Worldwide Outreach is a 501c3 Non-Profit Interdenominational ministry based in Albany Oregon USA. Donations are tax deductible. Our focus is outreach evangelism in developing countries.
Worldwide Outreach (formerly Worldwide Crusades) was officially established in 1994 by pastor and evangelist William (Bill) Smith. Bill has always been bi-vocational in ministry. His long time trade was logging, which gave him employment while pioneering churches among the rugged landscape and people of Southeast Alaska. Later he and his wife Judy pastored in Hermiston Oregon and in Alsea Oregon where they retired in 2016. In order to get Worldwide Crusades started, Bill and Judy’s logging company helped finance preaching and outreach events in Central American countries like Belize, Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua. In Africa, Central America and South America, Worldwide Outreach has seen thousands of people come to Christ and connect to a local church for discipleship and fellowship.
Today Worldwide Outreach is led by their son, Pastor Derick Smith, who has a background in video production and missions, but has been in full time ministry with his wife Shannon now for over 10 years and carries the same passion for reaching the lost wherever God leads. Derick has a heart to reach the rural and unreached, the poorest of the poor, refugees and children. In addition, he has a vision of developing media and outreach tools that national pastors and leaders can use to win the lost for Christ in their own countries. Derick has a desire to inspire and encourage national missions and to help equip the national church for effective outreach evangelism.