2000 Honorary Chairman, Bruce Wilkinson



Bruce Wilkinson is a popular speaker, #1 New York Times best-selling author, leader of various global and humanitarian causes, and media producer.

Author and Publisher. He has written over 60 books in 30 languages, been #1 in New Bruce Wilkinson and FamilyYork Times, #1 in the Wall Street Journal, and #1 in USA Today. His is the only book in history to win "Book of the Year" two years in a row. Publisher's Weekly reported The Prayer of Jabez as the "fastest selling book of all time" (2001), and the only religious non-fiction to hit the #1 New York Times best-seller list in first week was A Life God Rewards. He is also the New York Times best-selling author for children and teen books, the Publisher and Executive Editor of ten monthly magazines with over 120,000,000 distributed. Bruce has served on the Overview Committee of the New King James Version of the Bible, as well as is the author of the Outlines of the Books of the Bible for the best-selling Open Bible, and is Executive Editor of three Bibles. He is the author of The Prayer of Jabez, The Secrets of the Vine, A Life God Rewards, Beyond Jabez, Set Apart, Experiencing Spiritual Breakthroughs, and The DreamGiver.

Other Highlights for Bruce Include

Popular Speaker and Curriculum Developer. Bruce built the largest seminar organization to the religious market in the world and has been the keynote speaker to Presidents, CEO's, Marriage and Family conferences and major national events including stadiums of 30,000 to 80,000. He trained 100,000 professional teachers in Teaching for Life Change. He is also a trainer of coaches in the DreamGiver methodology of discovering and fulfilling your dream.

Global and Organizational Leadership. Dr. Wilkinson has conducted and keynoted national leadership conferences literally around the world. He has launched and led the massive global initiative, WorldTeach that recruited and trained over 30,000 indigenous leaders in 83 nations to conduct various life skill courses.

He has held private meetings with the presidents of Nigeria, Swaziland, Namibia, Congo, Kenya, Lesotho, Zambia, Botswana, and various leaders in US Congress, Senate, and US International Agencies and also chaired a major multi-organizational movement (87 national organizations) who joined together at the request of the Department of Education of Russia to train national teachers on "Morals and Ethics" and various teaching methodologies.

Humanitarian Efforts and Volunteer Mobilization. Bruce launched Heart for Africa (previously Dream for Africa) which mobilized first-world volunteers who planted over 500,000 backyard vegetable gardens for the orphans and hungry. He also launched the "Beat the Drum for AIDS" movement and recruited over 1,000 college students from eleven nations to conduct week-long AIDS training in every high school in the #1 HIV/AIDS nation in the world with dramatic results solidified by various local initiatives. He also led major reconciliation conferences in Uganda (tribal reconciliation of 5,000 for five days), Namibia (racial reconciliation/white farmers issues"two days, largest leadership conference in nation's history), South Africa (10,000 attendances over 3 days with major religious reconciliation), etc.

Media Appearances and Video/Film Production. At the request of the President of Kenya (President Moi), Dr. Wilkinson worked to produce the most award-winning motion picture on AIDS: Beat the Drum (28 awards), now in distribution in over 100 nations. He has been a featured guest on many major television and radio shows, and has been a keynote speaker on over a hundred internationally distributed video/TV sessions. He is currently working on a major new Hollywood motion picture

Bruce is married to Darlene with three children and six grandchildren. The Wilkinson's reside in Atlanta, Georgia.