Gordon Luff spoke to us tonight at the YMI Summit. It was incredible. I can remember how, when I was in college, there was all kinds of talk about Gordon Luff and his influence. I never had the chance to have him as a professor, but his influence is all over the youth ministry program that I learned while at Liberty.

Gordon is one of the godfathers of youth ministry. He is a living legend. He spoke from his heart about youth ministry philosophy, vision for the future, and other things that truly blessed me. It was awesome to hear about the history of youth ministry from a guy who lived it and was considered one of the best youth pastors in the country at one time. Hearing him share was probably the highlight of the Summit so far for me. I can’t even really describe it.