Bill Winston Biography
Bill Winston (William Samuel Winston) is an American televangelist, preacher, author, and entrepreneur. He is well known as the founder and Senior Pastor of Living Word Christian Center, a non-denominational church in Forest Park, Illinois with over 22,000 members.
Bill Winston Age
Winston was born on May 6th, 1943 in Tuskegee, Alabama. U.S. He is 76 years old as of 2019.
Bill Winston Family | Young
There is no information about Bill’s family and how he was raised up. He has not shared any information about his parents and with their occupation, he has also not shared any information him having siblings or elder brothers and sisters
Bill Winston Wife | Married | Children
Winston is married to Veronica Irene Brown whom they met while working at IBM Corporation. They were married in 1983. Veronica Winston is a leader of Living Word Christian Center, teacher, preacher, intercessor, and author. The pair are the parents of three children: Melody, Allegra and David; and the grandparents of eight.
Bill Winston Education
Winston got enrolled and later graduated from Tuskegee Institute in Tuskegee, Alabama in 1967. After his graduation, Winston enlisted in the US Air Force, where he served for six years. He served as a fighter pilot during the Vietnam War. In March 1971 he piloted an F-4E Phantom that struck anti-aircraft batteries deep within North Vietnamese territory. The mission won him the Distinguished Flying Cross.
Bill Winston Career
Winston began his career joining the IBM Corporation as a Marketer. He later got promoted to Regional Marketing Manager in IBM’s Midwest Region. Winston states that during his time at IBM he became spiritually “born again” and felt a call from God into full-time ministry. He resigned from IBM in 1985 and started attending Logos Bible School. In 1996, Winston briefly attended Oral Roberts University.
Together with his wife started a small ministry. They traveled to Chicago every weekend to sponsor a two-day Faith Crusades; the attendance was less than 20 people. By December 1988, Winston moved to Chicago with his family. He began a Bible training school, with services held at the Quality Inn Hotel at Madison and Halsted Streets in Chicago. In 1989, it became the “Living Word Church of Chicago.” In 1990 the name changed to “Living Word Christian Center”.
From 1994 through 1997, the church rented space for services at the Chez Roué Banquet Hall in Forest Park, Illinois. Then as the ministry grew the Forest Park Mall, a 33-acre shopping mall, was purchased and the church held its first worship service at the mall on New Year’s Eve of 1997. Since then, the church and its worship facility have expanded into a multimillion-dollar, state-of-the-art worship center. The church’s auditorium is notable for its forward architectural design.
Winston has also authored and self-published over 15 motivational Christian and Business books, including transform Your Thinking, Transform Your Life, Law of Confession, Power of the Tongue’ and ‘Divine Favor. He has also written mini-books and multimedia resource content. Three of his books have been published by Harrison House.
Bill Winston Net Worth
Bill estimated net worth is under review, there is no information about his net worth or salary but he is said to have been earning a huge salary from his work.
Bill Winston Awards and Recognitions
- Distinguished Flying Cross Award by the United States Air Force.
- Air Medal Award by the USAF.
- Squadron Top Gun Award by the USAF.
- Distinguished Alumni of Tuskegee University.
- Chicago Tuskegee Club, Incorporated Heritage Award by Tuskegee University.
- Award from the Chicago DoDo chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen.
- Honorary Doctorate degree in Humane Letters from Friends International Christian University, Florida.
- Founder of the Joseph Business School and The Joseph Center, a nationally accredited campus and online business school in Forest Park.
- Award nomination at the 28th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Award for Winston and the living Word Christian
- Center church choir for their first church music album project Bill Winston Presents Living Word: Released in the category of Traditional Choir of the Year.