Closer to the Fire with Greg Musselman
Season 2 Episode 2 - India: Church Planting and Persecution (An interview with David Witt, CEO of Spirit of Martyrdom International)
As India’s Hindu population reaches nearly one billion, nationalism within the country is on the rise. Fundamentalist Hindus are calling for the nation to be purged of all non-Hindus, leaving Christians increasingly vulnerable to persecution. Since 2016, the cases of persecution have worsened yearly and, in 2020, India ranked 10th on the list of countries where it is most dangerous to be a Christian.
Another reason for the escalating number of attacks on Indian followers of Jesus is the growth of Christianity that’s presently taking place within the country. In this episode of Closer to the Fire, Greg Musselman is joined by David Witt, the CEO of Spirit of Martyrdom International, who aspires to shine God’s light into this spiritually dark nation by planting 100,000 churches. David has spent several decades providing support and encouragement to persecuted Christians in more than 50 countries across the globe.
In his recently published book, God’s Global Grace Movement: Hope Rising from An Awakening in India, David teaches how we can all learn to be more effective in advancing God’s Kingdom. In this book, he also shares inspiringly stories of believers who have committed their lives to following Jesus, no matter the cost.
Length: 47 minutes
To Watch the interview with David Witt
Spirit of Martyrdom International website
To order David Witt’s book, God’s Global Grace Movement: Hope Rising from an Awakening in India, go to
The Voice of the Martyrs Canada
The International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (Canada)
The International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (US)