The Reverend Don Wilson is a dyanmic leader and teacher. He loves the Lord and believes that is vital that people develop healthy relations that allow them to encounter the presence of the Holy Spirit, the gift from God to humanity, in the midst of community. He stresses that the church is a place for all the people of God. “All means All,” he repeatly states.
Don Wilson a son of the church. He grew up Lake City, South Carolina. He grew up in a Methodist church that his great grandfather was one of the founding fathers. He sensed a call to ministry as a youth. However, he was not certain that it was pastoral leadership. He entered ministry as a mission intern with the General Board of Global Ministries. He served as an intern in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Little Rock, Arkansas. After his internship, he served as a Church and Community Worker in Little Rock, AR. He was the community developer for the Better Community Developers, Inc. and as part of the leadership of the Theressa Hoover United Methodist Church.
Upon answering his call to pastoral leadership, he served congregations in the Arkansas Conference of the United Methodist Church. He became an Ordain Elder in full connection in the West Ohio Conference, July 2011. He has served three congregations in the West Ohio Conference Dixon UMC, Dayton, OH; Asbury North UMC, Columbus, Ohio and the Gaines UMC, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Don attended the University in South Carolina in Columbia, SC. He completed his undergraduate studies at the Francis Marion University earning a Bachelor of Science in Political Science with collaterals in Psychology and History. He did post-baccalaureate studies in the field of Mathematics education at the Claflin University, Orangeburg, SC. He attended Pilliphs Theological Seminary in Tulsa, OK. He earned a Masters of Divinity degree from the United Theological Seminary, Dayton, OH.
Don is the father of one adult son, Caleb J. Wilson. He is the son of the late John C. Wilson and Mrs. Annie M. Wilson of Lake City, SC.