Michael Youssef


Michael Youssef, Ph.D. is the Founder and President of Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef, a worldwide ministry that leads the way for people living in spiritual darkness to discover the light of Christ through the creative use of media and on-the-ground ministry teams. His weekly television programs and daily radio programs are broadcast in 20 languages and seen worldwide - airing more than 4,000 times per week. He is also the founding pastor of Church of The Apostles in Atlanta, Georgia with more than 3,000 members. His mother was in poor health at the time she became pregnant with Michael, and because her life would be jeopardized by the birth, the doctor recommended terminating the pregnancy. An abortion procedure was scheduled. But God intervened, and sent the family pastor to reassure them the night before the procedure was to take place that God was involved in this pregnancy, not to be afraid, and that this child would be "born to serve the Lord." Michael's parents accepted the pastor's message as a message from God and obeyed. His mother gave birth, and lived to see him surrender his life to the Lord in 1964 at age sixteen. Believing that God was calling him out of  ( Wikipedia article )


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Fuller Theological Seminary
Emory University

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