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Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams
Duncan-Williams in 2016
12 May 1957
|Occupation||Founder and Overseer of Christian Action Faith Ministries|
|Known for||Action Chapel International|
Nicholas Duncan-Williams (born 12 May 1957) is the Presiding Archbishop and General Overseer of the Action Chapel International (ACI) ministry, headquartered in Accra, Ghana. He is the founder of the Charismatic Movement which started 40 years ago in Ghana and other parts of West Africa. CAFM, one church in many locations, has over 2000 affiliate and 250 branch churches located in North America, Europe, and Africa.
Archbishop Duncan-Williams is also the Founder and President of Prayer Summit International (PSI). In 2017, the Archbishop was named by the New African Magazine one of “The 100 Most Influential Africans". The Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams became the first non-American to lead the prayer for the incoming President and Vice President of the United States during the inauguration. The Archbishop and his wife Lady Rosa Whitaker of The Whitaker Group have been named one of Africa's power couples.,”
In 1957, he was born to Florence Bruce despite the fact that doctors had earlier told her that her pregnancy was a risk to her health and, therefore, conducted a medical procedure to terminate the pregnancy. Months later, Mother Florence discovered that Baby Nicholas survived the medical procedure. It was then discovered that she was actually carrying twins—with baby Nicholas being the only survivor. His father, E.K. Duncan-Williams, an Ambassador, politician and chief, became actively involved in Nicholas’ life at the age of 16. With 43 sisters and brothers, Nicholas primarily raised himself learning the art of survival through difficult circumstances at a very young age. While growing up, on multiple occasions, he nearly lost his life. In 1976, on the bed of affliction—after tragically losing three of his fingers, Nicholas Duncan-Williams, was converted by nurses, Mrs. Raji, an Indian lady and the Acquah sisters, who evangelised to him on his hospital bed at now Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra. From that moment he gave his life to Christ and made a vow that he would spread the gospel throughout the nations and serve God for the rest of his life.
Christian Action Faith Ministry
After receiving his Holy Ghost baptism in the Church of Pentecost, he attended Bishop Idahosa's Church of God Mission International Bible College in Nigeria to be trained as a pastor. Soon after returning he founded the Christian Action Faith Ministries (CAFM) and the Action Chapel International (ACI). The CAFM was the first Charismatic church in Ghana. The Christian Action Faith Ministries has its headquarters at Action Chapel International, which is one of Accra's largest mega-churches. Having started as a prayer meeting at his fathers house, CAFM moved to several locations (Fadama, Tradefair, International Students' Hall, Diplomatic Shop) as it grew till it eventually came to find its headquarter at Spintex Road, where the Prayer Cathedral is located since 1992. Since then CAFM grew across Ghana, Africa and the world with branches across Europe and North America.
Compassion In Action
He is also the Founder of an NGO Compassion in Action Africa that is transforming schools under trees into 21st-century primary educational facilities while also providing clean water and other forms of support. Compassion in Action also supports an orphanage with 150 children and a drug rehabilitation facility with 120 people recovering from drug addiction.
Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams Ventures
Archbishop Duncan-Williams is the Founder of Dominion University, based in Ghana, which aims to train a new generation in excellence and ethical leadership for ministry, government, and business. He is also the founder and visionary of Dominion Television, a Christian lifestyle channel that is broadcast across 16 nations in Africa.
Books self published by Duncan-Williams include:
- Nicholas Duncan-Williams (1999). Born with a Destiny. Bishop House.
- Nicholas Duncan-Williams (1999). Birthing the Promises of God in Trevail. Bishop House.
- Nicholas Duncan-Williams (2009). The Incredible Power of a Praying Woman. XULON Press.
- Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams (2012). Divine Timing. Xulon Press, Incorporated.
- Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams (2012). The Supernatural Powers of a Praying Man. Salem Publishing Solutions, Incorporated.
- Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams (2012). The Price of Greatness. Salem Publishing Solutions, Incorporated.
- Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams (2012). Destined to Make an Impact. Xulon Press, Incorporated.
- Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams (2012). Binding the Strong Man. Xulon Press, Incorporated.
- Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams (2013). Praying Through the Promises of God. Xulon Press, Incorporated.
- Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams (2015). Prayer Moves God. Prayer Summit Publishing.
- Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams. Building a Memorial. Bishop House.
- Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams (2015). Enforcing Prophetic Decrees Vol. 1. Prayer Summit Publishing.
- Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams (2016). Enforcing Prophetic Decrees Vol. 2: Prayer Watch for Community Transformation. Prayer Summit Publishing.
- Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams (2014). Powers Behind the Scene. Prayer Summit Publishing.
- Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams (2015). Understanding the Father Factor. Prayer Summit Publishing.
- Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams (2012). When Mothers Pray. Prayer Summit Publishing.
- Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams. Divine Timing. Prayer Summit Publishing.
- Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams. Worship a Secret Weapon. Prayer Summit Publishing.
- Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams (2012). Turning Pain to Power. Prayer Summit Publishing.
- "Prayer Summit International - Columbia, MD". www.prayersummitinternational.org. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
- "100 Most Influential African (2012): Religion - New African Magazine". New African Magazine. 2012-12-26. Retrieved 2017-11-29.
- "Archbishop Duncan Williams prays at Trump's inauguration in US". 20 January 2017. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
- "The Whitaker Group". The Whitaker Group. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
- "Africa's Top Power Couples". www.africa.com. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
- "The Birth and Effects of Charismaticism in Ghana (I)". www.ghanaweb.com. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
- "ACI Compassion in Action". acicompassioninaction.org. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
- "Dominion University College". www.duc.edu.gh. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
- "About ARCHBISHOP NICHOLAS DUNCAN WILLIAMS". Retrieved 2015-05-11.
- "Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams". Action Worship Center. Retrieved 2015-05-11.
- ""Demonic" Ebola targeting Ghana by November – Archbishop Duncan Williams". Joy Online. 13 October 2014. Retrieved 2015-05-11.
- "Divorce Is Not Easy And Simple As You Think - Duncan-Williams". Peace FM Online. 3 November 2014. Retrieved 2015-05-11.
- "Don't divorce because I did – Duncan-Williams". myjoyonline. 3 November 2014. Retrieved 2015-05-11.
- Gifford, Paul (1998). African Christianity: Its Public Role. Indiana University Press. ISBN 978-0-253-21204-7. Retrieved 2015-05-11.
- Jane E. Soothill (2007). Gender, Social Change and Spiritual Power: Charismatic Christianity in Ghana. BRILL. ISBN 90-04-15789-1. Retrieved 2015-05-11.
- Korieh, Chima Jacob; Nwokeji, G. Ugo; Nnaemeka, Obioma (2005). Religion, History, and Politics in Nigeria: Essays in Honor of Ogbu U. Kalu. University Press of America. ISBN 978-0-7618-3140-2. Retrieved 2015-05-11.
- "Marriage is a privilege - Duncan-Williams tells women". Graphic Online. 29 October 2014. Retrieved 2015-05-11.
- Martin Lindhardt (2014-10-29). Pentecostalism in Africa: Presence and Impact of Pneumatic Christianity in Postcolonial Societies. BRILL. ISBN 978-90-04-28187-5. Retrieved 2015-05-11.
- Paul Gifford (2004). Ghana's New Christianity: Pentecostalism in a Globalizing African Economy. Indiana University Press. ISBN 978-0-253-21723-3. Retrieved 2015-05-11.
- Sackey, Brigid M. (2006). New Directions in Gender and Religion: The Changing Status of Women in African Independent Churches. Lexington Books. ISBN 978-0-7391-1058-4. Retrieved 2015-05-11.
- "Welcome to National Association of Chrismatic & Christian Churches (NACCC)". NACCC. Archived from the original on 2015-05-18. Retrieved 2015-05-10.
- Yolaan Begbie (29 August 2013). "Africa's Top Power Couples". Afritorial. Retrieved 2015-05-11.