Dr. Bill Adkins
Active and alert to
the needs of the people, Dr. Bill Adkins has stood before mayors,
governors, presidents and international dignitaries on behalf of causes
and concerns. He is recognized around the world as a humanitarian and
scholar. This former broadcast journalist is regarded as a broadcast
icon in Memphis where he was a TV News Anchor and radio Talk Show Host.
He is a charismatic leader and provocative thinker, responsible for
numerous initiatives in Memphis and around the world. He is a much
sought after speaker and lecturer.
visionary leader started Greater Imani Church and Christian Center in
Memphis, Tennessee on November 1, 1989 with 29 dedicated friends and
family members. Since that time, Greater Imani has enjoyed phenomenal
growth, making it one of the largest congregations in Memphis.
missions and ministries continue to bless people around the world. Dr.
Adkins has led numerous missionary journeys to Africa and the Caribbean,
establishing health clinics in Koalack Senegal, Banjul, Gambia and
Kumasi, Ghana. A global humanitarian, he has actively supported numerous
economic development efforts on the African continent. He is credited
with delivering over five million dollars in medicines, medical
supplies and equipment to West Africa. He received the distinction of
being one of the few Americans enstooled as an Ashanti Chief in Ghana.
He has widely traveled the world, preaching and teaching on five of the
six habitable continents.
has been featured on DAN RATHER REPORTS, and has been interviewed by
the BBC, NBC, Australia’s Today Program and USA Today Newspaper. His
sermons have been featured in THE AFRICAN AMERICAN PULPIT magazine, HOPE
AND HEALING, and his sermon A DREAM FULFILLED is now posted in the
Library of Congress.
author holds degrees in History, Theology and Divinity and is the
recipient of an honorary doctorate. He is a graduate of the Harvard
Divinity College Leadership Institute (2007) and was voted by readers of
the Memphis Commercial Appeal Newspaper as Memphis’ Most Passionate
Preacher (2008). He has counseled and advised two presidents and
continues to be instrumental in the causes and concerns of our citizens,
serving on numerous boards and committees, including St. Jude
Children's Research Hospital. He has served as national chaplain of his
fraternity, Kappa Alpha Psi.
TV program, also titled, POWER TO LIVE is seen weekly; nationally and
internationally, on the WORD NETWORK, reaching over 93 million homes in
the United States and the Caribbean, along with over 200 countries in
Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.
is the author of numerous books including: FROM AFRICA TO BETHLEHEM,
LIVING IN THE SPIRIT and THANK YOU FOR TALKING ABOUT ME, sold in
is married to the lovely Linda Kerr Adkins and they have four children,
Taihia L. Adkins, Dr. Ronne' A Adkins, Christopher G. Adkins an William
A. Adkins III.