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.


About Awakening the Voice of Truth

Awakening the Voice of Truth understands that fellowship is essential to spiritual and congregational growth. It is through Christian fellowship that we will influence those in our communities and make ourselves available to create a mutual bond with others through Christ. 

Fellowship is maintained by congregations under the influence of God’s word and the voice of truth. Christian leaders serve others by creating an influence that helps spread the teachings of Christ.

Meeting in Banquet Room

Awakening the Voice of Truth was founded to bring resources for sharing the Word of God to congregations, ministers, pastors and faith leaders of all backgrounds. 

From podcasts to videos, downloadable speaker notes and live events, ATVOT’s goal is to create Bible based seminars, outlines and conversations to help our communities grow in Faith and develop tomorrow’s congregation. We understand the dynamic, shifting influence the world can have on young adults and new families, alike. We hope to provide content that is both relevant and meaningful, yet remains truthful to the word of God.