University of Northwestern-St. Paul is thrilled to announce Luis Palau as this year's spring commencement speaker. His passion for sharing the Gospel and impacting the world for Christ will be a fitting send-off as our students each continue on the path of ministry that God has laid out for them.
Luis Palau and his ministry have shared the Gospel with more than 1 billion people through evangelistic events and media. He has spoken in person to 30 million people in 75 countries with more than 1 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.
Luis' radio broadcasts in English and Spanish are heard by millions on 3,500 radio outlets in 48 countries. Among other top-tier programs, Luis currently hosts Luis Palau Responde, an international Q&A program in Spanish that deals with spiritual issues ranging from marriage to the occult, and Reaching Your World, a devotional-style program featuring tools for evangelism and biblical wisdom broadcast daily on some of the most popular Christian radio stations in the United States.
Luis Palau festivals have produced some of the largest audiences ever recorded in cities from south Florida to South America. His ministry also includes a number of alliances that allow partner evangelists to collaborate, draw guidance and resources from Palau’s vast experience, and become equipped to reach the world for Christ. More than 500 evangelists are currently involved.
Luis and his wife, Pat, live in Portland, Oregon, along with their four sons (three of whom are actively involved in the ministry), and twelve grandchildren.