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Bill Wilson (born 1947, in south Boston, Massachusetts) is the president and founder of Metro Ministries International, America’s largest ministry to children with branches in various nations. He is a well-known speaker, author, pastor and friend of poor inner city children all over the world.

Wilson's mother abandoned him on a streetcorner in Pinellas Park, Florida, at age 14. She said, "I can't do this anymore. You wait here." Bill stayed on that street corner for three days, but his mother never came back. Dave Rudenis, a Christian, found him there and took him at his home. He offered him a Christian camp where Bill Wilson committed his life to God. Now heading Metro Ministries International in Bedford-Stuyvesant (Brooklyn), Wilson's Sunday school program is the largest in America, reaching more than 20,000 children aged 12 and under each week. His curriculum is used in 1,000 cities around the world. In 1992 he was the only ghetto resident appointed to President Bush's National Commission on America's Urban Families. On Sunday December 16,2007 during his national televised preaching, pastor Joel Osteen talked about Bill Wilson story, on his lesson # 370 "You have been pre-programed by God for victory"



  • Bill Wilson, Whose child is this?, Charisma House, 1994. ISBN 0884193829
  • Bill Wilson, Christianity in the Crosshairs, Destiny Image Publishers, 2004. ISBN 0768429684


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