The Voice of the Martyrs was founded by Pastor Richard Wurmbrand. During
the hard line Communist rule of Romania, Pastor Wurmbrand spent fourteen years in prison
for his ministry with the underground church. He underwent frequent tortures. In 1964,
Pastor Wurmbrand, his wife Sabina, and their son, Mihai, were ransomed from Romania for
$10,000. Expecting to see a feeble, defeated man, the world witnessed a spiritual giant
who overcame desperate situations through his love for Christ.