Leading The Way Awarded Coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator


For the fourth consecutive year, strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned Christian ministry Leading The Way a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the highest rating of ministry stewardship from America’s largest independent charity evaluator.

Dr Youssef continues to preach the uncompromising truth of the Gospel.

“We are so honored to have received the Charity Navigator’s highest mark of financial accountability and stewardship yet again,” explains Leading The Way’s Founder and President Dr Michael Youssef.

“Charity Navigator’s comprehensive analysis and resulting 4-star rating is a great endorsement of our commitment to ensure every financial gift we receive is utilized efficiently and effectively.”

Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator, added:

Leading The Way’s exceptional 4-star rating sets it apart from its peers and demonstrates its trustworthiness to the public.

“Only a quarter of charities rated by Charity Navigator receive the distinction of our 4-star rating. This adds Leading The Way to a preeminent group of charities working to overcome our world’s most pressing challenges. Based on its 4-star rating, people can trust that their donations are going to a financially responsible and ethical charity when they decide to support Leading The Way.”

The remarkable reach of Leading The Way’s ministry over the past 30 years demonstrates their commitment to being

Dr Youssef in prayer at Central London event.

faithful stewards of their resources to reach as many people as possible with the Gospel.

  • Dr Youssef’s radio and television programmes are broadcast in 26 languages across six continents.
  • An estimated 1.2 million people have heard the Gospel through their solar-powered Navigator audio devices.
  • Leading The Way’s field teams have interacted with an estimated one million viewers and listeners in the Muslim world.
  • THE KINGDOM SAT satellite television station, now in it’s tenth year, is reaching 190 million homes across the Arab world.
  • Millions have been informed and challenged by the more than 40 books written by Dr Michael Youssef.

Dr Youssef concluded by explaining how the ministry remains more committed than ever to reaching the lost as part of their Vision 2025 initiative to win one million souls for Christ:

“We are expanding all over the globe, and we’re not slowing down. We are going to be multiplying our media outlets all over the world, including in the Middle East, where we will be doubling the size of our follow-up team. I am praying that Jesus may be known to millions and millions of people around the world through our efforts.”


About Leading The Way: 

Now celebrating 30 years of ministry, Leading The Way‘s television and radio programs are broadcast in 26 languages to audiences across six continents. Leading The Way also produces DVDs, CDs, books, a monthly devotional magazine, and daily e-devotionals to spread the light of Christ. This Atlanta-based ministry utilizes field ministry teams to evangelize seekers and disciple new believers. Dr Youssef’s unique perspective has given him a platform to speak boldly into today’s issues and provide Biblical solutions to the challenges Christians are facing today. 

About Dr Michael Youssef: 

Michael Youssef, PhD, is the Founder and President of Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef. Dr Youssef was born in Egypt and lived in Lebanon and Australia before moving to the United States. In 1984, he fulfilled his childhood dream of becoming an American citizen. He holds degrees from Moore College in Sydney, Australia, and from Fuller Theological Seminary in California. In 1984, he earned a PhD in social anthropology from Emory University.

He has authored more than 40 books, including popular titles Life-Changing Prayers, The The Third Jihad, and Counting Stars in an Empty Sky. He and his wife reside in Atlanta and have four grown children and ten grandchildren. 

Editor’s Note:

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