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The mission of Word of Life Fellowship is the evangelization and discipleship of youth through various means consistent with the Holy Scriptures to strengthen and build up the church of Jesus Christ.

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Who We Are

The Core Values of Word of Life


The clear truth of God’s Word is our guide.


The potential of the next generation is our passion.


The Good News of Jesus is our message.


The training of multipliers is our method.


The excitement of life in Christ is our culture.


The story of Word of Life starts with the vision of Jack Wyrtzen, who believed, “it is the responsibility of every generation to reach their generation for Christ.” Jack founded Word of Life Fellowship in 1940 as an outgrowth of a Bible study. Over the next 75 years, Word of Life added camps, conference centers, bible institutes, and church youth ministries spanning 70 countries. Our 1400+ missionaries continue to reach the next generation for Christ.


President and CEO Don Lough, Jr. is a graduate of the Word of Life Bible Institute, Cedarville University and Dallas Theological Seminary where he received a Masters of Theology. Don was the Vice President of International Ministries before becoming the President and CEO in 2011.

Don Lough


What we do in ministry flows from one place: God’s Word. It’s in the Scriptures that we take our philosophy for life and ministry. It’s these beliefs that lead to our core principles the bedrock of what Word of Life truly is.


Through incredible ways, God has always graciously given us friends of the ministry that have faithfully given to sustain the worldwide ministries of Word of Life. To honor their friendship and to honor God in truth we handle financial accountability with great care and the utmost transparency.

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