Nicholas Duncan-Williams (born 12 May 1957) is the Presiding Archbishop and General Overseer of the Action Chapel International (ACI) ministry, headquartered in Accra, Ghana. He is the founder and father of the Charismatic Movement which started 40 years ago in Ghana and other parts of West Africa. CAFM, one church in many locations, has over 2000 affiliate and 250 branch churches located in North America, Europe, and Africa.
Known in many parts of the world as the Apostle of Strategic Prayer, Archbishop Duncan-Williams is also the Founder and President of Prayer Summit International (PSI). The Prayer Summits bring revivals to international cities through the power of corporate, intercessory and prophetic prayer.
From humble begins, Nicholas Duncan-Williams has risen to not just a remarkable Man of God but is a man who represents Ghana and Africa on an international level. In 2017, Archbishop Recently named by New African Magazine as one of “The 100 Most Influential Africans In 2017, The Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams became the first non American to lead the prayer for the incoming President and Vice President of the United States during the inauguration It is no wonder that the Archbishop and his wife Lady Rosa Whitaker of The Whitaker Group have been named one the Africa’s power couples.
The story of Duncan-Williams’ birth, conversion, and rise to the level of General in the body of Christ has been an inspiration to many. In 1957, he was born to Florence Bruce despite the fact that doctors had earlier told her that her pregnancy was a risk to her health and, therefore, conducted a medical procedure to terminate the pregnancy. Months later, Mother Florence discovered that Baby Nicholas survived the medical procedure. It was then discovered that she was actually carrying twins—with baby Nicholas being the only survivor. It was clear to some early on that this baby was destined for greatness. His father, E.K. Duncan-Williams, an Ambassador, politician and chief, became actively involved in Nicholas’s life at the age of 16. With 43 sisters and brothers, Nicholas primarily raised himself learning the art of survival through difficult circumstances at a very young age. While growing up, on multiple occasions, he nearly lost his life. In 1976, on the bed of affliction—after tragically losing three of his fingers, Nicholas Duncan-Williams, was converted by nurses, Mrs. Raji, an Indian lady and the Acquah sisters, who evangelisved to him on his hospital bed at now Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra. From that moment he gave his life to Christ and made a vow that he would spread the gospel throughout the nations and serve God for the rest of his life.
Christian Action Faith Ministry
After receiving his Holy Ghost baptism in the Church of Pentecost Bishop Idahosa’s Church of God Mission International Bible College in Nigeria to be trained as a pastor. Some after returning he founded the Christian Action Faith Ministries (CAFM) and the Action Chapel International (ACI). The CAFM was the first Charismatic church in Ghana. The Christian Action Faith Ministries has its headquarters at Action Chapel International, which is one of Accra’s largest mega-churches. Having started as a prayer meeting at his fathers house, CAFM moved to several locations (Fadama, Tradefair, International Students’ Hall, Diplomatic Shop) as it grew till it eventually came to find its headquarter at Spintex Road, where the Prayer Cathedral is located since 1992. Since then CAFM grew across Ghana, Africa and the world with branches across Europe and North America.
The Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams is anointed in the ministry of prayer, healing, deliverance and the prophetic. He also serves as an Intercessor and Minister for numerous African Heads of State and government, civic and business leaders. God has used him to birth ministries across the world and he is a spiritual father to many ministry leaders. The Archbishop believes that the different revivals that have come across the nations over the years were as a result of prayer. “There is no substitute for prayer; prayer is the lifeline of the believer and the church of Jesus Christ…and there is no distance in prayer.” He also believes that intercession will be the last move that will precede the coming of our Lord. He is known as a coach, mentor and a father of many Bishops, Pastors, and Lay Leaders — training thousands and building nations and communities for the end time harvest.
The Archbishop has a distinct Apostolic calling to Africa. The author of many books, he has been featured on global Christian television and radio networks, such as TBN, the Word Channel, DayStar and Inspiration Network.
Archbishop Duncan-Williams, the recipient of many global honors can be seen weekly on his television program “The Voice of Inspiration” which is viewed by millions in Europe and Africa. He was trained by the late Archbishop Benson Idahosa and completed biblical studies at the All Nations for Christ Bible Institute in Benin City, Nigeria. He was recently the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Theology from the University of America in California. The Archbishop, married to Rosa Whitaker Duncan-Williams, has four children, all in the Ministry, and three grand-children.
Action and affiliate churches, with a global Membership of over 100,000, train and equip believers for end time commissions and assignments in the Kingdom of God.
Compassion In Action
He is also the Founder of an NGO Compassion in Action Africa that is transforming schools under trees into 21st-century primary educational facilities while also providing clean water and other forms of support. Compassion in Action also supports an orphanage with 150 children and a drug rehabilitation facility with 120 people recovering from drug addiction.
Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams Ventures
Archbishop Duncan-Williams is the Founder of Dominion University, based in Ghana, which aims to train a new generation in excellence and ethical leadership for ministry, government, and business. He is also the founder and visionary of Dominion Television, a christian lifestyle channel that is broadcast across 16 nations in Africa.
Books self published by Duncan-Williams include:
- Nicholas Duncan-Williams (1999). Born with a Destiny. Bishop House.
- Nicholas Duncan-Williams (1999). Birthing the Promises of God in Trevail. Bishop House.
- Nicholas Duncan-Williams (2009). The Incredible Power of a Praying Woman. XULON Press.
- Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams (2012). Divine Timing. Xulon Press, Incorporated.
- Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams (2012). The Supernatural Powers of a Praying Man. Salem Publishing Solutions, Incorporated.
- Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams (2012). The Price of Greatness. Salem Publishing Solutions, Incorporated.
- Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams (2012). Destined to Make an Impact. Xulon Press, Incorporated.
- Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams (2012). Binding the Strong Man. Xulon Press, Incorporated.
- Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams (2013). Praying Through the Promises of God. Xulon Press, Incorporated.
- Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams (2015). Prayer Moves God. Prayer Summit Publishing.
- Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams. Building a Memorial. Bishop House.
- Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams (2015). Enforcing Prophetic Decrees Vol. 1. Prayer Summit Publishing.
- Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams (2016). Enforcing Prophetic Decrees Vol. 2: Prayer Watch for Community Transformation. Prayer Summit Publishing.
- Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams (2014). Powers Behind the Scene. Prayer Summit Publishing.
- Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams (2015). Understanding the Father Factor. Prayer Summit Publishing.
- Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams (2012). When Mothers Pray. Prayer Summit Publishing.
- Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams. Divine Timing. Prayer Summit Publishing.
- Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams. Worship a Secret Weapon. Prayer Summit Publishing.
- Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams (2012). Turning Pain to Power. Prayer Summit Publishing.