With Bill Wilson the need has always been the call. For more than
10,000 children in the Brooklyn area, Bill Wilson and the ministry
of Metro Church are a major source of love and encouragement.
Wilson was abandoned at age 14 by his alcoholic mother. Caring Christians rescued him and later helped him attend Southeastern College (Lakeland, Florida), where he earned degrees in Bible and theology. At age 19 Wilson started a Sunday school ministry in St. Petersburg, Florida. Because of the success of his bus ministry in Florida, he was invited by the Rev. Tommy Barnett to fortify and develop his church's bus ministry and Sunday school in Davenport, Iowa.During his four years of service in Iowa, Wilson made trips to the Northeast and the most desperate parts of New York's ghettos. Compelled by the violence, poverty and hopelessness, he began a Sunday school in Brooklyn. Today he pastors Metro Church, a congregation of 11,000 children and 1,000 adults. Through weekly meetings and visits to each child's home, Wilson and his staff teach children the danger of drugs and violence. They present them with a sense of right and wrong and the hope of Jesus Christ.