Office of the President
Dr. William M. Wilson is the fourth president of Oral Roberts University.
Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
As president of the historic, world-renowned Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK, Dr. William M. Wilson is helping build Holy Spirit-empowered leaders through whole person education to impact the world with God’s healing.
With three decades of executive leadership experience, Wilson is recognized as a global influencer with unwavering ethics, strong business acumen, and an undeniable passion for building Spirit-empowered leaders.
Wilson served on the ORU Board of Trustees as vice-chair until his election as ORU president in June of 2013. Since taking office, Wilson has led ORU through consecutive years of growth, designed and implemented the board-approved ORU adaptive plan and led the University's enormous 50th Anniversary campaign and celebration. Wilson has also extended Oral Roberts's original mandate to go "to the uttermost bounds of the Earth" by establishing global alliances in Asia and Europe. He has spearheaded the complete redesign and repurposing of the "Baby Mabee" from a simple television studio into ORU's flagship Global Learning Center, taking the university into the era of Globalization. Add to all this the groundbreaking for a new track and field complex and being welcomed into the Harvard Institutional Advancement Program for Presidents, and Wilson's tenure at ORU can already be described as impactful.
Additionally, Wilson has fostered unique global partnerships through Empowered21—an initiative launched at ORU that brings together ministry leaders, scholars and next generation voices from the Spirit-empowered movement. Empowered21 has expanded exponentially and today influences nations through 13 regional cabinets with significant ministry leaders.
Wilson is a sought-after Bible teacher with a weekly television program "Voice of Salvation Ministries Presents: World Impact with Dr. Billy Wilson." For more than 15 years, the program has inspired and empowered viewers from a biblical worldview in 170 nations and in five languages.
Wilson currently serves on the executive committee of the Pentecostal World Fellowship. He has held leadership positions with the Mission America Coalition and International Christian Embassy Jerusalem and as the executive officer for the 2006 Azusa Street Centennial, which drew more than 50,000 people from 112 nations. He has also forged national ecumenical coalitions with more than 250 denominations and Para church ministries through the Awakening America Alliance.
Dr. Wilson served with the Church of God of Prophecy and the Church of God, where he shaped the lives of tens of thousands of young people in all 50 states and 120 countries. He is a renowned speaker and author, writing several books including Father Cry, Foundations of Faith and Fasting Forward.
A native of Owensboro, Kentucky, Wilson holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Western Kentucky University in Secondary Education. He also holds a Master of Arts degree and a Doctor of Ministry degree from the Pentecostal Theological Seminary.
Wilson and his wife, ORU’s first lady, Lisa, reside in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They have one daughter, Sara. She and her husband, Shaun, have three children. They also have a son, Ashley. He and his wife, Jamie, also have three children.
2018-2019 President’s Performing Arts and Lecture Series Information coming soon.
LATEST CHAPEL SERVICES
The World is the Lord'sDr William M Wilson
"The World is the Lord's" by Dr. William M. Wilson
February 01, 2017
Revealed As LordDr William M Wilson
Revealed As Lord by Dr. William M. Wilson
September 14, 2016
Empowered To HealDr William M Wilson
Empowered To Heal by Dr. William M. Wilson
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Empowered To EmpowerDr William M Wilson
Empowered To Empower by Dr. William M. Wilson
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Empowered By My Identity by Dr. William M. Wilson
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Empowered By The Holy SpiritDr William M Wilson
Empowered By The Holy Spirit by Dr William M Wilson
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A New SeasonDr William M Wilson
A New Season by Dr. William M. Wilson
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Fulfilling Your DreamDr William M Wilson
Fulfilling Your Dream by Dr. William M. Wilson
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Givers of HopeDr William M Wilson
Givers of Hope by Dr. William M. Wilson
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Water Baptism ServiceDr William M Wilson
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EndorsedDr William M Wilson
Endorsed with Dr William M Wilson
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A Bold Move with Dr William M Wilson
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A Leadership MoveDr William M Wilson
A Leadership Move with Dr William M Wilson
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Unprecedented MoveDr William M Wilson
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The Woman You Should MarryDr William M Wilson
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