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Luis Palau and his ministry have shared the Good News of Jesus Christ with tens of millions of people through evangelistic events and media over the past six decades. He has spoken in 75 countries with more than one million registered decisions for Jesus Christ. He has authored close to 50 books, contributed articles on issues of faith to countless publications, and counseled business leaders, political leaders, and heads of state around the world.

Today, in addition to Palau’s extensive radio outreach, his evangelistic festivals have produced some of the largest audiences ever recorded in cities from south Florida to South America. His ministry also includes an alliance of evangelists called Next Generation Alliance (NGA), an online Spanish Bible institute training and equipping tens of thousands of biblical leaders, and the City Gospel Movement team that partners with and unites leaders around the world to encourage evangelism in their cities.

A young Luis standing with his father, Luis Palau Sr., outside their home in Ingeniero Maschwitz, Argentina (1937).

A young Luis standing with his father, Luis Palau Sr., outside their home in Ingeniero Maschwitz, Argentina (1937).

Luis (center) with his mother, three of his sisters, and his little brother.

Luis (center) with his mother, three of his sisters, and his little brother.

After hearing Billy Graham on the radio, Luis prays that God would help him become an evangelist like Mr. Graham.

After hearing Billy Graham on the radio, Luis prays that God would help him become an evangelist like Mr. Graham.

Luis meets Patricia Scofield while both are studying at Multnomah School of the Bible in Portland, Oregon. After their marriage in 1961, the two join an extensive missionary training program through Overseas Crusade.

Luis meets Patricia Scofield while both are studying at Multnomah School of the Bible in Portland, Oregon. After their marriage in 1961, the two join an extensive missionary training program through Overseas Crusade.

Luis, Pat, and three of their boys in Latin America.

Luis, Pat, and three of their boys in Latin America.

Luis first serves as a Spanish interpreter for Billy Graham during a campaign in Fresno, California in 1962. The two quickly become friends and continued working together for many years.

Luis first serves as a Spanish interpreter for Billy Graham during a campaign in Fresno, California in 1962. The two quickly become friends and continued working together for many years.

As part of a massive, award-winning publicity campaign for Luis’ Mission to London in 1984, posters were plastered across the city of London with slogans like “Bring Your Doubts” or “Take this Bus to QPR where Luis Palau will take you further.”

As part of a massive, award-winning publicity campaign for Luis’ Mission to London in 1984, posters were plastered across the city of London with slogans like “Bring Your Doubts” or “Take this Bus to QPR where Luis Palau will take you further.”

Luis’ mother, Matilde Balfour de Palau.

Luis’ mother, Matilde Balfour de Palau.

Luis preaching in Monterrey, Mexico (1968).

Luis preaching in Monterrey, Mexico (1968).

Luis and Pat with their four sons, Kevin, Keith, Andrew, and Steven.

Luis and Pat with their four sons, Kevin, Keith, Andrew, and Steven.

Luis begins regular Gospel radio broadcasts, developing into “Luis Palau Responde,” and “Cruzada con Luis Palau,” still heard by millions.

Luis begins regular Gospel radio broadcasts, developing into “Luis Palau Responde,” and “Cruzada con Luis Palau,” still heard by millions.

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Luis Palau’s Hong Kong Crusade in 1997 sets records of decisions for Jesus.

Luis Palau’s Hong Kong Crusade in 1997 sets records of decisions for Jesus.

Luis preaching in Times Square, New York, in 2015. This event was part of a massive, three-month campaign to saturate New York City with the Gospel. Luis and the team partnered with more than 1,700 local churches to hold hundreds of evangelistic outreaches during the summer of 2015.

Luis preaching in Times Square, New York, in 2015. This event was part of a massive, three-month campaign to saturate New York City with the Gospel. Luis and the team partnered with more than 1,700 local churches to hold hundreds of evangelistic outreaches during the summer of 2015.

Luis praying with other pastors and leaders in preparation for a festival.

Luis praying with other pastors and leaders in preparation for a festival.

The recent festival in Eugene, Oregon gathers thousands to hear the Good News from Luis’ son Andrew Palau.

The recent festival in Eugene, Oregon gathers thousands to hear the Good News from Luis’ son Andrew Palau.

In 2008 Luis returned to his hometown to lead a major evangelistic campaign in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The effort brought together thousands of churches, tens of thousands of believers, and hundreds of thousands of individuals for the two-day festival in the heart of the city. It proved to be one of Luis’s most historic and memorable campaigns.

In 2008 Luis returned to his hometown to lead a major evangelistic campaign in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The effort brought together thousands of churches, tens of thousands of believers, and hundreds of thousands of individuals for the two-day festival in the heart of the city. It proved to be one of Luis’s most historic and memorable campaigns.