archbishop duncan williams
Biography and Ministry of Archbishop Nicolas Duncan Williams (Action Chapel Center, Ghana)
Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams was born on 12 May 1957.
Duncan williams was the son of a politician-diplomat. He was raised by his mother, a
nurse, in wa and Bolgatanga. His parents separated when he was still a
child. He was as a youth restless and has stowed away twice on ships
Duncan-Williams became convert in 1976 by the Acquah sisters at
Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.
He then went to the Church of God International Bible School of Benson
Idahosa in Benin, Nigeria in 1977.
He returned to Ghana in 1979, where he founded Christian Action Faith
Ministries (CAFM) and the Action Chapel International (ACI) church.
The Christian Action Faith Ministry seems to have been the first
Charismatic church in Ghana.
Duncan-Williams calls himself as a
“child” of Benson Idahosa, and has been recognized as “father” of
other charismatic leaders in Ghana.
Duncan Williams publicly support President Jerry Rawling in the early
1990s, saying that the comparative stability of Ghana was due to the
invisible hand of God resting on its leaders.
Since 1992 the Action Chapel has met in the imposing “Prayer
Cathedral” near Accra airport. The building was officially opened in
2002 while still under construction even till 2003. In 1995 there were
about 8,000 members of the church.
By 1998 Duncan-Williams was mainly resident in the US. Bishop James
Saah and pastor Clive Mold were running the church in Ghana.
About 3,000 people were attending the Sunday services in 2003, many of them
middle-class professionals and business people. This was from about
6,000 attendees five years earlier.
Duncan-Williams divorced his wife Francisca in March 2001, but later
remarried her. These personal problems may have affected church
Duncan-Williams and his first wife Francisca again divorced in 2007
after twenty six years of marriage, due to irreconcilable differences.
The divorce process attracted much media attention. The children now
based in the US, sided with their father.
In April 2008 Duncan-Williams married Rosa whitaker, CEO of a US-based
firm that provides consulting services on African trade and
Rosa Whitaker and Duncan Williams met in Ghana in 2003 soon after she
had launched her consulting company, the Whitaker Group.
As of 2013 the couple’s home was in Maryland US.
Duncan Williams was Presiding Archbishop and General Overseer of the
Accra-based Action Chapel International Ministry (ACIM) as of 2015.
He was also chairman of the National Association of Charismatic and
Christian Churches (NACCC).
The Christian Action Faith Ministries has more than 300 affiliated
churches in North America, Europe and Africa. Duncan Williams helped
found Dominion University College in Ghana and in 2013 was Chancellor
of the university.
He is also Founder and President of US-based Prayer
In 2003 Duncan-Williams said women were “90 per cent emotion and 10
per cent reason” while men were “90 per cent reason and 10 per cent
He hints that women may have privileged access to God,
writing that “Women are emotional beings and when we come before God
we come with our emotions, our hearts, our feelings.
That is how we touch the heart of God.
He also stated that it has been biologically proved that women think
with both hemispheres of their brain at any given time. Women are able
to cook, talk on the phone, feed the children and watch television at
the same time. Men, on the other hand, think and concentrate on one
thing at a time.
In a sermon in 2012 Duncan-Williams said that married women should do
all they could to make their marriage work, and should avoid
misbehaving, since there was only one man available for marriage to
every seven women.
Duncan-Williams has said that despite his divorce
he believes in the sanctity of marriage, and couples should try to
avoid breaking up, although anyone suffering from abuse should not
feel they have to remain married.
Duncan-Williams has written that God blesses leaders so they serve as
examples, and a charismatic pastor must be an icon of God’s
prosperity. He is a strong believer in prayer.
He also said “Preaching is powerful, teaching is good, but none of
these things move heaven and change the course of events in the
natural. It is prayer that changes things. Teaching and preaching does
not heal the land, but it is when God’s people humble themselves and
pray that heaven hears and heals the land; communities, cities,
nations and families.
Duncan Williams a Fire man of God, when he speaks he speaks with
authority. His sermon are powerful and they have the ability to change
your mind and prayer life. I will like to say that I have been blessed
by his sermon.
One of his teachings and sermons that as changed and transformed my Life
is “The Spirit of Elijah“, You can download it here and be blessed.
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