Joshua Youssef serves as president and CEO of Help The Persecuted, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. With field teams situated throughout the Middle East and North Africa, Help The Persecuted is uniquely positioned to serve those facing severe persecution. Each year, Islamic extremism ranks as the dominant global driver of persecution, and over the past several years this region has faced the largest refugee crisis in history. Help The Persecuted serves those suffering for their faith in Christ with practical and spiritual support. Previously, Youssef served for 17 years as executive vice president of Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef, a global media ministry. Youssef earned his bachelor’s degree in communications from Auburn University. He is currently pursuing his M.A.R. at Reformed Theological Seminary in Atlanta, where he lives with his wife, two daughters and two sons.