World Renewal was founded in 1986 by Gary and Carol Wright, as an outgrowth of their evangelistic and preaching ministry among Evangelical Friends and Community Churches.
World Renewal is serving its partners in Brazil, Burundi, Africa, Haiti/ Dominican Republic, Arab World (Mediterranean), Mexico, Cuba, Kenya, India, and preparatory work in Mozambique and Tanzania, Africa. World Renewal’s R.E.N.E.W. ministry serves locally to churches in the USA.
WR, including its partnerships, has a staff presence in over 30 countries and has ministered in 52 countries.
Since 1990 WR has founded (estimate only because of persecuted countries) 300+ new congregations, two orphanages (Haiti), Northeastern Seminary (Brazil), and many schools while feeding over 1000 children each school day.
WR encourages renewal in USA churches, R.E.N.E.W., leading them to Great Commission health by initiatives in prayer, church health assessment, strategic planning, and leadership training that leads to evangelism and discipleship.