Don Wilton is the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He is the founder and president of The Encouraging Word, a broadcast ministry that has the potential to reach households in 158 countries through television, radio, and the Internet. In addition, he is passionate about hosting teaching tours to the Holy Land each year including Israel, Egypt, Jordan, and Rome.
Dr. Wilton has the privilege of serving as Dr. Billy Graham’s pastor. They have remained close friends for many years, and he is a frequent speaker for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association Schools of Evangelism and for The Cove. He is a highly sought after Bible expositor and preaches around the world.
Don and his wife, Karyn, have three grown children who serve the Lord around the world in ministry. They have eight grandchildren.