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Charisma Coverstory on Loren Cunningham for YWAM's 50th Anniversary

Loren’s wisdom, experience, leadership understanding and call to build bridges of unity within the body of Christ have caused him to be sought out by leaders of nations and organizations worldwide. He usually speaks publicly on all six continents each year, and has spoken to live audiences from a few to more than a million people gathered in one location.

Born in Taft, California, Loren’s family heritage is rich with generations of Christian ministers. His educational background includes three Bachelor degrees, a Master of Science in Administration of Education, and three Honorary Doctorates. Loren is the author of five books: Is That Really You, God? (translated into more than 110 languages) Making Jesus Lord, Daring to Live on the Edge, Why Not Women? and The Book that Transforms Nations—the Power of the Bible to Change any Country.

Loren and his wife, Darlene who carries an active role of leadership with him, reside in Kona, Hawaii. The Cunninghams have two adult children. Karen is a UofN preschool teacher and David is a film director. David and his wife Judy have also given Loren and Darlene their most cherished title, promoting them to the role of “grandparents,” by producing three wonderful grandchildren.

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