LeTourneau felt that he was clearly called to be a “businessman for God.”
But his business efforts—although incredibly successful—never deterred him from
what he felt was his reason for existence: to glorify God and spread the Gospel message.
At his own expense, he founded missionary efforts in Liberia, Africa and Peru, South America. Also at his own expense, he traveled around the nation and the world preaching and sharing his testimony. Visitors to the R.G. LeTourneau Museum frequently recall the impact these messages had on them and on family members.
Mr. LeTourneau always felt that his lasting spiritual legacy would be the college he and his wife founded in Longview, Texas in 1946. The college—now LeTourneau University--continues to hold to its spiritual foundations and has produced more than 10,000 alumni who are faithfully serving the Lord in all 50 states and 55 nations. The mission continues to grow and thrive.