Dr. Don Wilton is senior pastor of the First Baptist church of Spartanburg, South Carolina. He serves as president of The Encouraging Word broadcast ministry that reaches millions of worshipers via television, radio and the Internet.
Dr. Wilton has written manuals, articles and reviews for the Southern Baptist Convention and for publications such as Preaching and Decision magazine. He has authored seven books: The Absolute Certainty of Life after Death, See You at the Finish Line, Totally Secure, When God Prayed, A Hope and a Future: Overcoming Discouragement, Praying for a Miracle, and his new weekly devotional - Encouragement in His Presence. He has served as president of the South Carolina Baptist Convention and is a frequent speaker for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association both at the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove and in the School of Missions and Evangelism. He is a distinguished Bible expositor, a frequent guest speaker and preacher for many Bible conferences, state conventions, seminaries, colleges and other TV ministries.
Don enjoys reading, playing golf, and fishing. He and his wife, Karyn, have three grown children and six grandchildren.