C.H. Dyer

President & CEO - Bright Hope


C.H. Dyer has been President of Bright Hope since 1993, taking over the reins from his father who founded the organization in 1968. C.H. grew up in a dedicated missions focused family. His earliest memories are of his father preaching in churches about the poor and persecuted living in Romania and Russia. In 1986, C.H. spent a summer helping a small church in a Filipino slum. He was overwhelmed by the poverty and yet encouraged by their faith. Seeing the people in need of food, fair wages and a relationship with Christ, C.H. felt called to help the poorest of the poor.

After graduating from Talbot Seminary with a Master of Arts Degree in Theological Studies in 1989 and a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Marketing from Northern Illinois, C.H. began full time ministry to help those living in extreme poverty. He added the economic development area to Bright Hope and has founded and shaped the organization’s partnerships and programs. Through C.H.’s leadership, over a million people have been helped through Bright Hope in 20 countries.

C.H. won the 2002 Today’s Young Executive Award and was the 2006 Volunteer of the Year for the Hoffman Estates Park District. He belongs to the Christian Leadership Alliance Association, The Chicago Council of Global Affairs and The Master’s Program. He has been a frequent featured guest on Moody Radio and Mission Network News and an invited keynote speaker at numerous colleges, seminars, and conferences. He has preached at over 50 churches throughout the US and internationally.

As a Chaplain for the O’Hare International and Midway Airports in Chicago, C.H. regularly conducts church services at the airport and cares for employees and travelers.

C.H. and his wife, Anne, and their three children live in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. The Dyers adopted their two youngest children from Russia.

Additional Resources


MNN’s Elisa Talmage asks C.H. Dyer about a recent trip to India which ended up being the launching pad for a new, anti-human trafficking project.

MNN’s Elisa Talmage talks to Craig Dyer about an opportunity to Share Your Story with Bright Hope.

MNN’s Ruth Kramer hears good news from Bright Hope International’s Craig Dyer regarding the recent Chile earthquake.

Bright Hope International president and CEO Craig Dyer talks with MNN’s Elisa Talmage about rioting and cholera in Haiti.

MNN’s Greg Yoder talks with Dyer about their Haiti relief effort.

Dyer tells MNN’s Greg Yoder that their churches are mostly okay and gearing up to help in Haiti.


Haiti Earthquake Disaster Relief

Experience the Bright Hope Difference

Speaker Location

Chicago, IL

Speaking Themes

Orphans and Vulnerable Children: Helping Orphans in the 21st Century, Global Mission Leadership, Extreme Poverty 101: How to Help and What Helping Teaches Us about God, Growing in Faith and Love, Micro-finance and Micro-loans: Creating Successful Jobs, Business Philanthropy, Non-Profit Leadership.

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