Dr. Michael Youssef was born in Egypt and lived in Lebanon and Australia before coming to the United States. 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 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. Dr. Youssef has authored more than 30 books, including popular titles like Jesus, Jihad and Peace and When The Crosses Are Gone.

Dr. Michael Youssef  passionately, keeps proclaiming Uncompromising Truth all over the world. He says, “When God gives us a plan, He will only give us the best plans that lead to the greatest glory for Him.”



The story of Leading The Way is a story about God and His faithfulness. It’s a story about His search for people who are willing to trust and obey. 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. The road has not always been smooth—but by God’s sustaining grace, our focus hasn’t changed. We at Leading The Way continue to proclaim the uncompromised Truth and preach Christ alone.

Today, we broadcast in 25 of the world’s most spoken languages, reaching six continents with the Gospel message. It has been an amazing accomplishment, but I cringe every time someone gives the credit to me. They do not understand that all I did was trust and obey—reluctantly at that.

For many years, I said, “I will never go on television. I have a face for radio.” I didn’t believe television audiences would respond to the serious-minded preaching of the Gospel. Thankfully, I was wrong. Through the thriving global ministry of Leading The Way, thousands are coming to Christ as God penetrates their hearts with the Gospel message.

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.

To God be all the glory.


Connect with Leading The Way Ministry:

Leading the Way

PO Box 20100

Atlanta, GA 30325 USA


Phone Number: (800) 538-7677

Website: https://www.ltw.org