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Chapel: Billy Wilson

Date: March 4, 2009
Time: 10:55 am to 12:00 pm
Place: Christ's Chapel

WILLIAM (BILLY) WILSON
Vice Chair

Reverend Wilson currently serves as Executive Director of the International Center for Spiritual Renewal. The Center’s mission is to help restore spiritual integrity, promote scriptural unity, and encourage social responsibility in the body of Christ. Currently, the Center is facilitating the Awakening America Alliance with Wilson serving as chairman of the Alliance Executive Cabinet. The Awakening America Alliance is uniting Evangelical, Pentecostal and Charismatic movements for an increased awareness of the deep spiritual need in today's America and to pursue a new Christ awakening in our nation.

Wilson served as the Executive Officer for the Azusa Street Centennial. The Centennial was held in Los Angeles, California, April 25-29, 2006, with more than 50,000 people gathering from 106 nations of the world to celebrate the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at the Azusa Street Revival. Wilson works alongside denominational leaders worldwide to draw believers together for dynamic spiritual meetings encouraging unity and experiencing a harvest of souls for the kingdom of God.

He is also the executive producer of Voice of Salvation Ministries, and host of World Impact, a weekly television broadcast now seen in all 50 states and more than 170 nations with a potential viewing audience of 500 million each week. His radio ministry can be heard in numerous nations on Voice of Salvations Weekly Radio Program and 5 Minutes to Victory, contemporary radio broadcasts. Voice of Salvation Ministries was recently recognized by National Religious Broadcasters with the Milestone Award.

Reverend Wilson has been elected to the Board of Trustees for the National Interfaith Cable Coalition, Inc., which serves as the governing body providing oversight to Faith and Values Media—the nation's largest coalition of Christian and Jewish faith groups dedicated to media production, distribution, and promotion. He holds a unique perspective as the Board's only Pentecostal voice.

Recently he also served as International Minister of Outreach for both the Church of God and Church of God of Prophecy, forging a historical cooperative effort between these two Pentecostal movements. His responsibilities included coordinating global evangelism initiatives, holding international crusades and conferences, developing unique cooperative ventures in difficult-to-penetrate regions of the world, and building bridges between the movements on both the leadership and local levels.

During more than 27 years of ministry. Reverend Wilson has also served as church administrator, international youth director, senior pastor, and international evangelist personally ministering in over 70 nations. He has authored numerous articles, sermon series, video projects and books. His most recent release is Fasting Forward: Advancing Your Spiritual Life Through Fasting.

A native of Owensboro, Kentucky, Reverend Wilson graduated from Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education in 1979. He graduated from the Church of God of Prophecy Bible Training Institute at Cleveland, Tennessee, in 1983. He received his Master of Arts degree with a concentration in Evangelism and World Missions at the Church of God Theological Seminary in Cleveland, Tennessee, in 1997. He is an ordained bishop with ministry credentials presently recognized in both the Church of God of Prophecy and the Church of God.

He and his wife, Lisa, currently reside in Cleveland, Tennessee. They have one daughter, Sara, who also resides in Cleveland with her husband Shaun and daughter Abigail. The Wilson's son, Ashley, is currently planting a church in Lexington, Kentucky, along with his wife Jamie and their children Anna, Aaron and Amelia.