Al Henson

Chairman, CHF Board of Directors
Founder and Global Ambassador, Compassionate Hope Foundation

Forty years ago, Al and Susan Henson moved to Antioch, Tennessee and started a life-long ministry that would include a thriving, diverse church, a multi-national Christian school, and several other effective ministries for refugees and the poor in middle Tennessee.

Throughout the forty years, though, the Lord kept calling Al to Southeast Asia where he regularly traveled, serving the nations through building partnerships with trustworthy, national servant leaders. These experiences in Asia also exposed Al to the plague of poverty and human trafficking that is overwhelming Southeast Asia.

It was in response to this need, that Al launched Compassionate Hope Foundation in 2011.

Working with the national leaders whom he had known and served for years, Al has established a ministry rescuing and caring for hundreds of children in Thailand, Laos, and the Philippines.

Al Henson has a BS from the University of Tennessee and a Masters degree and Doctorate of Divinity from Liberty University. Al’s income is provided entirely through missionary support—he does not receive a salary from Compassionate Hope.

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