About the Author

Bill Shade 1In addition to writing, Dr. Bill Shade actively serves as a Bible teacher, evangelist and conference minister both in this country and abroad.

After completing training at Philadelphia Bible Institute and Wheaton College, Dr. Shade began serving in 1956 with Scripture Memory Mountain Mission in Southeastern Kentucky. He also became pastor of McRoberts Missionary Baptist Church where he served for eight years, later receiving his Doctorate from Toledo Bible College & Seminary.

In 1964, Dr. Shade moved to York, Pennsylvania, where he founded and directed the Grace and Truth Evangelistic Association. Through the Association, he was active in radio and television ministry, evangelistic campaigns, and conference and camp ministries. He was the founder and director of Teen Encounter, Camp of the Nations and founded Wayside Maternity Home for unwed mothers. He also directed a project that prepared curriculum for World-Wide Bible Institutes, a program which organizes Bible institutes in local churches and mission stations and is currently available to individuals online at: WWBIonline.org

Dr. Shade has served for eighteen years with Source of Light Ministries International, eight as General Director of this world-wide ministry.  In 2013 he became Director of the Advanced Studies Department which administers both the WWBI program and Ezra Institute.  Dr. Shade's life story was dramatized on the radio program "Unshackled"


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  1. And, Dr. Shade was my second “boss” (my dad was my first) just out of college.and was one of my Favorites.. He reminded me one day that when I became a new person In Christ, that Jesus’ death on the cross paid for my past, present And Future sins, and that I could freely serve Him with no condemnation.. Very soon after, a lightbulb went off in my brain, in my heart and I had an insatiable desire for God’s Wird that I have to this day, now FORTY YEARS later <3 Thank you, Dr. Shade And "Ms." RubyShade <3

  2. May God bless you and open up ways for you to get the fund so that you can continue to teach the inspirational messages to the people in the world.
    James Byakika

  3. It was my privilege and honor to work for a few years with Dr. Bill Shade at Grace and Truth in York, PA. I quit my job as printer/compositor in York, and later returned to that company at their request. When a temporary layoff came I was laid off as I was then low in seniority. Almost immediately I was approached, by a fellow laborer with Dr. Shade, to come work with the WWBI program in its infancy as they were in need of someone with proof-reading and composition skills. I didn’t know what to do. While reading through the book of Philippians I came across two passages that made my decision for me: 2:13 and 4:19. God works in mysterious ways, It is an immense blessing to see how God is using the WWBI program to immerse students in the fundamentals of God’s Word.

    God bless you Dr. Bill.

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