Office of the President

Dr. William M. Wilson is the fourth president of Oral Roberts University.

 

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Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.

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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.

ORU President's Performing Arts and Lecture Series

The ORU President’s Performing Arts and Lecture Series is a cultural series celebrating the arts and highlighting thought-leaders of our time. “These events will provide not only a great opportunity for ORU alumni, faculty and students, but also for people throughout the region to come and experience an extraordinary concert, enlightening lecture or captivating performance. It is our honor and privilege to bring to Tulsa both trusted leaders in their area of expertise and talented artists.” President William M. Wilson

David Osborne
Series 1

ORU presents David Osborne

Mike Gonzalez
Series 2

ORU presents Mike Gonzalez

Ted London
Series 3

ORU presents Ted London

James Ehnes
Series 4

ORU presents James Ehnes


Series 5


Series 6

 
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

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Empowered To EmpowerDr William M Wilson

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Empowered By My IdentityDr William M Wilson

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Empowered By The Holy SpiritDr William M Wilson

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A New SeasonDr William M Wilson

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Fulfilling Your DreamDr William M Wilson

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April 20, 2016

Givers of HopeDr William M Wilson

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April 15, 2016

Water Baptism ServiceDr William M Wilson

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EndorsedDr William M Wilson

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March 23, 2016

A Bold MoveDr William M Wilson

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March 04, 2016

A Pure MoveDr William M Wilson

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A Leadership MoveDr William M Wilson

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February 24, 2016

A United MoveDr William M Wilson

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February 19, 2016

Unprecedented MoveDr William M Wilson

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February 17, 2016

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The Woman You Should MarryDr William M Wilson

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January 22, 2016

Seeking HimDr William M Wilson

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January 08, 2016

Doorways to DestinyDr William M Wilson

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January 06, 2016

Christmas ChapelDr William M Wilson

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December 02, 2015

What Do You See?Dr William M Wilson

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October 30, 2015

50th Anniversary Service - "Our Jubilee"Dr William M Wilson

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October 21, 2015

Going GlobalDr William M Wilson

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October 07, 2015

Signs of the SaviorDr William M Wilson

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October 02, 2015

Hope Against HellDr William M Wilson

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September 30, 2015

Ready to RunDr William M Wilson

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September 25, 2015

Foundations - A Society of SeekersDr William M Wilson

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September 11, 2015

Foundations - Living is LightDr William M Wilson

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September 09, 2015

Foundations - Blessed Beyond BeliefDr William M Wilson

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September 04, 2015

Foundations - Digging DeepDr William M Wilson

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September 02, 2015

CourageDr William M Wilson

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August 21, 2015

Honor Code ChapelDr William M Wilson

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August 19, 2015

There Is None Like ItDr William M Wilson

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April 22, 2015

Celebration of Healing: Tent RevivalDr William M Wilson

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April 10, 2015

Messages From The TombDr William M Wilson

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April 01, 2015

The Power of TodayDr William M Wilson

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March 06, 2015

A Way or The WayDr William M Wilson

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February 25, 2015

Defeating Depression and DespairDr William M Wilson

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February 18, 2015

Marriage: Delight or DivorceDr William M Wilson

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February 11, 2015

Sex: Proection and PornographyDr William M Wilson

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February 06, 2015

Lifting up SobrietyDr William M Wilson

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February 04, 2015

My MoveDr William M Wilson

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January 16, 2015

SeriouslyDr William M Wilson

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January 14, 2015

Say WhatDr William M Wilson

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Your Attention PleaseDr William M Wilson

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Nothing is Impossible with GodDr William M Wilson

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December 03, 2014

Healed For A PurposeDr William M Wilson

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November 14, 2014

Surviving the StormDr William M Wilson

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