The Ministry Today
Today, the AFA Ministry operates on a budget of $20 million per year, with most of the donations averaging $20 per person. There are 400 local AFA affiliates, and the ministry has over 200 radio stations scattered throughout the nation.
They publish a monthly journal, they operate a news service, and they have recently started producing motion pictures. Over 180,000 subscribe to their journal, and they have 3.4 million subscribers to their email “Action Alerts.”42
Pretty impressive accomplishments for a “country bumpkin”!
In 2010 Don Wildmon was forced to retire due to illness. He suffers from St. Louis Encephalitis. His son, Tim, took over the helm of the ministry.
In March of 2017, Wildmon was honored by being inducted into the National Religious Broadcasters’ Hall of Fame. It is just one of many accolades he has received over the years.
One of his most significant awards was an honorary Doctor of Laws degree that was conferred on him by Asbury College in 1990. On that occasion, Dr. Dennis Kinlaw, the president of the college, made the following insightful remarks:43
In the course of human history, God has shown His grace to His children in many ways. One of those ways is in His gift of prophets…
Today God has looked with favor upon us and has given to our country again a prophet.
This one came… from Tupelo, Mississippi… [and in him] we have seen again the power of one single voice, evolved by God, to touch the conscience of a nation.
Needless to say, Don Wildmon’s outspokenness has not made him popular. His honesty and his convictions have brought him scorn, contumely, and open hostility…
The God of Scriptures is the God who does the unlikely. No one expected… a prophet of God out of Tupelo, Mississippi. But God has given us one. And today we at Asbury College give thanks.
Every time I think of Don Wildmon and his great ministry, I am reminded of the words of the Apostle Paul recorded in 1 Corinthians 1:27:
God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong…
References are available under the original posting of this article on the Lamb & Lion Ministries website at christinprophecy.org.