Our Founder

Michael Whelan - Inspired by a pilgrimage

In 2007 a group of pilgrims, led by our founder Michael Whelan, were so moved by the plight of Holy Land Christians they wanted to make an immediate improvement to their lives -  the result was ‘Friends of the Holy Land’. Since then FHL have successfully funded the neediest Christians in the West Bank, Gaza, Israel and Jordan. Each year we help over 2,000 named Christians, improving their lives in the key areas of education, employment, health and housing.