Left, Glenn Beck, with Tim Ballard, the founder of Operation Underground Railroad, on a trip to Thailand. Nazarene Fund founder Beck has named Ballard CEO of the fund, joining the efforts of both organizations.

SALT LAKE CITY — The Nazarene Fund, an organization dedicated to rescuing, rebuilding and restoring the lives of Christians and other religious minorities from terrorist-controlled regions of the world, has announced a new partnership with Operation Underground Railroad and its CEO, Tim Ballard.

Nazarene Fund founder Glenn Beck has named Ballard CEO of the fund, joining the efforts of both organizations. Operation Underground Railroad seeks the protect and rescue the world’s most vulnerable children from sex trafficking.

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“Trafficking and terror are only growing throughout the world,” Ballard said in a statement. “Millions of captive men, women and children need to be liberated. By expanding our mission to include running two separate organizations with similar but different missions and specialties, we will be able to rescue and restore more people. And that’s always the first and last question we ask ourselves: How can we rescue and restore more suffering people? This is the answer.”

“We really ask for your prayers as we work to cut the heart out of the darkness in the Middle East and across the globe,” Beck, the founder of the charity Mercury One, said in the statement. “With your help, we can change the world.”