How Michael Youssef Gained the Authority to Preach to Skeptics

Dr. Michael Youssef preaches in Australia.
Dr. Michael Youssef preaches in Australia. (Leading The Way/Courtesy)

After securing time on four major national TV stations, Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef is seeing an overwhelming response to its broadcasts across Australia.

"By God's grace, the reach of our ministry is beyond our wildest dreams. We are seeing so many impacted lives across the nation and beyond," says Leading The Way Australia's Regional Director Chris Makin.

Leading The Way has offices around the world—from its headquarters in Atlanta to affiliate offices in Canada, Australia, and the U.K., and a network of field ministry teams across the Middle East. In every region, Dr. Michael Youssef's uncompromising biblical teaching is impacting some of the most unreachable places and people.

"Dr. Youssef resonates with Australians. His theological training in Australia gave him the insight into how to preach to a very skeptical culture. He doesn't compromise the Gospel and his delivery reaches a very diverse audience.

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"We have a lot of viewers in remote areas. Australia is a vast island continent, so many live away from good churches. It's extraordinary the number of letters we get every week from people who say Dr. Youssef is their teaching pastor as they have no access to any church."

In addition to reaching some of the most remote parts of the country, Leading The Way is also seeing some of the most unreachable people transformed by the uncompromised preaching of the Gospel.

One such viewer is a man serving time in prison for murdering his wife:

I always thank God for Leading The Way, which I watch every Sunday in my cell. I came to the end of myself and have turned my life over to Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior after watching your show for some time. Dr. Youssef gave me insight into the Scriptures and I was able to understand God's love for me. My goal now for the rest of my life is to serve my Lord and Savior.

I need to be here in prison, but I've found freedom in Christ and I'll live for Him here.

Makin concludes: "These kinds of stories are repeated over and over because of the way in which Dr. Youssef preaches Christ and the access that God has given us to every household in Australia. It's extremely humbling for me to be part of this growing ministry which is an absolute privilege."

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