Dr. Winston is the founder and senior pastor of Living Word Christian Center (LWCC), a multicultural, nondenominational church 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 CEO of the nationally accredited Joseph Business School (JBS), which teaches practical and biblical principles to empower people to develop indispensable skills as successful entrepreneurs and business leaders. JBS is headquartered in Forest Park, Illinois, with partnership locations on five continents and an online learning program.
The business school’s ecosystem includes the Joseph Center, Joseph Center Foundation, Small Business Development Center, International Trade Center, Procurement and Technical Assistance Center, Carver Innovation Center, and R.I.S.E. prison outreach.
Dr. Winston 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 now more than 800 worldwide 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.
Dr. Winston received his honorary doctorate of Humane Letters from Friends International Christian University and has received numerous awards and honors for his leadership in ministry, business, and entrepreneurship. He is married to Veronica; is the father of three, Melody, Allegra, and David; and is the grandfather of eight.