About Bishop Wellington Boone
Bishop Wellington Boone is a respected Christian leader with an unwavering commitment to Jesus Christ. He is willing to stand on the truth of biblical principles regardless of personal cost. For more than 40 years, he has quietly inspired and trained Christian men and women to become leaders with Christ-like character, faithfulness to their marriages, and a zeal to transform society.
Many Christian leaders of this generation have been inspired by Bishop Wellington Boone as he has taught and preached in churches, national conferences, college ministries, and major stadium events based on the principles of Christ-likeness that undergird his life.
International Focus. Bishop Boone’s new focus on Germany is the latest of his decades-long commitment to reach and also disciple all nations, as Jesus commanded us to do:
“Jesus came and told his disciples, ‘I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations,b baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you” (Matthew 28:18-20 NLT).
Bold Author Tackling the Issues. His 2016 book Black Self-Genocide: What Black Lives Matter Won’t Say has had an impact on people of all races as they consider the biblical perspective. Watch this national television interview on Fox & Friends.
George Barna and Christian statesman Bishop Harry Jackson, Jr., have called Bishop Wellington Boone one of the 17 most influential Black Americans of the 20th Century because of his leadership in racial reconciliation and his effectiveness in unifying people of all races across dividing lines.
Christians have a longing for unity instead of divisions. Twenty years ago, during a Promise Keepers meeting in Indianapolis, he declared before 70,000 mostly White men, “We are one!” Wave after wave of applause and celebration followed.
In another breakthrough move of God, he washed the feet of Dallas Pastor Tony Evans at a Promise Keepers pastors’ meeting in Atlanta before 40,000 pastors to emphasize the need to resolve disunity among Black Americans, which he also teaches about in his book Black Self-Genocide and in this blog post.
FOIC and International Development of Churches, Bible Schools, and Learning Centers. Bishop Boone is the founder and chief prelate of the Fellowship of International Churches, a cross-cultural, global network of bishops, pastors, missionaries, and Bible-based churches and Bible schools. Thousands of churches and Bible schools that he and his bishops oversee are located in Georgia, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Virginia, Wisconsin, as well as other states and nations in Africa, Asia, and Europe.
In 2001 in South Africa with his daughter Nicole he established a missionary outreach providing supplemental Learning Centers for the children of Kurland, near Port Elizabeth, South Africa, called Goshen International. Since that time, the Goshen team has dramatically improved the lives of Black and Colored children and their families by supporting their entire educational experience from the early years through college.
Inspiring Global Speaker. He is a national speaker for groups as diverse as these:
Anglican Communion, in coordination with Bishop Bill Atwood
Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
CRU (Campus Crusade for Christ)
CBN with Pat Robertson
TBN, where the late Jan Crouch produced his weekly TV show “Heaven in Your Home”
Daystar with Marcus and Joni Lamb
Family Research Council with Tony Perkins
Focus on the Family with Dr. James Dobson
Liberty University with President Jerry Falwell, Jr.
MorningStar Ministries with founder Rick Joyner
NRB (National Religious Broadcasters)
Regent University (where he served many years on the Board of Trustees under Dr. Pat Robertson and continues to remain active)
World Changers and ministering to men with Dr. Creflo Dollar
Marriage and Marriage Ministry. Bishop Boone has been married to his high school sweetheart, Katheryn (see photo above), for more than 43 years. He once asked her in front of 80,000 men how she would rate him as a husband on a scale of one to ten, and she said, “As an eleven!”
His books for men, like Your Wife Is Not Your Momma, and for women, like Women Are Kingmakers! (which became the international Kingmakers women’s movement) are recommended reading by national leaders of marriage ministries.
Author of Acclaimed Books. Bishop Wellington Boone was a Black pastor in Richmond, Virginia, the former capital of the Confederacy, and becoming prominent in the Promise Keepers Men’s Movement when the Southern Baptist publishing arm, then called Broadman and Holman, approached him about publishing a book for them dealing with racial reconciliation. They had recently issued an apology for their racial history, beginning with their founding on the basis of endorsing slavery, and they wanted to show their sincerity by publishing a book by a Black author. Breaking Through was the first of many books authored by Bishop Boone and quickly became a best-seller.
Below are some of his other book titles not already mentioned above.
Dare to Hope
Holy Ghost Is My Friend
Low Road to New Heights
Your Journey with God, a personal accountability journal for serious Christians
A Man’s Journey with God, a vital 30-day character-building journal for men
Bishop Boone is a man of integrity and a respected consultant to mega churches and international ministries. He is a former board member of the leading Christian rating organization ECFA, and former chairman of the board of March for Jesus in the United States, which mobilized millions of people to take a bold public stand for Jesus Christ in major cities.
The Wellington Boone Collection at Regent University—four decades of archives from his published and unpublished books, articles, manuscripts, recordings, research, and other materials demonstrating the impact of Bishop Boone on this generation—is included in the Special Collections of the Regent University Library.
Biblical Strength Coach. In March 2015, after more than 40 years of developing leaders in several local churches that he founded, many of whom became national leaders, he commissioned Bishop Garland Hunt to replace him as senior pastor of The Father’s House in Norcross, Georgia, to become a full-time Biblical Strength Coach.
He now travels internationally, training pastors and leaders in the church and business communities how to grow closer to God through private consecration, how to make and develop disciples, and how to have an impact on the culture without compromising on the Word.