Tony McWilliams was married to Gail, a nationally known speaker, for thirty-eight years before her passing on Christmas Eve 2016. During that time they had five miracle children, which doctors said they would never have. From the very first year of marriage Tony’s wife gradually lost her eyesight, a medical complication related to her pregnancies and a childhood disease. This afforded Tony the opportunity to develop sensitivities to physical challenges with which many families struggle.
Tony has spent his life as a teacher and presenter and finds his greatest rewards tackling areas where understanding is dim and hope diminished. His principled insights and eye-opening perspectives help audiences focus more clearly on the unchanging concepts that hold life together and which propels a life toward its greatest potential.
Tony originates from Illinois where, at the age of seventeen, he began involvement in leadership roles among young people in his home town. He then traveled for three years to 65 college campuses around the nation working with Campus Challenge Missions during which time he met and married his wife, Gail. They spent their first three years together as itinerant speakers and presenters, and where Gail gave solo music concerts. Tony began pastoring and did so for the next thirteen years. This included the start of a private school and hosting a TV program called Sing and Declare. Tony and family have produced multiple books, teaching CD’s and musical projects and have traveled the nation together speaking to churches and on TV and radio, and as keynote speakers and corporate presenters.
In the year 2000 they moved to Dallas, Texas to work with Christ For The Nations Institute. Tony worked full time for this international Bible school and global outreach in an administrative position as well as taught classes on leadership, ministry priorities and character development. Tony and Gail rounded out their ten-year stay at this school as adjunct instructors where they co-taught semester classes on “Marriage and Family.”
Tony wrote and published the life-changing book So Shall My Word Be: Living by the Faith Revealed in Nature’s Amazing Model. He also helped his wife, Gail, publish four books she authored. Tony has ghost written one other book.
Tony presently serves to provide leadership support to Generations Global, a non-profit organization and social enterprise. Through Generations Global Tony serves the marketing and economic interests of a team of social entrepreneurs at HopeQuestGlobal.com to deliver measurable, record breaking damage to the number one social problem in the world—childhood malnutrition.
Tony resides in Dallas, Texas where he spends a great deal of time with his adult children and five grandchildren.