Leading the Way
Leading the Way - Dec 1
December 1, 2023
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Your gift to Leading The Way helps us continue proclaiming the Gospel 24/7 on the most popular media platforms, discipling new believers in closed countries and across the Western world, and helping Christians grow in their faith as they begin to impact their local communities for Christ. Your support also helps expand our ministry through the Vision 2025 initiative, a God-sized plan for ministry expansion with the goal of seeing one million people come to Christ by 2025. An undesignated gift has the potential to impact every area of the ministry while also providing us the flexibility to assign the funds where most needed.
About Leading the Way
Along with partners committed to changing the world, Dr. Michael Youssef is leading the way for people living in spiritual darkness to discover the light of Christ. By passionately proclaiming uncompromising Truth through creative methods, Leading The Way's international team of experts is uniquely providing hope that is revolutionizing lives here at home and around the world.
Now celebrating 30 years of ministry, Leading The Way's television and radio programs are broadcast in 26 languages to audiences across six continents through dual-language programs, Leading The Way's satellite television channel THE KINGDOM SAT, and solar-powered Leading The Way Navigators. Leading The Way also produces DVDs, CDs, books, a monthly devotional magazine, and daily e-devotionals to reach the lost and encourage believers in their faith. The ministry utilizes field ministry teams to evangelize seekers and disciple new believers. Dr. Youssef’s unique perspective has given him a platform to speak boldly into today’s issues and provide Biblical solutions to the challenges Christians are facing today.
About Michael Youssef
Even before he was born, it was evident that God had a vision for Michael Amerhom Youssef. Against doctors’ recommendations to terminate the at-risk pregnancy, his parents chose life after God intervened, sending the family pastor to reassure them that this child would be “born to serve the Lord.” His mother gave birth and lived to see him surrender his life to the Lord in 1964 at age 16.
Dr. Michael Youssef was born in Egypt and lived in Lebanon and Australia before coming to the United States and fulfilling a childhood dream of becoming an American citizen. He holds degrees from Moore College in Sydney, Australia, and Fuller Theological Seminary in California, with a Ph.D. in social anthropology from Emory University. He founded The Church of The Apostles in 1987 with fewer than 40 adults with the mission to "Equip the Saints and Seek the Lost." The church has since grown to a congregation of over 3000. This church on a hill was the launching pad for Leading The Way's international ministry.
While heard by millions at home and abroad, behind every message preached over the airwaves is a pastor's heart, longing to feed and care for people. God has gifted Dr. Youssef with a bold voice to bring Biblical clarity to today’s issues and speak to a worldwide audience. The path he has walked has given him a thorough cross-cultural understanding and a firm grasp of Scripture.
Leading The Way claims Dr. Youssef as the ministry's number one volunteer. He receives no compensation for his time, nor does he receive royalties from the sale of any of the resource materials he produces. Dr. Youssef has authored more than 40 books, including his most recent titles like Saving Christianity, Life Changing Prayers, and The Third Jihad. He and his wife reside in Atlanta and have four grown children and 10 grandchildren.