‘Hope for This Present Crisis’ Bestselling Author, Dr. Michael Youssef, Honored at NRB 2021 Convention for Work with Leading The Way and KINGDOM SAT
June 28, 2021
ATLANTA — At last week’s National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) 2021 Convention, NRB announced numerous award recipients, including bestselling author Dr. Michael Youssef, and recognized outstanding work in Christian communications. The annual NRB Awards program is designed to encourage excellence in production, service to the community, faithfulness to the mission, commitment to the Gospel, and personal integrity.
Dr. Youssef was honored with NRB’s highest Christian television award, Station of the Year, to KINGDOM SAT. Dr. Youssef founded KINGDOM SAT in 2009 to present the best teaching from both the East and West, and to fulfill the vision God gave him to reach the lost and support the saints ministering to those in the Middle East and North Africa.
Dr. Youssef, born in Egypt and raised in Lebanon, knows and loves the people of the region. His heart for the people of the Middle East is evident throughout the KINGDOM SAT programming lineup. In his newest book, Hope for This Present Crisis, Youssef summarizes the vision and focus of KINGDOM SAT and his heart for the Middle East.
“We must do what Christians have done since the early days of Christianity: Stand firm for the truth, and hold fast to Jesus’ teaching,” Dr. Youssef advises. “If you hold to the teachings of Jesus, then you will know His truth, and His truth will set you free.”
KINGDOM SAT is known for its unique mission and creative approach to spreading the Gospel to parts of the world where preaching the Gospel is difficult and even illegal. KINGDOM SAT reaches over 195 million homes throughout primarily Arabic-speaking populations.
Dr. Youssef was also honored with the Board of Directors Award, one of the NRB Special Service Awards presented to individuals and organizations who model excellence, integrity, and longstanding service in Christian communications. He hosts the popular weekly program, Leading the Way with Dr. Michael Youssef, which airs over 13,000 times each week across six continents, in 26 languages.
Dr. Michael Youssef was born in Egypt and lived in Lebanon and Australia before coming to the United States and fulfilling a childhood dream of becoming an American citizen. He holds degrees from Moore College in Sydney, Australia, and Fuller Theological Seminary in California, with a Ph.D. in social anthropology from Emory University. He founded The Church of The Apostles which was the launching pad for Leading The Way’s international ministry. Dr. Youssef has authored more than 40 books, including popular titles like “Jesus, Jihad and Peace” and “Saving Christianity?”
Dr. Youssef is the host of the popular TV and radio broadcast Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef, which airs more than 13,000 times every week across six continents in 26 languages—reaching audiences in nearly every major city in the world. His programs attract tens of millions of viewers weekly in the U.S. on major TV networks, including TBN, Daystar, Fox Business, Lifetime, GOD TV, CTN, NRB TV, and more.
Equipped with a keen understanding of the Bible, the Middle East, sociological trends in the Western world, and popular Christian worldview issues, Dr. Youssef is a sought-after voice whose expertise is regularly requested on both secular and Christian media, including Huckabee, Fox & Friends, Eric Metaxas, The Hugh Hewitt Show, The Christian Post, Fox News, Hannity, Glenn Beck, The 700 Club, and more. He and his wife reside in Atlanta and have four grown children and ten grandchildren.
To interview Dr. Michael Youssef and to receive a review copy of “Hope for This Present Crisis,” contact Media@HamiltonStrategies.com, Jeff Tolson, 610.584.1096, ext. 108, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102.