Dr. Michael Youssef

Believing that God was calling him out of Egypt, where he was born and raised, Youssef immigrated as a young man to Australia, where he studied at Moore Theological College in Sydney, was ordained as a minister and met and married his wife, Elizabeth.

The Youssefs came to America in 1977 and in 1978, Michael received a master’s degree in theology at Fuller Theological Seminary in California. He later earned a doctorate in social anthropology from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Youssef served for nearly ten years with the Haggai Institute, teaching courses in evangelism and church leadership, advancing to the position of Managing Director at the age of 31. He’d settle in Atlanta and in 1984 become a United States citizen.

Three years later, he founded The Church of The Apostles which currently serves a congregation of over 3,000 and is the launching pad for an international ministry, Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef. LTW, through radio and television programs, the internet and through books, periodicals, and other resources, is translated and broadcast into 20 languages, in over 200 countries around the world.

A national columnist and author of 30 books, including Blindsided: The Radical Islamic Conquest and When the Crosses Are Gone, Youssef is one of the country’s foremost experts on radical Islam, the Middle East, Christian faith and religious liberty. Youssef has appeared on CBN, CNN and Fox News, among other national news outlets.
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