Luis Palau (1934-2021) was an international Christian evangelist whose ministry has shared the Gospel with more than 1 billion people through evangelistic events and media. He spoke in person in 80 countries.
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Palau moved in his twenties to Portland, Oregon, to pursue a graduate program in Biblical studies. He authored close to 50 books, contributed articles on issues of faith to countless publications, and counseled business leaders, political leaders, and heads of state around the world.
Luis Palau festivals produced some of the largest audiences ever recorded in cities from south Florida to South America.
Palau remained in Portland, where he and wife Patricia raised four sons, three of whom are actively involved in the ministry, and 12 grandchildren.