Loren Cunningham is the Founder of Youth With A Mission (YWAM), an ever-expanding global “family of ministries” born in 1960 which has reached into every nation. The work of YWAM encompasses evangelism, training and mercy ministries and is manned by nearly 20,000 full-time staff plus 25,000 students from more than 200 nationalities and a wide variety of denominations who serve at more than 1,300 YWAM locations in 180+ nations and dependent countries. More than four million students, short-term volunteers and staff have been a part of YWAM since its inception.
Loren is also the co-Founder and the International Chancellor of the University of the Nations (UofN), YWAM’s global university, and the leader of the Kona UofN Campus in Hawaii.
Since the university’s inception in 1978, the UofN has grown to offer more than 800 different kinds of courses and seminars (some of which are offered in 100+ languages), held at more than 600 locations/campuses in more than 142 countries. Hundreds of thousands of students have registered within the global UofN system and have taken at least a Discipleship Training School (the entry course and prerequisite for all other UofN courses, for pursuing a UofN degree, and/or for becoming YWAM staff).
Loren has personally gone to every sovereign nation on earth, all dependent countries, and more than 100 territories and islands, for the sake of the Gospel. This has given him valuable insights into global trends and uniquely prepares him to share God’s strategies for world evangelism.