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

Transforming lives through the message and mission of Jesus Christ.


Mission Statement

We preach the uncompromised Gospel to revive the church and awaken the nations. Seeking to plant the church where it doesn't exist.


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.