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Heidi Baker and her husband Rolland are the founders of IRIS Ministries. IRIS Ministries is a non-profit Christian ministry dedicated to Jesus and the advancing of His kingdom, especially among the poor.

Heidi Baker in one of the Iris Ministries children's centers


After years of ministering in the streets of America, Asia, England, and other places, their ministry to the poor and homeless children in Mozambique began in 1996. They started with nothing, but within a matter of months were 'given' a dilapidated orphanage in Maputo with 80 children. From there, the ministry has supernaturally expanded to include over 8,000 churches in 26 nations. There are multiple 'bases' with Bible schools, as well as community outreaches and top-ranked public schools. In September 2008 Iris Ministries started a well digging project in Northern Mozambique. The ministry is characterized by salvations, healings, and supernatural provision.

Originally from Southern California, the Bakers are now based full-time in Pemba, Mozambique. They also travel to various places around the world to preach the gospel, to share their story, and to call the Western church to become laid-down lovers of Jesus. The core value and message of the Bakers ministry is God's love.

Rolland Baker is the grandson of missionary H.A. Baker.



  • Riches of The Poor, Peripheral Vision Video
  • Mama Heidi, Eric Velu Productions
  • The Face of Revial: Stopping for the One, Cornerstone Films

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