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Meet Johnny Moffitt of Worldwide Voice in the Wilderness in Richardson

Today we’d like to introduce you to Johnny Moffitt.

Johnny Moffitt is Director of Worldwide Voice In The Wilderness Ministries that reaches around the world through ministry into the prisons and other neglected and forgotten people. In the late 1960’s Johnny was an officer in one of the largest motorcycle clubs in America. He had a life changing experience with Jesus Christ in 1971 and committed his life to serving Him. In the early 70’s Johnny founded and served as Director of the Texas Boys Ranch in Lubbock, Texas. T.B.R. is a multi-million dollar facility that never had a debt under Johnny’s leadership. He is a graduate of Christ For The Nations Institute in Dallas, Texas. He received a Doctor of Ministry degree from Vision University, in California, in November of 2005. In January of 2007, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Human Letters, by Logos University in Jacksonville, Florida.

Johnny preaches regularly in some of the largest churches in America. He has appeared several times on such television programs as “Praise The Lord” on the Trinity Broadcast Network; “Celebration” on the Daystar Network, and “Light of the Southwest”, in Odessa, Texas.

Johnny is a past President of the Christ For The Nations Alumni Ministers Fellowship, and is Treasurer of the International Coalition Of Prison Evangelists (COPE). Johnny served 15 years as vice-president and 7 years as President of COPE. He served 10 years on the International Board of The Full Gospel Fellowship of Churches and Ministers, International, and remains active in that organization.

Johnny leads WVIW in ministry services to TDCJ through Marriage Seminars for inmates, and officers and staff; Manhood Seminars; Crusades; and established a 12-step program called, “Overcomers”. “Overcomers” is now in over 50 units of TDCJ, and three federal prisons. In April of 1997, Johnny received the Governor George W. Bush Award for “Volunteer Services” to the Texas Department of Corrections, for his ministry to the marriages of Texas inmates and TDCJ officers and staff. In 2006, he received the Governor Rick Perry Award as “The Best Family Program” in Texas prisons. In 2014, he was awarded the “Chaplain Ray Hoekstra Lifetime Achievement Award” by the International Coalition of Prison Evangelists, for his thirty-seven years of ministry in prisons around the world.

The story of Johnny’s miraculous life is told in the book, DELIVERED, McDougal Publishing, publishers. Johnny ministers under the anointing of the Holy Spirit with signs following. His variegated past and unique sense of humor, provide color to his message.

Johnny and his wife of forty-three years, Betty, have three grown children and three grandsons. They live in Dallas, Texas, where they are active members at Gateway Church, whose Senior Pastor is Rev. Robert Morris.

Has it been a smooth road?
Finances were very low for many years. We just hung in until they improved and we established with our peers and partners.

Our building burned down in the late ’80’s, and we had to start all over again.

I had a heart attack in 2000 and again in 2002. In 2002 I had quadruple bypass surgery and was given a pacemaker/defibulator. That was a major setback.

The road has not been smooth, but we are still going strong and are requested in Texas and around the world.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Worldwide Voice in the Wilderness – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
Here at Worldwide Voice in the Wilderness we strive to make every one of our Marriage Seminars the most blessed and life changing events you will ever attend. Our mission is to Save Marriages, Rebuild Lives, and Keep Families Together.

From the 3 days of uninterrupted time with your spouse, to the incredible true life stories, every second of the weekend is filled with a huge measure of grace and aimed at life change.

Whether you have been married a hundred years or only one, have the best relationship or you can’t remember why you married your spouse to begin with, this seminar is for YOU!

WVIW hosts one & three day crusades into prison units all around the world. These crusades are all voluntarily attended and the inmates prove to be thirsty for this meaningful weekend of connection.

Our staff, and several Team Members (from 20 to 100) enter the prison on Friday afternoon and conduct a revival service, with testimonies, special music, and preaching.

On Saturday morning we return to visit every cell in the prison and share the love of Christ with every prisoner.

Today Johnny serves Worldwide Voice in the Wilderness which builds ministry in parts of America, Canada, England, Jamaica, Latvia, Estonia, Scotland, Mexico, Honduras, Cuba and Africa.

Governments, Prison officials and Para Church Ministries from all over the world have invited Johnny and Betty Moffitt to share the wealth of knowledge they have built over 30+ years in prison ministry. They have initiated native prison ministries, coached church leaders, supported prison staff, and trained volunteers in hundreds of prisons, churches, and conferences worldwide.

What were you like growing up?
I was a non-achiever. I barely graduated from Lubbock High School in 1961. That same year I was expelled from Texas Tech. I entered the Air Force where I served in Puerto Rico with no distinction. On my return to the states in 1966, I joined the outlaw motor culture and was heavily involved in drugs and alcohol. In 1971 my life changed completely and since then has continued to get better and better.

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