For many years Leighton was an evangelist, preaching the gospel in some forty countries, and many settings, large scale events, university missions, and other creative settings. In his early years he was an associate evangelist with Billy Graham.

From 1976 to 1992 Leighton was the chairman of the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization, an international body of Christian leaders. Today, he is Honorary Life Chairman of Lausanne and serves as a mentor and friend to the current leaders throughout the world.

The Lausanne Covenant is our statement of faith and practice. We are part of “the whole church taking the whole gospel to the whole world.”

“Evangelism is so to present Christ Jesus in the power of the Holy Spirit that men may come to put their trust in God through him to accept him as Savior and to follow him as Lord in the fellowship of the church and the tasks of their daily lives.”
(From the Archbishop’s Committee of the Church of England)


“God through Christ changed us from enemies into his friends, and gave us the task of making others his friends also.”
2 Corinthians 5:18 (Today’s English Version)

Some are called to be evangelists, but all are called to the work of evangelism; sharing the good news of Jesus. We see evangelism not as a program, but as sharing life. Making disciples as you go is a natural outflow of life in Christ.
Matthew 28:19

We are committed to keep the mission of evangelism – Jesus’ way of announcing and embodying the good news and inviting to the new life in Him – always central both in those we invite, and in the way we mentor one another. Our mentoring is not just for our own sake, but it is for the sake of others and for the glory of God!


Leighton Ford, Mother Teresa, and Bishop Jack Dain