Born in Tuskegee, Alabama, Dr. Winston was inspired and influenced for leadership by the numerous educators, scientists, and physicians who surrounded him as a youth, and by the historic aviation accomplishments of the Tuskegee Airmen who served as his role models. He is a graduate of the internationally known Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University), in Tuskegee, Alabama, where Booker T. Washington’s and George Washington Carver’s legacies of leadership and invention permeated the environment.
Dr. Winston served for six years as a fighter pilot in the United States Air Force, where his extraordinary achievements in aerial flight earned him The Distinguished Flying Cross, The Air Medal for performance in combat, and the Squadron Top Gun Award.
After completing his military service at the rank of captain, Dr. Winston joined the IBM Corporation as a marketing representative where his exceptional managerial and relational skills earned him several promotions. Before he resigned in 1985 to enter full-time ministry, he was a regional marketing manager in IBM’s Midwest Region.
He is the founder and senior pastor of Living Word Christian Center (LWCC), a multi-cultural, non-denominational church with more than 20,000 members located in Forest Park, Illinois, and Living Word Christian Center-Tuskegee, in Tuskegee, Alabama. LWCC has a broad range of ministries and related entities.
Dr. Winston is also the founder and president of the nationally accredited Joseph Business School (JBS), which teaches practical and biblical principles to empower adults to develop indispensable skills as successful entrepreneurs and business leaders. JBS is located in Forest Park, Illinois with partnership locations on five continents. The Joseph Business School also has an online program.
He is also the founder of Bill Winston Ministries (BWM), a partnership-based global outreach ministry. BWM produces the Believer’s Walk of Faith television and radio program reaching over 800 million households worldwide. Dr. Winston also has 882 national and international churches and ministries under his spiritual covering through Faith Ministries Alliance (FMA).
Dr. Winston’s ministry owns and operates two shopping malls, Forest Park Plaza, in Forest Park, and Washington Plaza in Tuskegee. He is also the founder and CEO of Golden Eagle Aviation, a fixed base operation (FBO) located at the historic Moton Field in Tuskegee.
Bill Winston - Watch Sermon: Manifest Your Greater Works - The Comforter Has Come.
No matter what your God-given assignment, God has given you supernatural help to accomplish it. In this thought-provoking series, The Comforter Has Come, Dr. Winston teaches that Christ dwells in you as a born-again believer, and through you, He wants to set the captives free and deliver them from the enemy's bondage. God is comforting the Church, and anything that has been harassing and resisting you in fulfilling your kingdom assignment will be dealt with by the Holy Spirit.
Bill Winston (November-07-2022) Weekly Devotional: Rise Up to the High Calling of God.
SCRIPTURE: But as the One Who called you is holy, you yourselves also be holy in all your conduct and manner of living. (1 Peter 1:15 AMPC)
DEVOTIONAL: Rise Up to the High Calling of God
If you are a Christian, there’s no need to tell you that the flow of society has been headed in a direction contrary to truth and righteousness. Never has any generation in the history of our nation been so far removed from the heritage of faith that has been passed down through the ages. But, never before has there been a greater opportunity for the Body of Christ to be the glorious Church, operating in the fullness of God’s anointing, to bring in the greatest harvest of souls and wealth that the earth has ever seen.
Watch Bill Winston's Sermon: GOD Will Never Retreat - Priority of Prayer.
In the book of Acts the church made a global impact without modern marvels of communication or travel. How was this impact made? By travelling on the wings of prayer. When you pray you are joining forces with God and allowing Him to work. The believer who follows biblical rules and operates in the knowledge of their righteousness in Christ has a right to answered prayer and God's covenant promises!
Bill Winston (October-31-2022) Weekly Devotional: Qualified to Reign
And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him, and said unto him, The Lord is with thee, thou mighty man of valour. (Judges 6:12)
Qualified to Reign
Are you trying to qualify yourself? Do you find your thoughts arguing back and forth? Don’t cave in to discouragement and think, “Well, I didn’t finish this,” or “I didn’t finish that.” Do you remember when the angel came to Gideon? The angel called Gideon a “mighty man of valor!”
Bill Winston (October-24-2022) Weekly Devotional: God is Extravagant.
A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just. (Proverbs 13:22)
God Is Extravagant
There is provision that has been lying there, and even when God tells us to do something, we look at it and we begin to look at the cost. We bring the cost of this thing down, down, down until we can reasonably figure out how we can work for it or how we can get enough people together to make it happen.
Watch Bill Winston - Releasing GOD's Power - Faith and Corresponding Action.
In this life-transforming series Faith And Corresponding Action, Dr. Winston teaches that when you believe God for something, your actions must correspond with what you believe for manifestation to take place. Faith cooperates with your actions and with your actions faith is perfected, but sometimes it takes violent faith to get your answers.
Bill Winston (October-17-2022) Weekly Devotional: Adopted to Reign.
SCRIPTURE: For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. (Romans 8:15)
DEVOTIONAL: Adopted to Reign
In the United States, we live in a democratic society where our leaders are voted into office. But it’s not that way in some countries. You and I know that if a king rules over a country, that king does not ask the people of his kingdom to elect his son or daughter to be the next king or queen. If a king is in charge of a country, then the king’s child is the next in line to reign. In fact, oftentimes that child gets to rule in power with their father and mother because he or she is part of the royal family.
Bill Winston (October-10-2022) Weekly Devotional: Place a Demand on Your Potential.
…and hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: (Ephesians 2:6)
Place a Demand on Your Potential
Stop thinking you’re just somebody stumbling through the earth “trying to make heaven your home.” The Bible says you’re already seated in heaven, in heavenly places. You’re walking in your body in the earth and you’re seated with Christ in your spirit in heaven. You’re in both places at the same time. You start getting this revelation and you will leave all the petty jealousies and all the strife that has hung people up behind you.
Bill Winston - Watch Sermon: Pray Without Ceasing - Do Bread Come with This?
The devil wants to negotiate you out of your rights but with a faith that makes prayer work, God's blessings will be poured out. In 'Do Bread Come With This', Dr. Bill Winston explains that peace, healing, long life, prosperity and more is available for you if you activate your faith and believe God has heard your prayers.
Bill Winston (October-03-2022) Weekly Devotional: Your Will Be Done in My Life.
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. (Matthew 6:10)
Jesus walked on this earth with the purpose of bringing eternal life to the lost and training us to reign with Him. The things that He did and said were structured around and pointed back to the kingdom of God. He encouraged us to pray, “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.”