Raleigh Sadler, Founder and Executive Director
Since 2001, Raleigh Sadler has served in Christian ministry. Currently, he is the founder and executive director of Let My People Go, headquartered in New York City.
His passion is to see the local church fight global injustices, like human trafficking, by loving those most vulnerable. He believes that the church should be leading the way in the fight against human trafficking because the Gospel frees us to pursue justice and mercy in our communities. With this message, he has worked with churches, universities, and other collaborative organizations around the country. He believes it is the responsibility of the church to love those who are at risk of exploitation. His most recent book, Vulnerable: Rethinking Human Trafficking (Broadman and Holman) is available now.
Alex Ward, Executive Assistant
Alex Ward serves as the Executive Assistant to the Executive Director. He is a graduate of Mississippi State University and Vanderbilt University where he focused on evangelicalism, American history, and social movements. In his coursework, he worked for the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission where he focused on the relationship of the church and culture. He now serves as the Research & Special Projects Associate for the organization.
Alex is passionate about bridging the worlds of the academy and the local church. He believes that the local church is the place where Christians are equipped to meet the questions, problems, and opportunities in an ever shifting culture. His desire for bridging these two worlds is born from the belief that the church is uniquely equipped to serve the vulnerable.
What We Value
Motivated by the Gospel
Let My People Go is motivated by the gospel of salvation and grace, not one of law or guilt. Only the Gospel is sufficient enough to motivate the local church to selflessly love those most vulnerable. We believe that the only way to love others in an enduring fashion is to rest in God's love for us, which is clearly articulated in the historic creeds of the Church.
Empowered to Empower
Let My People Go desires to empower vulnerable people to love other vulnerable people. With that said, we seek to empower the churches with whom we partner to effectively reach those most susceptible to exploitation in their communities. In turn, those most vulnerable are empowered – being brought from vulnerability to strength.
Compassionate on Purpose
Recognizing that we, as human beings, do not naturally drift into compassion, Let My People Go strives to be intentional and strategic – demonstrating compassion in all that we do. For this reason, we equip our church partners with the tools needed to create and implement a strategic approach that is both congregational and collaborative with the Gospel as it's motive.
Let My People Go seeks to cultivate a culture of integrity, virtue, wisdom, and commitment that influences all of our actions and interactions. Often times, those who are most in need in our communities are tragically used to being treated like a number and not called by name. We believe that being professional translates into treating others with dignity.