What began as a small Atlanta-based radio ministry in 1988 has grown into a worldwide ministry blanketing the globe with the Word of God.
Thirty years ago, a founding member of The Church of The Apostles encouraged Dr. Michael Youssef to set up a radio ministry. In response, Youssef said, “We don’t need another preacher on the radio.”
After his colleagues persisted, however, Youssef obliged.
The following year, the church began producing and airing short, biblical teaching lessons designed to share the Good News with the unchurched in the Atlanta area and to invite people to The Church of The Apostles, which was founded in 1987 with fewer than 40 adults.
Today, more than 3,000 comprise the church’s congregation, and Youssef’s television and radio programs are broadcast in 25 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. Furthermore, the ministry utilizes field ministry teams to evangelize seekers, disciple new believers, and help the persecuted in places where it is dangerous to follow Christ.
“Through the thriving global ministry of Leading The Way, thousands are coming to Christ as God penetrates their hearts with the Gospel message,” reported Youssef.
“Over the past 30 years, God has guided us, and we have done our best to follow. Through His mercy, we will do the same with even more passion and energy in the coming years,” he concluded.
Born in Egypt, Youssef 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.
Leading The Way claims Youssef as the ministry's number one volunteer, as he receives no compensation for his time, nor does he receive royalties from the sale of any of the resource materials he produces.
By NRB Staff
Published: March 22, 2018