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 Weekly Devotional - Climbing to the Top Takes Faith
For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another. (Psalm 75:6–7)
Climbing to the Top Takes Faith
God wants you to live by your faith, not by someone else’s faith. This is an important issue in the Body of Christ. As I minister around the globe, it seems like faith is missing. I am talking about it’s missing among people who go to church, Christians. It seems like some Christians go to church because a relative goes there; or some people go just for entertainment…“Oh, they’ve got some good music down at that church!”
Bill Winston - Watch Sermon: Learn To Pray Effectively - 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 - Weekly Devotional: More Than Enough in God’s Kingdom
They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine, they shall be satisfied. (Psalm 37:19)
More Than Enough in God’s Kingdom
God wants His people to live by their faith and not depend on the Babylonian system of the world. Babylon is characterized by any system trying to meet its needs without God. Jesus taught His disciples how get off the world’s system and tap into the economy of the kingdom of heaven.
Bill Winston - Watch Sermon: Release Your Spiritual Wisdom - Replenish and Subdue. We are living in unprecedented times and events that have occurred in irreversible succession from the past into the present and are prevalent today. In this first installment from the series, Reaching the World: Replenish and Subdue, Dr. Bill Winston helps you to see that now is the time to take heed and know the Church must arise and understand its vital role in establishing God's Kingdom in the earth.
Bill Winston - Weekly Devotional: Taking the Kingdom of God by Force
And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force. (Matthew 11:12)
Taking the Kingdom of God by Force
I tell people all the time, don’t let the devil give you anything, because if he ever gives it to you he can take it back at will, or he can control you with it.
Bill Winston - Watch Sermon: Master Over Time - Power of Prayer and Praise Vol. 2, In Power of Prayer and Praise Volume 2 Bill Winston teaches on principles of effective prayer and gives you four steps to getting your prayers answered. This series reveal that: Everyone that asks according to the Word of God receives Prayer is spiritual but has visible manifestations You were design for the impossible and to demonstrate heaven on earth. Let the revelation shared in this teaching series help you build a greater understanding of the value and importance of prayer in a Believer's life. This series will teach you how to operate in the realm of the supernatural where there are no limits!
Bill Winston - Weekly Devotional: It's Time to Shift the Culture
Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. (John 20:21)
It’s Time to Shift the Culture
God is depending on the Body of Christ not only to evangelize the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ, but also to shift the culture of the earth back to the culture of the Kingdom of God. This is the same culture that Adam was to cultivate throughout the earth before he sinned. It is a culture where the laws, beliefs, and values of God, as written in the Bible, govern and guide the attitudes and actions of all its citizens. In simplest terms, a Kingdom culture is one where God is King.
Finishing What Adam Started - Bill Winston Devotional
And the Lord God took the man (Adam), and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. (Genesis 2:15)
The word keep in the New American Standard Bible (NASB) translation means "to cultivate." This has to do with tilling and brining forth something. Adam was supposed to take that which was in the garden and spread it throughout the world. Said another way, Adam's assignment before he fell was to take the culture of the kingdom and plant it throughout the Earth.
Peace in Your Life. Have Faith in GOD - Bill Winston. In his this series 'Have Faith in God' Dr. Bill Winston sets the record straight on why it is vital that every believer have 'real' faith in God. There are some things that God can't do for you until you truly believe. Begin living a life full of the miraculous and the supernatural when you wholeheartedly begin to have faith in God!