YWAM began in 1960 when founder, Loren Cunningham, had a vision of waves of young people impacting the nations with God’s love. Ever since then, YWAM has paved the way for people to get to know God and make Him known through global missions. Located on 35 acres in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, YWAM Salem, Oregon is an official extension campus of YWAM international. We have been training and sending missionaries through our various schools and programs since 1978. Our various ministries fit into three major categories:
Evangelism: We believe that everyone in the world has the right to hear the gospel at least once.
Training: Our international University of the nations is designed for you to get equipped for your calling.
Mercy Ministry: All our volunteer efforts target those who are poor and needy.