Biography of Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams

Born in Ghana on the 12th of May, 1957, Archbishop Nicholas Kwame Duncan-Williams is a Ghanaian Charismatic Pioneer, the Presiding Archbishop, and General Overseer of the Action Chapel International (ACI) ministry, headquartered in Accra, Ghana. He is the founder of the Charismatic Movement which started 40 years ago in Ghana and other parts of West Africa. CAFM, one church in many locations, has over 2000 affiliates and 250 branch churches located in North America, Europe, and Africa.

Archbishop Duncan-Williams is also the Founder and President of Prayer Summit International (PSI). In 2017, the Archbishop was named by the New African Magazine one of “The 100 Most Influential Africans".

Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams became the first non-American to lead the prayer for the incoming President and Vice President of the United States during the inauguration. The Archbishop and his wife Lady Rosa Whitaker of The Whitaker Group have been named one of Africa's power couples.

In 1957, he was born to Florence Bruce even though doctors had earlier told her that her pregnancy was a risk to her health and, therefore, conducted a medical procedure to terminate the pregnancy. Months later, Mother Florence discovered that Baby Nicholas survived the medical procedure. It was then discovered that she was actually carrying twins—with baby Nicholas being the only survivor. His father, E.K. Duncan-Williams, an Ambassador, politician, and chief became actively involved in Nicholas’ life at the age of 16.

With 43 sisters and brothers, Nicholas primarily raised himself to learn the art of survival through difficult circumstances at a very young age. While growing up, on multiple occasions, he nearly lost his life.

In 1976, on the bed of affliction—after tragically losing three of his fingers, Nicholas Duncan-Williams, was converted by nurses, Mrs. Raj (Hemalatha John Rajaratnam) of Nurses Training College, and the Acquah sisters, who evangelized to him on his hospital bed at now Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra. From that moment he gave his life to Christ and made a vow that he would spread the gospel throughout the nations and serve God for the rest of his life.

After receiving his Holy Ghost baptism in the Church of Pentecost, he attended the late ArchBishop Benson Andrew Idahosa's Church of God Mission International Bible College in Nigeria to be trained as a pastor. Soon after returning, he founded the Christian Action Faith Ministries (CAFM) and the Action Chapel International (ACI). The CAFM was the first Charismatic church in Ghana.

The Christian Action Faith Ministries has its headquarters at Action Chapel International, which is one of Accra's largest mega-churches. Having started as a prayer meeting at his father's house, CAFM moved to several locations (Fadama, Tradefair, International Students' Hall, Diplomatic Shop) as it grew till it eventually came to find its headquarter at Spintex Road, where the Prayer Cathedral is located since 1992.

Since then CAFM grew across Ghana, Africa, and the world with branches across Europe and North America.

He is also the Founder of an NGO Compassion in Action Africa that is transforming schools under trees into 21st-century primary educational facilities while also providing clean water and other forms of support. Compassion in Action also supports an orphanage with 150 children and a drug rehabilitation facility with 120 people recovering from drug addiction.

Archbishop Duncan-Williams is the Founder of Dominion University, based in Ghana, which aims to train a new generation in excellence and ethical leadership for ministry, government, and business. He is also the founder and visionary of Dominion Television, a Christian lifestyle channel that is broadcast across 16 nations in Africa.

Archbishop Duncan-Williams is happily married to his heartthrob, the matriarch of the Duncan Dynasty, Mama Francisca Duncan Williams.

Books by Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams

The Books and Publications by Archbishop Duncan-Williams include:

  1. Divine Timing. Prayer Summit Publishing.
  2. Turning Pain to Power (Prayer Summit Publishing, 2012)
  3. Destined to Make an Impact (Xulon Press, Incorporated, 2012)
  4. Binding the Strong Man (Xulon Press, Incorporated, 2012)
  5. Building a Memorial (Bishop House, 2012) 
  6. Worship a Secret Weapon. Prayer Summit Publishing.
  7. Praying Through the Promises of God (Xulon Press, Incorporated, 2013)
  8. Born with a Destiny (Bishop House, 1999)
  9. Birthing the Promises of God in Travail (Bishop House, 1999)
  10. Divine Timing (Xulon Press, Incorporated, 2012)
  11. Understanding the Father Factor (Prayer Summit Publishing, 2015)
  12. The Supernatural Powers of a Praying Man. Salem Publishing Solutions, Incorporated.(2012). 
  13. The Price of Greatness. Salem Publishing Solutions, Incorporated.(2012). 
  14. Enforcing Prophetic Decrees Vol. 1. Prayer Summit Publishing.(2015). 
  15. Enforcing Prophetic Decrees Vol. 2: Prayer Watch for Community Transformation. Prayer Summit Publishing.(2016). 
  16. (2014). Powers Behind the Scene. Prayer Summit Publishing.
  17. (2012). When Mothers Pray. Prayer Summit Publishing.

Archbishop Duncan-Williams is active on social media. You can connect with him via his official handles on Facebook, Instagram, Telegram and X.

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