Reverend William Dwight McKissic, Sr. is founder and Senior Pastor of the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Arlington, Texas. Pastor McKissic began the church in 1983, in a small garage with fifteen in attendance, a vision and God’s divine favor. The church is blessed now with a weekly attendance averaging over 1000 each Sunday. Rev. McKissic is currently serving as the 11th Moderator of the Galilee Griggs Memorial District Association located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Rev McKissic was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas in 1956. He is a 1978 graduate of Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. He also attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX. In May 2010 he was awarded an honorary Doctorate Degree: Doctorate of Humane Letters from Arkansas Baptist College in Little Rock, Arkansas. He is the author of three books: Beyond Roots: In search of Blacks in the Bible, Beyond Roots II, If Anybody Asks You Who I Am and Moving From Fear to Faith. He has been cited in numerous publications and articles. Pastor McKissic has recently been appointed as a member of The Arkansas Baptist College Board of Trustees. Arkansas Baptist College is a private, historically black liberal arts college located in Little Rock, Arkansas, and Life Action Ministries Advisory Board. He and his wife, Vera, have four children and twelve grandchildren. Rev. McKissic and Vera reside in Arlington, Texas.