Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams, known in many parts of the world as the Apostle of Strategic Prayer, is the Presiding Archbishop and General Overseer of Christian Action Faith Ministries (CAFM), head-quartered in Accra, Ghana. He is the founder and father of the Charismatic Movement in Ghana and other parts of West Africa. CAFM, one church in many locations, has over 300 affiliate and branch churches located in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Archbishop Duncan-Williams is also the Founder and President of Global Prayer Summit. The Prayer Summits bring the message and power of prayer to many U.S. and international cities focusing on corporate prayer and breaking down spiritual barriers that hinder revival.The story of Duncan-Williams’ birth, conversion and rise to General in the body of Christ has been an inspiration to many. In 1957, he was born to Florence Bruce despite the fact that doctors had earlier told her that her pregnancy was a risk to her health and she, therefore, decided to terminate it. Months later, Mother Florence discovered that Baby Nicolas survived the medical procedure. It was clear to some early on that this baby was destined for greatness. His father, E.K. Duncan-Williams, an Ambassador, politician and chief, became actively involved in Nicolas’s life at the age of 15.
With 43 sisters and brothers, Nicolas primarily raised himself learning the art of survival through difficult circumstances at a very young age. While growing up, on multiple occasions, he nearly lost his life. 1976, on the bed of affliction—after tragically losing three of his fingers, Nicolas Duncan-Williams, 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. He is known as a coach, mentor and a father of many -- training thousands and building nations and communities for the end time harvest.
Anointed in the ministry of prayer, healing, deliverance and the prophetic, he also serves as an Intercessor and Minister for numerous African government, civic and business leaders. His intense passion for intercession and strategic prayer is born out of his personal experience. Archbishop Duncan-Williams also offers counsel, direction and mentorship to emerging and seasoned Bishops and ministry leaders. God has used him to birth ministries across the world and he is a spiritual father to many ministry leaders. He has been instrumental in Christian revival in many parts of the world. The Archbishop believes that the different revivals that have come across the nations over the years were as a result of prayer. “There is no substitute for prayer; prayer is the lifeline of the believer and the church of Jesus Christ...and there is no distance in prayer.” He also believes that intercession will be the last move that will precede the coming of our Lord.
The Archbishop has a distinct Apostolic calling to Africa. In addition to ministering to Presidents, he has missions that support poorest of the poor. His missions are supporting orphanages and provisions of food, shelter, water, electricity and ministry training in Africa. His Ministry runs Dominion University College in Accra, a Word-based theological and leadership institute of higher learning. He also founded the Dominion Multi-media College in Accra established to bring Christian ethics and training to the media. This Apostolic calling has led the Archbishop to take his strong dynamic ministry of over 20,000 members in Ghana to other nations of the world. His association with established leaders such as Oral and Richard Roberts, Dr. Morris Cerullo, Bishop T.D. Jakes and C. Peter Wagner has helped him to gain respect and accreditation from various church leaders worldwide. He has been featured on global Christian television and radio networks, such as TBN, the Word Channel and Inspiration Network. Archbishop Duncan-Williams, the recipient of many global honors and author of several books, can be seen weekly on his television program "The Voice of Inspiration" which is viewed by millions in Europe and Africa. He was trained by the late Archbishop Benson Idahosa and completed biblical studies at the All Nations for Christ Bible Institute in Benin City, Nigeria. The Archbishop, married to Rosa Whitaker Duncan-Williams, has four children, all in the Ministry, and one grand-child.