Willie Batson – Founder


Willie Batson is an engaging presenter who speaks nationally with authority on today’s family relationships. He inspires his audience with practical information that challenges couples and parents to work together through relational issues with a Christ-centered approach. Willie brings both humor and practical wisdom to his presentations. It is the exact right combination. His work genuinely reflects a calling from God in his life.

Willie is a native of Wilmington, North Carolina and has actively been involved in ministry since he was 16 years old. In 1972 he married his wife, Cindy (Carter), who is a native of Norwalk, Connecticut. They became forever friends while students at college. Cindy is trained in elementary education and spent 18 years in the special education field. They have two married daughters and five grandchildren.

Willie is a published author, having written his first book, Tools for a Great Marriage, in 2008 and his second book, Tools for a Great Marriage DEVOTIONAL, in 2014. It has enjoyed worldwide distribution and gain acclaim from readers and noted authors such as Dr. Gary Chapman (The Five Love Languages) and David & Claudia Arp (10 Great Dates series). Willie & Cindy are currently working on a second book specifically for couples dealing with a chronic illness or disability in their marriages. He has also had articles and columns published in such national publications as The AC Witness, Children’s Ministry Magazine (Group), and Living with Teenagers (LifeWay).

Willie founded Family Builders Ministries, a non-profit faith-based organization, in March 1987. Working with a Board of Directors, Willie served as the Founder/President of the organization until his retirement on June 30, 2017. He now enjoys a more relaxed schedule and the opportunity to spend time with Cindy and their family. He continues to serve by maintaining an online ministry through his website:  www.WillieBatson.com