Biography Of Archbishop Duncan Williams: Early Life, Education, & Ministry

Archbishop Duncan Williams

Biography Of Archbishop Duncan Williams

Archbishop Duncan Williams, also known as Nicholas Duncan Williams, is the Archbishop of the Christian Action Church International Ministry in Ghana.

He is best known as the founder of the Christian Action Faith Ministries, a charismatic movement that serves a large portion of West Africa.

Nicholas Duncan Williams, born on May 12, 1957 in Ghana, has spent over 40 years of his life serving God. He is famous for his life changing testimony about how he lost three of his fingers before he became born again.

His Education

Duncan may not have had any formal education and may only speak pidgin English, but his humble beginnings have not limited his achievements over the years. He is well-known for a number of publications, a distinction that not even the most learned have attained.

His Early LifeĀ 

At the age of 16, his father became actively involved in Nicholas’ life. Nicholas was raised primarily by his 43 sisters and brothers, learning the art of survival through difficult circumstances at a young age.

Several times as a child, he came dangerously close to death. Nicholas Duncan-Williams was converted on his hospital bed in 1976, after tragically losing three of his fingers, by nurses, Mrs. Raj (Hemalatha John Rajaratnam) of Nurses Training College, and the Acquah sisters, who evangelized to him on his hospital bed at now Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra.

He gave his life to Christ at that point and vowed to spread the gospel throughout the nations and serve God for the rest of his life.


He attended Bishop Idahosa’s Church of God Mission International Bible College in Nigeria after receiving his Holy Spirit baptism in the Church of Pentecost. He established the Christian Action Faith Ministries (CAFM) and the Action Chapel International shortly after his return (ACI). The CAFM was Ghana’s first Charismatic church.

Christian Action Faith Ministries is based at Action Chapel International, one of Accra’s largest mega-churches.

CAFM began as a prayer meeting at his father’s house and grew to several locations (Fadama, Tradefair, International Students’ Hall, Diplomatic Shop) before settling on Spintex Road, where the Prayer Cathedral has been located since 1992.

CAFM has since expanded throughout Ghana, Africa, and the world, with branches in Europe and North America.

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