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
Robert D. Dukes
President & Executive Director WDA
President of Greene Consulting Associates, LLC
Peachtree City, Georgia
Commercial Agent, Chastain & Associates
Vice President/Real Estate and Development: Pizza Guys, LLC
Dr. Hugh Kirby
Intergenerational Minister New Hope Church
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer WDA
Wealth Management Advisor and Certified Financial Planner for Merrill Lynch
Dr. Joyce Webb
Founding partner of Keystone Counseling Center
Keyaan J Williams
CEO, Cyber Leadership and Strategy Solutions, LLC
Investor/Entrepreneur, Pizza Guys, LLC
Dr. Mike Younker
CEO, South Atlanta Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center
Officers of WDA Corporation
Robert D. Dukes, President
David Parfitt, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
We’re committed to the highest level of transparency! Our organization earned a 2019 Platinum Seal of Transparency, showcasing the progress and results we’re making toward our mission of building 1 Million Disciples who Disciple!