achieve stable lives today, while reducing the need for help tomorrow—all while providing food, education, medical care, economic opportunities, and disaster assistance to help them today.

Rev. Dwaine Lee
Founder, Global Action International

Dwaine Lee, Global Action Founder


Our founder, Rev. Dwaine Lee, had a passion for God and a commitment to serving the poor. After pastoring for over 30 years and traveling to more than 100 countries, he founded Global Action International in 1995 and Children's Christian Lifeline in 2010 in order to make a direct impact in the lives of the hurting, vulnerable, and sick.

Rev. Lee passed away in 2021, but his vision lives on. Today, his wife and co-founder, Joanne Lee serves as President.

     I believe the following scripture to be the backbone of our commitment to make a difference in the world,

"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in Judea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth."  (Acts 1:8).

Just as the first Christians started out by spreading the good news of Jesus Christ to local believers and then branched out to neighboring communities and other nations, we share that commitment today. 

- Dwaine Lee

Global Action

A Partnership of People

During his 60 years of ministry, our founder, Dwaine Lee, visited over 100 countries. He cultivated partnerships with local churches, hospitals, and orphanages that shared a vision for providing hope to children and making a lasting impact in their communities. 

We honor his legacy by being selective in who we work with, ensuring that every dollar donated is a dollar that can change a life. Despite remarkable challenges, our partners share God’s love by providing help and hope for children.



Joanne Lee is serving as President of Global Action International. As a co-founder of this ministry, she has been at the forefront of guiding its vision and engaging with partners around the world to meet the needs of children in need. Joanne has a particular passion for orphans and refugee children and brings her years of expertise to promote new opportunities to share God's love with these children and to help them rise and thrive.


Global Action International ranks in the top 1% of charities for effective and efficient use of donations and gifts.


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