David Wilkinson

speaker profile

David Wilkinson

President and CEO of The Global Equipping Center

Flies Out Of: Chicago, IL

David Wilkinson has a unique perspective when it comes to raising funds on behalf of nonprofit organizations. Having lived in South Africa for 7 years, he has seen third-world devastation. This overwhelming poverty has massively impacted his worldview and he now knows what many Americans don’t: our country is amazing and we have the opportunity to have a huge impact on those in need. Through God’s grace, the issues we face are not insurmountable.

At his first personal fundraiser in 2000, David saw God move in a miraculous way as 30 people gave enough for three years of his ministries expenses. This awe-inspiring event laid the foundation for his passionate and faithful work as a speaker for The Exponential Group.

David Wilkinson is the CEO of The Global Equipping Center. During his career, he oversaw the building of over 500,000 gardens in Africa as part of the Never Ending Gardens Initiative, and has spoken in over 20 countries around the world developing exponentially minded leaders.

With decades of experience, David is committed to developing business leaders through consulting and personal coaching. David has personally trained with Fortune 500 executives, has presented 7 major papers at the International Academic Conference, and is very passionate about connecting businesses and to their ministry purposes.

After receiving his B.A. in Biblical Studies from William Jennings Bryan College, David received an M.A. in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary and continues to develop curriculum for business and ministry leaders from around the world.

David lives in Chicago, IL with his wife and 6 children.

fundraising topics

  • Rescue the Next Generation - Fundraising Topic

other topics

  • Transformational Communication
  • Visionary Leadership
  • Creating Momentum in Your Sphere of Influence
  • Becoming a Person of Influence
  • The Hidden Ambition ( Men Only)
  • Women on Fire ( Women only)

recommendations

"David is a dynamic informative thought provoking entertaining speaker."

James Rice
Managing Partner
South Africa

"Master of entrepreneurial expertise and the wherewithal to execute results."

Cheryl Reum
Principal
White River, South Africa

"David is one of the most dynamic coaches I have ever met. He moves one from thinking small to expanding your horizons in every direction and equips you with the courage to reach new frontiers!"

Daleen Mulder
Owner and Executive Director
Bedmat

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The Exponential Group is committed to providing high quality and completely life-changing speakers for all different venues you may have. Dr. Wilkinson invites you to review our Speaker's Forum and see how one of our speakers can serve you at your next event. The speakers have been hand-picked by The Exponential Group because of their excellence in everything they do. Many of them have been a part of raising the first $60 million for Pregnancy Centers across the nation while also ministering in their own sphere of influence whether it be their own ministries, churches, organization or business settings.

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Dr. Bruce Wilkinson is known to millions of people all around the world as a dynamic and anointed speaker. He has given keynote addresses at major national and international events with stadium audiences of 80,000 or more. Bruce’s heart is touched by the needy of the world, and he is especially burdened for those who have sacrificed to save unborn babies. Bruce was heavily involved as a banquet speaker and raised the level of giving exponentially in 2008-2012. He then trained a team of presenters who are now doing the same.

He has written more than 60 books that have been translated into 30 languages, including several books that reached the number one spot on the bestseller lists of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. Bruce’s breakout book, The Prayer of Jabez, remains the fastest-selling book in history, with worldwide sales exceeding 20 million. It was also the first book to win the Christian Book of the Year award two years in a row. Bruce’s book, A Life God Rewards, became the first religious nonfiction book to appear at the number one spot on The New York Times bestseller list in its first week on the market. His other popular books include Secrets of the Vine, Beyond Jabez, Set Apart, Experiencing Spiritual Breakthroughs, and The Dream Giver. His latest two books are You Were Born For This and The God Pocket.

In addition to being in demand as a speaker and writer, Bruce is a gifted, visionary leader. He served as the publisher and executive editor of ten monthly magazines, with more than 120 million copies distributed. He is the author of the outlines of the books of the Bible for the best-selling Open Bible, and has served as the executive editor of three Bibles. He built the largest religious seminar organization in the world, Walk Thru the Bible. He has trained 100,000 professional teachers in Teaching for Life Change and is a trainer of coaches in the Dream Giver methodology. He launched and led the global initiative WorldTeach, which has recruited and trained more than 30,000 indigenous leaders in 83 nations to conduct life skills courses. Bruce produced a motion picture about AIDS called Beat the Drum, which has been seen in more than 100 nations and has garnered 30 international awards. He also chaired CoMission, a movement in which 87 national organizations joined together to train Russian teachers on ethics and teaching methodologies. Bruce has been a featured guest on major television and radio shows and has held private meetings with foreign presidents, as well as key leaders in the U.S. government.

Bruce has a long history of practical ministry service. He launched Heart for Africa, which mobilized First World volunteers to plant more than 500,000 backyard vegetable gardens for orphans and the hungry. He also launched a movement to recruit more than 1,000 college students from 11 nations to conduct AIDS training in high schools. He led major tribal and racial and religious reconciliation conferences in Uganda, Namibia and South Africa. Currently Bruce is leading a new initiative, Teach Every Nation (TEN) called to partner with leaders, ministries, and global teachers to train tens of thousands of untrained pastors and teachers in the Global South.

Bruce is happily married to Darlene and they are blessed with three children and 10 grandchildren.

Dr. Bruce Wilkinson

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