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Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef

Passionately proclaiming uncompromising truth

four stars

95.75

P.O. Box 20100 Atlanta, GA 30325
tel: (800) 538-7677   Web Site
EIN: 58-1816773

Board Leadership
Dennis Chorba
Chair

CEO
Michael Youssef, Ph.D.
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.75 four stars
  Financial 93.99 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef is committed to sharing the Gospel with the lost and equipping believers to grow into a deeper walk with Christ. Now celebrating 20 years of ministry, Leading The Way's television and radio programs are broadcast in more than 20 languages, covering more than 200 countries. Leading The Way produces DVDs, CDs, books, a monthly devotional magazine, and a weblog to spread the light of Christ. This Atlanta-based organization partners internationally with in-country follow-up teams to encourage new believers in their faith, helping God's Kingdom to grow around the world. Along with partners committed to changing the world, Michael Youssef is leading the way for people in spiritual darkness to discover the light of Christ.

Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef is committed to sharing the Gospel with the lost and equipping believers to grow into a deeper walk with Christ. Now celebrating 20 years of ministry, Leading The Way's television and radio programs are broadcast in more than 20 languages, covering more than 200 countries. Leading The Way produces DVDs, CDs, books, a monthly devotional magazine, and a weblog to spread the light of Christ. This Atlanta-based organization partners internationally with in-country follow-up teams to encourage new believers in their faith, helping God's Kingdom to grow around the world. Along with partners committed to changing the world, Michael Youssef is leading the way for people in spiritual darkness to discover the light of Christ.

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Financial

four stars

93.99

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
88.7%
  Administrative Expenses 4.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.34
  Program Expenses Growth 1.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef (GA) 95.75 four stars
Relevant Radio (WI) 89.16 three stars
EWTN (AL) 86.61 three stars
Ligonier Ministries (FL) 89.81 three stars
World Christian Broadcasting (TN) 88.94 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $16,904,123
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $16,904,123
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $16,904,123
   Other Revenue $404,242
TOTAL REVENUE $17,308,365
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $15,882,644
   Administrative Expenses $739,050
   Fundraising Expenses $1,180,446
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $17,802,140
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-493,775
   
Net Assets $23,353,278

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Domestic Outreach $11,249,420 70.8%
International Outreach $3,780,588 23.8%
Muslim World Outreach $852,636 5.4%

Ratings History
Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 10/01/2019 95.75 four stars
2017-06 12/21/2018 97.10 four stars
2017-06 11/01/2018 95.94 four stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 97.17 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 92.22 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 86.78 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 86.56 three stars
2013-06 03/01/2015 90.06 four stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 89.73 three stars
2011-06 11/06/2012 89.60 three stars
2010-06 12/01/2011 85.42 three stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 88.48 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 12/22/2010 83.39 three stars
2008-06 11/01/2009 85.18 three stars
2007-06 08/01/2008 88.46 three stars
2006-06 08/01/2007 82.15 three stars
2005-06 09/01/2006 85.11 three stars
2004-06 08/01/2005 94.03 four stars
2003-06 06/01/2004 96.78 four stars
2002-06 09/01/2003 96.62 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 58-1816773
Name in IRS Master File LEADING THE WAY WITH DR MICHAEL YOUSSEF INC
NTEE Code X20
NTEE Classification Christian
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Religious Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (29) Other religious activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date January, 1989
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Michael Youssef President
Other Salaries of Note
$142,641 0.80% Mark Matta Director of Ministry Relations
$111,881 0.62% Clay A. Dover Director of Ministry Relations
$111,685 0.62% Daryl Allen Director
$81,659 0.45% Joshua Youssef Executive Vice President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef (GA) 95.75 four stars
The Christophers (NY) 85.58 three stars
Truth For Life (OH) 97.04 four stars
Family Life Communications (AZ) 93.18 four stars
Thru the Bible Radio Network (CA) 86.33 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef
P.O. Box 20100
Atlanta, GA 30325
tel: (800) 538-7677
EIN: 58-1816773

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Board Leadership

Dennis Chorba
Chair

CEO

Michael Youssef, Ph.D.
President

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