Willie George became a Christian in 1972 and began work in the Children’s Ministry as a youth pastor of a church of 200 in Plainview, Texas. George believes that God spoke to him during a significant and intense time of prayer and instructed him to found a church in Tulsa. George and his wife Deleva moved to Tulsa and he accepted a position with Faith Christian Fellowship in a children’s ministry position.
At age 20, Willie George began an outreach with Sunday School buses and quickly learned how to hold the attention of rowdy, unchurched kids. In spite of his success as a traveling minister, he longed to build a local church where youth and children’s ministries would be showcased. Since 1987, Church on the Move in Tulsa, OK has been a leader in effective ministry for children and teenagers, with outreaches like Dry Gulch, U.S.A. and Oneighty.
In the decade that followed, his groundbreaking techniques brought him to national prominence as an authority on children’s ministry. In 1982, he created a wildly successful, nationally broadcast kids television program, The Gospel Bill Show. Willie George is well known for his role as “Gospel Bill” in his evangelism TV shows. He also performed in the Gospel Bill role in one episode of The Wichita Slim Trilogy alongside Kenneth Copeland as Wichita Slim (a Sheriff). Willie George was also instrumental in producing Fire By Nite, a televised Christian program aimed at reaching a youthful audience. It aired on the Trinity Broadcasting Network and other local broadcast networks across America in the early to mid 1990s.
Today, the effectiveness of his vision is revealed in the amazing second-generation leadership team at Church on the Move. The same communicative skills that marked Willie George as a children’s minister have positioned him as the Senior Pastor of one of America’s most innovative churches. Willie and Deleva George have four children and ten grandchildren.