Dr. Raleigh Washington

About the Founder

DR. RALEIGH WASHINGTON is President and CEO of Awakening The Voice Of Truth. He was the third recipient awarded "Doctor of Peacemaking" after Mother Teresa and Bishop Desmond Tutu by Westminster College. He is a Board Member and past President of The Road to Jerusalem, a ministry reconciling Jewish and non-Jewish believers. He is Pastor Emeritus of Rock of Chicago’s Our Salvation Evangelical Free Church, a multi-racial urban church that he founded and led. He joined Promise Keepers as Vice President of Reconciliation, retired as President/CEO, and currently is President Emeritus. He and Glen Kehrein co-authored Breaking Down Walls: A Model of Reconciliation in an Age of Racial Strife, the 1994 Gold Medallion winner of the Christian Booksellers Association. Attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army, Dr. Washington earned the Bronze Star for meritorious service in Vietnam. Post-military, at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (now Trinity International University), he earned his Master of Divinity. Later, on the staff of Trinity International University, he developed and led the school’s Master of Arts in Urban Ministries. He holds honorary doctorates from Trinity, Westminster College, and Azusa Pacific University. He is still on numerous ministry boards, he also speaks at conferences and to universities, congregations, and corporations.


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