World Challenge, Inc. was founded by Reverend David Wilkerson in 1971 and served as a corporate umbrella for his worldwide crusades, ministers' conferences, book and tract publication, video production, street evangelism, literature distribution, church planting, drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers and many charitable outreaches. Today, World Challenge Inc. shares the message of the gospel through mission outreaches and literature distribution. Sermons from David Wilkerson and his son Gary are shared monthly through the Pulpit Series newsletter to hundreds of thousands of people. The numerous mission outreaches of World Challenge to the poor include orphanages, overseas widows’ fund, emergency/disaster relief, healthcare/clinics, community development and feeding centers. Gary Wilkerson became president of World Challenge in 2010 and moves forward with the same heart and vision as his father.


Vision Statement

The vision of World Challenge is to evangelize the lost; empower, equip and encourage Christians in their daily faith; and bring biblical solutions to poverty within reach of every poor community around the world.


Mission Statement

World Challenge is a nondenominational Christian organization committed to communicating the truths of Scripture and the person of Jesus Christ in an accurate, clear, and practical manner leading people to an understanding of God’s love and plan for their lives. With God’s provision and following biblical principles, our poverty solutions brings lasting change to the whole person and communities – mentally, physically, socially, financially and spiritually.


Guiding Principles

Divine Wisdom

We seek God’s direction in ministry through consistent prayer.


Individually and collectively, we adhere to the highest standards of Christian ethics, professionalism and personal responsibility. 


We wisely manage contributions, materials and human resources. We waste nothing and do only what we can do best.


We see ministry opportunities through the eyes of Christ, sharing God’s word and showing His grace by serving the poorest of the poor with sensitivity and empathy. 


We identify creative methods, unique capabilities and solutions that serve the poor and transform lives. 


We value the contributions of all through trust, ongoing communication, and mutual accountability as we collaborate on projects aligned with common goals.