For more than 50 years, speaker, teacher, author, and spiritual leader Luis Palau has been a powerful spokesperson for the relevance, reality, and significance of Jesus Christ.
His work has taken him to more than 75 nations and his campaigns have allowed him to present a clear case for Jesus Christ with more than 1 billion people through television, radio, print, and live events. He is well-regarded by leaders around the globe, including past presidents, national leaders, church clergy, and business professionals.
Having spent much of his life serving the people of Latin America – including several years of service in Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Guatemala – Luis Palau is regarded by many as the most influential spiritual leader in the region in the last 40 years. His warm, energetic, authentic, and humorous speaking style is engaging to crowds of all ages and backgrounds.
Luis is the author of more than 40 books, host of three international daily radio programs, and leader of one of today’s most relevant religious organizations (Luis Palau Association). He has dedicated his entire life and career to presenting the message of hope and forgiveness found in the person of Jesus Christ with as many people as possible. Over his 50 years of ministry, he and his team have held more than 480 festivals and rallies reaching more than 30 million people in person.
Luis Palau has played an influential role in Christian missions and worldwide evangelism in some of the most difficult and challenging areas of the globe. He has had the opportunity to minister to world leaders, nobility, business professionals, and the general public in historic ways, and has held massive evangelistic efforts in leading world cities such as New York City, Buenos Aires, London, Madrid, Singapore, Hong Kong, Beijing, and Mexico City. During the ‘70s and ‘80s, Luis Palau was one of the few foreign preachers allowed to hold spiritual campaigns within the old Soviet Union, and when the iron curtain came down in 1991 he was among the first to hold open-air stadium campaigns in the region.
As a result of his worldwide work, the name Luis Palau is now synonymous with innovation, collaboration, and cutting-edge evangelistic models that are breaking down stereotypes and reaching all levels of society with a message of hope, healing, forgiveness, and love.
Luis Palau’s campaigns around the world have helped build relationships that have led to interdenominational and inter-religious initiatives for the benefit of the entire population. One of his most recent initiatives in New York City brought together more than 1,700 churches and organizations. Millions of individuals were reached with a message of hope – including 180,000 people who came out to hear Luis Palau and his son Andrew at more than 115 events throughout the city over a 3 month period of time, including culmination events in Radio City Music Hall, Times Square, and Central Park.
As an author, Dr. Palau has published works in more than 36 languages. Some of his most well-known books, including God is Relevant, Con Quien Me Casare (Whom Shall I Marry), Where is God When Bad Things Happen, and Say Yes, have been distributed into the hundreds of thousands. His Bible commentary in Spanish is recognized as one of the best in the field. His Starting Point Study Bible (published with Zondervan) was a 2003 Gold Medallion finalist for best Bible of the year. His video courses in Spanish are known throughout the region for their clarity and effectiveness – being used by pastors and church leaders for ongoing training and encouragement. And his most popular booklet, What is a Real Christian, has distributed more than 10 million copies in more than 60 nations.