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Operation Save America unashamedly takes up the cause of preborn children in the name of Jesus Christ. We employ only biblical principles. The Bible is our foundation; the Cross of Christ is our strategy; the repentance of the Church of Jesus Christ is our ultimate goal. As the Church changes its heart toward unborn children, God Himself will hear from heaven, forgive our sin, and bring healing to our land. We believe that Jesus Christ is the only answer to the abortion holocaust. It is upon our active repentance in the streets of our cities that the Gospel is visibly lived out. We become to the church, to our city, and to our nation living parables which rightly represent God's heart toward His helpless children.

There are no cheap political solutions to the holocaust presently ravaging our nation. Like slavery before it, abortion is preeminently a Gospel issue. The Cross of Christ is the only solution.


Flip baptizing Norma McCorvey
Flip Baptizing Norma (Jane Roe) McCorvey

Photo courtesy of WORLD MAGAZINE

Rev. Philip L. (Flip) Benham

Flip Benham is and has been the Director of Operation Rescue /Operation Save America since 1994. Randall Terry was the founder of Operation Rescue, and then the leadership was passed to Keith Tucci, (who was the director in 1991, during the Summer of Mercy in Wichita, Kansas). In 1994, the leadership was passed to Flip Benham and that is where it remains.


4/16/48 Syracuse, New York
Florida State University, 1970
BA Political Science
BA International Relations
Asbury Theological Seminary, 1980
Master of Divinity
     1966 Graduated Fayetteville - Manlius H.S., Manlius, NY
     1966-1968 Parsons College, Fairfield, Iowa
     1968-1970 Florida State University
     1970-1973 US Army; Honorable Discharge
Saloon owner (Mad Hatter Saloon) until conversion in 1976
     1976 Warner Southern Bible College; Lake Wales, Florida
     1977-1980 Asbury Theological Seminary; Master of Divinity
Founder, Garland Free Methodist Church; Pastor until July 92
     1988 Founder, Operation Rescue Dallas/Ft Worth
     1992  Full-time Director of Operation Rescue Dallas/Ft Worth
     1994 National Director of Operation Rescue
     1999 National Director of Operation Save America
     2002 Operation Rescue/Operation Save America moves to Concord, NC

Appearing on numerous local and national television and radio programs (Good Morning America, 48 Hours, Sonja Live, David Praegger Live, ABC World News Tonight, CBS News, NBC News, Hannity & Colmes, and CNN), Rev. Benham is a bold witness for the Lord Jesus Christ in the public arena. He has been interviewed by the Washington Post, Washington Times, New York Times, Time, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, World Magazine, and virtually every major newspaper in the country. Flip leads by example, having spent time in jail for the cause of Christ in Wichita, Baton Rouge, Birmingham, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Orlando, Lynchburg and Washington D.C. Flip always preaches Jesus Christ as the answer to the multitude of sins presently savaging our nation.

Married to his wife, Faye, for thirty-five years, Flip is the father of five wonderful children. Flip and Faye are also the proud grandparents of eight beautiful grandchildren.


Turning Our Theology Into Biography

Operation Save America is a non-profit pro-life organization. If you would like to help us take the message of life into the streets and cities please send your non tax-deductable donation to the Operation Save America address.

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