Born October 8, 1914

Bob Pierce. ©2013 World Vision.

Bob Pierce. ©2013 World Vision.


Today would have been the 100th birthday of the man who started two important relief organizations.

Below are six essential facts about the life of Bob Pierce. Following each statement is a question concerning detailed information about that fact. The answers to all the questions can be found here.


The prayer-slogan that guided Bob’s life is  “Let my heart be broken with the things that break the heart of God.”                                                                                                               (What dramatic incident brought about that prayer?)

In 1944, Bob and Billy Graham were two of twelve young evangelists who launched a national organization that ministered to youth.                                                                              (Can you name of the organization?)

Bob started World Vision in 1950, the year the Korean War began.                                   (After the war, to what segment of Korean society did World Vision minister?)

When Bob resigned from leading World Vision for health reasons, the organization  continued growing and making a difference.                                                                           (World Vision eventually gained what status among America-based charities?)

In 1970, Bob started a second relief organization, Samaritan’s Purse.                              (What does the organization’s mission statement say is the purpose for all it does?)

Bob died in 1978 at age 64.                                                                                                            (What disease led to Bob’s death?)



About William E. Richardson

I'm married to a wonderful woman named Deb. We're the parents of a son and daughter who bring great joy to our lives. I currently pastor the Assembly of God church in Afton, Iowa.
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