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What is the Church On The Road?


​BISHOP, WILLIAM PAUL:  He served as Executive Director for the Board of Bishops with the Church Of God In Christ under Chairman, Bishop Sherman and commission by Presiding Bishop, James O. Patterson Sr., in 1986 to teach Churches Ministries of Economic Development found in the Church manual under social welfare page 127

The word "church" comes ​from the Greek word " ecclesia", which translated means assembly. Matthew 18:20 ~ For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

Bishop William Paul, PhD first stop for The Church on the Road in 1986 in Memphis, Tennessee at Mason Temple Church of God in Christ where ​Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his last speech on economics. It is here, that he gave his first speech on the Ministry of Economic Development (MED). Since its inception in 1986, Dr. Paul has conducted more than 10,000 seminars and workshops in over 40 states. He created more than 2,000 MED chapters and more than 4 million members nationwide to deal with the body of Christ, kingdom building, economic self-sufficiency and church restoration.

A Historical Perspective: In 1984, Bishop William D. Paul, PhD met a man, who appeared to be homeless, outside of Mary Mack Restaurant on Ponce de Leon in Atlanta, Georgia. He asked me if I could spare a dollar. I did and a conversation ensued. He told me that he had been with Jesus the night before. We spoke further and he taught me about the Word of God. At the time, I worked with Fulton County Office of Economic Development as an Economic planner II and was nicely dressed. He informed me that when Jesus returned, He would not be dressed like or look like me and He would come as a thief in the night. The homeless man appeared to be very knowledgeable and I was mesmerized. He went on to speak further about and quoted many scriptures. This man prophesied to me saying, “You will be traveling throughout the country and I will see you again one day”. He told me that wherever I traveled, I should ask ‘who is Mel-chis’e-dec?’ (Hebrews Chapters 5, 6, & 7)? He then stated, ‘he would see me again’. Prior to this encounter, in 1980, after graduating from the University of Minnesota, I accepted a position in Georgia, in the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget Management Review as a Health Statistical Planner II. I looked out my window and noticed several homeless people. My colleagues said, “Look at those low life”. A bad feeling ran inside of me. Those “low life” were me at one time. A few days later the same colleagues and I went to lunch and a homeless person approached us and asked for money for food. I gave it to him. They said ‘no’ and criticized me calling me a ‘goodie, two shoes’. As I later became more aware of the bible and its teachings, I came to realize that this homeless person was Jesus. (Matthews 25: 31-46). A few weeks later, while walking down Marietta Street, I met a homeless family- a woman with three children. She asked for money for food for her children and herself. I gave it to her.

In 1981, while in the governor’s office for the state of Georgia, I met a lady by the name of Sherri Dorris who was a director with the Department of Human Resources in the public Health section. She told me about Pastor Jonathon Greer of Cathedral Church of God in Christ on Avon Avenue who was applying for a grant to decrease teenage pregnancy. I met with him and told him of my encounters with the homeless people and my desire to decrease homelessness. We discussed the need for the church to meet the needs of those who are less fortunate. He then gave me an illustration of how the church is not meeting the needs of God’s people. He asked me, “How can I bring the homeless to Christ when they need food, clothing, and shelter?” James 2:14-17. “ 17v. Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.” We must provide their basic needs. From there, we could bring them to Christ. He told me that my help was needed in the Church and asked for my assistance. I volunteered my services and taught many of his people how to establish several outreach ministries. I then was asked to assist Hensley Tabernacle Church of God in Christ. I continued at Saint Lukes Episcopal Church where I became the first executive director of Economic Development.

After speaking with a homeless man at Mary Mack’s Restaurant on Ponce de Leon in Atlanta in 1984, the HOLY SPIRIT spoke to Dr. William Paul. This compelled him to resign his position with Fulton County Office of Economic Development. He was led to spread the ‘Gospel of Self-Help’ throughout this country. The Holy Spirit led him to perform God’s teachings under Church on the Road, The Ministry of Economic Development.

Between 1988-89, in Washington, D.C., Bishop Paul introduced the MED to Housing and Urban Development (HUD). After Dr. Paul met with HUD and introduced this concept, HUD adopted a similar program and called it Faith Based initiative. Dr. Paul assisted more than 12,000 faith-based and community-based organizations to obtain their 501(c) 3 tax-exempt status. In doing so, he created more than one million dollars in IRS Users fees that went back to tax-payers and various states. Ministries consist of organizations from various religious affiliations such as: Christians, Buddhist, Muslims, Jewish, Hebrew Israelites, non-denominational and many others that are preaching and teaching the gospel of self-help, both spiritual and natural, to millions throughout America.
GOD IS ……..

William Paul BOXING

William Paul BIOGRAPHY





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