Wellington Boone

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Wellington Boone is an American evangelical Christian leader, church planter, and author.

History[edit]

Boone was ordained into ministry in 1973 where began his ministry with Word of Faith seminars, and soon established churches in Ettrick and Richmond, Virginia, that had a strong outreach to student athletes and Historically Black and other college campuses.

In 1983 he incorporated the Living Word Evangelistic Association and with the encouragement of his leaders he later changed the name to Wellington Boone Ministries. His first church that is still in existence and under his covering is Manna Christian Fellowship of Richmond, Virginia which was incorporated in 1985.

Wellington Boone has been a host and guest on popular Christian television networks such as CBN and TBN as well as a nationally recognized platform speaker for Promise Keepers, Focus on the Family, American Association of Christian Counselors [5] and the Family Research Council. He has also served on many national boards including the board of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability [6] and currently is on the Board of Regents at Regent University.

He founded the Network of Politically Active Christians (N.P.A.C.)[7] with headquarters in Washington, DC, Kingmaker Women, The Fellowship of International Churches [8], Goshen International [9] which has started learning centers in South Africa for Black African and multiracial children and Global Outreach Campus Ministries [10].

He is the founder and Senior Pastor of The Father’s House Church [11] in Atlanta, Georgia and international Senior Prelate of the Fellowship of International Churches. The Fellowship of International Churches was started in 1994 when the founding pastors conferred on Pastor Boone the title of Bishop.

Wellington Boone is the author of the popular Christian books: "Your Wife Is Not Your Momma", "Breaking Through", "My Journey With God" and "The Low Road to New Heights".

Controversy[edit]

Wellington Boone has said that black Americans are suffering from a so-called "self-genocide." [12] He has also stated that "I want to boldly affirm Uncle Tom. The black community must stop criticizing Uncle Tom. He is a role model."[1][2][3] Pastor Boone has also expressed an unconventional view of African-American slavery in the United States writing "I believe that slavery, and the understanding of it when you see it God's way, was redemptive."[4]

He has particularly been critical of those sympathetic to the Gay Rights Movement for comparisons between the Gay Rights Movement and the African-American Civil Rights Movement [13]. He called it the "Rape of the Civil Rights Movement" [14]

Boone has made a number of controversial statements that some deemed to be critical of homosexuals, supposing that he called them "faggots" and "sissies" at the 2006 Values Voter Conference, however the actual transcript reveals that his context was entirely about "people who don't stand up for principles."[5] He challenges all men everywhere to stand up for what they believe in, and not use intimidation and coercion to force their views on others (which it appears that he feels that many gays do).

He was one of 86 prominent evangelicals to urge action on global warming [15].

Publications[edit]

  • Black Genocide [16]
  • Woman! You Are A Kingmaker! [17]
  • Your Wife Is Not Your Momma: How You Can Have Heaven in Your Home (ISBN 0-385-49417-3)
  • Breaking Through [18]
  • My Journey With God
  • The Low Road to New Heights [19]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  5. ^ Thinkpress retrieved September 9, 2006

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