WDA’s mission is to serve the church worldwide by developing Christlike character in people and equipping them to disciple others according to the pattern Jesus used to train His disciples.

We envision a worldwide network of interconnected ministries committed to the ongoing process of Christlike sanctification and renewal, and staffed by teams of leaders who are trained using a biblical pattern of discipleship.

Master plan

We operate our ministry by following a carefully designed and strategically implemented Master Plan, revised each year by our Executive Leadership Team and Board of Directors. While we always remain open and sensitive to fresh revelation from the Holy Spirit corroborated through the Word, we believe that He directs us best as we remain focused on our mission.

Our History

Organized as Worldwide Discipleship Association (WDA) in 1974, we are based in the United States and have ministries and partners throughout the world. WDA is a 501c(3) non-profit organization funded primarily by the tax-deductible gifts of those who share our commitment to biblical disciple building.

WDA was founded by Carl Wilson, a pastor, former director of the High School Ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ, International and author of With Christ in the School of Disciple Building. Since its inception, WDA has focused on studying Jesus’ ministry and methods, and applying biblical disciple building principles to the contemporary world.

Realizing the strategic position held by universities as centers of influence in our culture, WDA initiated its ministry on college campuses. We continue to build disciples on college campuses, but also focus on developing other centers, partnerships, publications and resources that equip disciple builders, both in the US and overseas.


Our Board of Directors

WDA is organized as a 501c(3) non-profit corporation governed by operational leadership reporting to a Board of Directors who are charged with oversight.

Dr. Carroll Coakley

Professor Emeritus and faculty advisor at the University of Tennessee

Knoxville, Tennessee





Robert D. Dukes

President & Executive Director WDA 

Fayetteville, Georgia






Ross Greene

President of Greene Consulting Associates, LLC

Peachtree City, Georgia






Daniel Horne

(Board Chairman)

Commercial Agent, Chastain & Associates

Watkinsville, Georgia





Woody Johnson

Vice President/Real Estate and Development: Pizza Guys, LLC

Atlanta, Georgia






Dr. Hugh Kirby

Intergenerational Minister New Hope Church

Fayetteville, Georgia






David Parfitt

Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer WDA

Fayetteville, Georgia





C.J. Stanford

Wealth Management Advisor and Certified Financial Planner for Merrill Lynch

Tyrone, Georgia






Dr. Joyce Webb

Clinical psychologist
Founding partner of Keystone Counseling Center

Stockbridge, Georgia






Keyaan J Williams

CEO, Cyber Leadership and Strategy Solutions, LLC
Chief Information Security Officer WDA

Atlanta, Georgia






Mike Wolf

Investor/Entrepreneur, Pizza Guys, LLC

Fayetteville, Georgia






Dr. Mike Younker

CEO, South Atlanta Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center

Fayetteville, Georgia






Officers of WDA Corporation

Robert D. Dukes, President
David Parfitt, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
Keyaan J Williams, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).

Effective December 2017





We’re committed to the highest level of transparency! Our organization earned a 2019 Platinum Seal of Transparency, showcasing the progr​ess and results we’re making toward our mission of building 1 Million Disciples who Disciple!


Click on the badge to check out our updated GuideStar Nonprofit Profile.