William D Cunningham
A US Navy veteran serving honorably in multiple conflicts and wars since 1985 with additional time spent in Afghanistan and Iraq as a military liaison to Special Forces units, William is a graduate of the Montreat College with a Masters in the school's executive MBA program.
After serving several years as a Naval intelligence professional, William accepted a ministry position as an executive assisting pastor of the largest church within his denomination in Hawaii. He learned quickly that the greatest asset to any leader is his assistant. He directed and navigated the ministry's radio syndication in 5 markets to 215 markets nationally in a 2-year period. He additionally directed an affiliated Bible College as a teaching director. From 2000 to 2004 William operationally managed two separate businesses suffering from near failure to a steady profit growth by implementing achievable milestones, a follow-up system and great customer relationships. A call from the Defense Intelligence Agency in 2004 redirected William to serve as an intelligence asset to Special Forces units in Afghanistan and Iraq. Over the next several years, he would lead several operational components in multiple hostile locations, insuring both kinetic and non-combative missions were achieved. In 2011, William assisted in restructuring a $21,000,000.00 intelligence contract to be successfully bought out, allowing him to pursue other interests and spend much needed time with family. In 2012 he focused his interests on creating a better environment by first volunteering and then serving as Chief Operating Officer and Major Gift Officer of largest homeless shelter in Western North Carolina where he spent much of his time coaching life-changing principles with those in need as well as encouraging donors. William's motto is, “Let's get caught doing good together.” In early 2016, he decided to open up a counseling practice to help individuals and families live the greater life.
Late 2016, while still maintaining his practice, he began working with the Heart for Lebanon Foundation, a global faith-based humanitarian organization. He donates proceeds from this book to help the marginalized. Go to www.heartforlebanon.org to learn more.
William is married to Amy and they have three children and three grandchildren. He enjoys giving back to the community and supports a number of organizations at various levels, to include: Special Operations Foundation, All Things Possible Ministries (Combating Human Trafficking), WMIT Radio and his greatest passion, Heart For Lebanon Foundation.
William believes in lifelong learning. Aside from his MBA from Montreat College, he also is a 1992 graduate of Calvary Chapel Bible College School of Ministry (SOM) followed by a pastoral commissioning. In 2010 he received a Master Certification in Applied Project Management through Villanova University. In 2011 William completed certification requirements for Legal Investigation through Winston-Salem State University. In 2014 he completed his requirements as a Certified Temperament Counselor through Sarasota Academy of Christian Counseling and is a professional clinical member of the National Christian Counseling Association.
William now runs a Christian counseling practice in the mountains of North Carolina where he teaches his clients to give their life away. To know more go to www.ashevillechristiancounseling.com.
He has been featured in the docu-movie, Triggered: A Victor Marx film. The film portrays those that have struggled with PTSD and how they cope with the trauma. See video online at: http://triggeredthemovie.com/
William’s passion is to see people freed from the very things that hold them in bondage and often invites them to travel with him to Lebanon to work alongside the people assisting the 1.7 million Syrian refugees in the country’s farmlands.