Willie F. Wilson has been
a resident of the District of Columbia since 1969 and resides in
Ward 7. Reverend Wilson ismarried to Reverend Mary Lewis Wilson.
They are the proud parents of four children, three of whom
graduated from District of Columbia Public Schools and one
attending a D.C. Junior High School. Rev. Wilson received his
Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from Ohio University. He graduated
from the Howard University School of Divinity with a Masters
Degree and started his work toward a doctorate degree there.
Willie F. Wilson has been the Pastor of Union Temple Baptist
Church, a congregation of more than 7,000 members in the Anacostia
community of Washington for more than 29 years. Union Temple
Baptist Church operates a home for teenagers, a welfare to work
program, a rehabilitation program for substance abusers, a feeding
program for the homeless, and a comprehensive treatment program
for persons living with AIDS. The Union Temple Baptist Church
rites of passage program for youth has been nationally recognized
and adopted by many organizations as a model for youth development
Pastor Wilson was recognized by USA Today newspaper as one of the
ten most valuable people in America. In 1997 Rev. Wilson and Union
Temple Baptist Church received the Presidential Service Award from
President Bill Clinton for community service. On January 1, 2002
he was named a "Daily Point of Light" award winner for
outstanding community service by the Points of Light Foundation
and National Service Corporation. He is a member of the Board of
Trustees of the University of the District of Columbia.
persistent and strong advocate for human rights, Rev. Wilson has
counseled Washington leadership for many years and served and
consulted with former South African President Nelson Mandela and
the current President of Ghana, John Kufuor.
Willie F. Wilson is a strong and compassionate leader dedicated to
improving the quality of life for all of our citizens. Rev Wilson
has participated in the political process as a delegate to the
Democratic National Convention, voter registration drives and
encouraged others to become active civic participants.