Prayer History

Compassion is blessed with a Prayer Ministry department that began in 1995 under the leadership of the Rev. Ken Stafford.

History
A Heart for Prayer
Rev. K. Stafford

The Rev. K. Stafford
03/23/25 - 06/02/03

Compassion is blessed with a Prayer Ministry department that began in 1995 under the leadership of the Rev. Ken Stafford, the father of our former president, Dr. Wess Stafford. Shortly after that department was established, the Prayer Partner Network was created to reach out and include our sponsors in united prayer for the needs of children in poverty.

The Rev. Stafford's tender and compassionate heart for children in poverty and for sponsors struggling with difficult issues set the tone for a powerful ministry that today encompasses more than 20,000 people around the world.

Although the Rev. Stafford passed away in June 2003, his influence remains strong at Compassion. His heart of prayer has motivated a deep commitment to involve God through prayer in every aspect of Compassion’s ministry to children.