Financial Accountability

stewarding god's resources for his glory


Leading The Way is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in the United States, with additional offices around the world.


Leading The Way is a member in good standing with the ECFA, an accreditation agency dedicated to evaluating fiscal responsibility through seven stewardship standards. All ECFA members must annually submit membership review information, including audited financial statements, salary information, fundraising appeals, board composition, and organizing documents.

Leading The Way is also honored to have four consecutive 4-star ratings with Charity Navigator, the nation's largest evaluator of financial health, accountability, and transparency for charitable organizations. A 4-star rating—the highest rating Charity Navigator provides—means Leading The Way has released critical financial documents to the public, demonstrates good governance, follows ethical practices, and has made it easy for partners to find important information about the organization. You can visit our Charity Navigator page here.

Charity Navigator

National Religious Broadcasters

Leading The Way is also a member of NRB, an international association of Christian communicators representing more than 1,400 organizations. All members subscribe to the NRB Statement of Faith and Code of Ethics in their business practices.

Michael Youssef

Our number one volunteer at Leading The Way is our president, Dr. Michael Youssef. Dr. Youssef receives no compensation from Leading The Way—he donates his time to the ministry as a labor of love to Christ's Great Commission. Dr. Youssef also directs all income from his books to the ministry of Leading The Way.

Board of Directors & leadership team

Breakdown of Expenses

Leading The Way is very conservative and careful in its use of donations. This past year, more than 88 percent of all gifts went directly to ministry expenses, with the minimal remaining income going toward fundraising and administrative costs.

Form 990

Audited Financial Statements 

annual report archive