DR. William Winston Born in Tuskegee, Alabama, Dr. Winston was inspired and influenced for leadership by the numerous educators, scientists, and physicians who surrounded him as a youth, and by the historic aviation accomplishments of the Tuskegee Airmen who served as his role models. He is a graduate of the internationally known Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University), in Tuskegee, Alabama, where Booker T. Washington’s and George Washington Carver’s legacies of leadership and invention permeated the environment.
Dr. Winston served for six years as a fighter pilot in the United States Air Force, where his extraordinary achievements in aerial flight earned him The Distinguished Flying Cross, The Air Medal for performance in combat, and the Squadron Top Gun Award.
After completing his military service at the rank of captain, Dr. Winston joined the IBM Corporation as a marketing representative where his exceptional managerial and relational skills earned him several promotions. Before he resigned in 1985 to enter full-time ministry, he was a regional marketing manager in IBM’s Midwest Region.
He is the founder and senior pastor of Living Word Christian Center (LWCC), a multi-cultural, non-denominational church with more than 20,000 members located 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 president of the nationally accredited Joseph Business School (JBS), which teaches practical and biblical principles to empower adults to develop indispensable skills as successful entrepreneurs and business leaders. JBS is located in Forest Park, Illinois with partnership locations on five continents. The Joseph Business School also has an online program.
He 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 882 national and international 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. He is also the founder and CEO of Golden Eagle Aviation, a fixed base operation (FBO) located at the historic Moton Field 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 and is the father of three, Melody, Allegra and David, and the grandfather of eight.
Deloris Thomas is the Vice President of The Joseph Center® where her responsibilities include the strategic leadership and global operational direction for the Joseph Business School (JBS), Business and Fund Development, the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), and Continuing Education and Professional Development (CEPD) programs. Mrs. Thomas successfully secured national accreditation for JBS and expanded global partnerships overseas on five continents including Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, and North America. She teaches marketing at JBS and has a diverse background with over 18 years experience in marketing with consumer products companies. Previously she served as the Corporate Director of Marketing and Media at Living Word Christian Center and Bill Winston Ministries located in the greater Chicago metropolitan area.
Prior to her work in the non-profit sector, she held several sales and brand management positions with Xerox Corporation, Pepsi-Cola Company, and Kraft Foods as well as strategic and business development posts with Sears Roebuck & Company. She also served as a National Advisory Board Member to the United States Small Business Administration and as a Board Member to Integra Ventures, a non-profit marketplace ministry venture capital group designed to assist entrepreneurial growth in Eastern and Central Europe.
Deloris holds a bachelor's degree in marketing from Bentley College and a MBA from the Harvard Business School. Currently she is pursuing her PhD in organizational leadership with a focus on entrepreneurial leadership from Regent University. Mrs. Thomas is happily married with children.
Tiffany K. Jordan is the Prayer Network Manager of The Joseph Center® and serves as a faculty member of the Joseph Business School. Tiffany has provided prayer training, spiritual consulting, strategic planning, leadership development and serves as an advisor to ministries, business leaders and organizations worldwide.
Tiffany answered the call into ministry while working for a prestigious law firm in downtown Chicago. After starting a Bible study during lunch hour, which led many to develop a more intimate relationship with God, signs, wonders and miracles followed the Word.
Tiffany is a licensed minister and graduate of Living Word Bible Training Center School of Ministry’s ministerial training program. She is also a graduate of the Joseph Business School and formerly the Prayer Ministry Coordinator of Living Word Christian Center under the leadership of Dr. Bill Winston.
Tiffany is also the published author of Life WithoutLimits:52 Biblical Principles to Reach Your Prophetic Destiny.
Through Tiffany’s transformational leadership, teachings and prophetic counsel, she has catapulted many lives and organizations into greater positions of influence, productivity, and profitability.