Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner is a trusted advisor, public policy strategist, faith and community leader, author, lecturer, educator, executive coach, and mentor, and has made an indelible imprint in American public policy, government, diversity, and community relations. She is the CEO and co-founder of Skinner Leadership Institute and has a long history of building bridges and advancing the inclusion of people of all cultures in both the private and public sector. 

Advisor. Strategist. Coach. Author.

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A call to prayer in the New Year!

I Prayed, Now What?

Book and Discussion Guide

Do you want to learn how to pray with power and see results in the New Year? Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner’s book, I Prayed, Now What? My Journey From No Faith to Deep Faith, is a guide for just that! 


Her incredible true story from trials to triumph will teach you how to pray according to God's Word! Filled with wisdom, courage and examples of the power of effective prayer, I Prayed, Now What? reminds us about the importance of robust prayer and gives you a renewed resolve that will transform your life and carry you through the rest of the year. 


I Prayed, Now What? is a must-read for anyone who wants to learn how to pray with strength and purpose. Get your copy of I Prayed, Now What? and the Discussion Guide for the special price of $19.99 (originally $30.00 for the set) plus tax and shipping. There are a limited number of copies, so, don’t wait! Also makes a great gift or suitable for group study!

Over the past year I have had a chance to meet people across the country who have read my book. They have shared their testimonies about the role of prayer in their lives and the effect it had on them, from finding their identity in Christ to winning spiritual battles. The new year is an invitation to grow deeper with God. We are at a pivotal time in our nation and in the world. Maybe you’re facing a health issue, caring for an aging parent, worried about your child, trying to get your life together after a divorce or worried about the 2020 election. Whatever the situation, I believe that God can bring hope and healing to you!

– Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner

“Barbara is a prophet to the churches showing us how racial and economic justice are core to the gospel.” 


— Rev. Jim Wallis, Sojourners

Blog Posts


Two events are occurring in the next few months providing an opportunity for people who profess a love for God to pray for their political enemies, and therefore following the greatest Biblical command to “love God and every neighbor as we love ourselves.” 

Praying for Your Enemies Empowers the Journey for Justice

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Transforming America from its deeply rooted systemic racial and gender inequality to the Beloved Community, where all of God’s children are valued, will take more than prayer alone. It will take persistent prayers “without ceasing,” combined with relentless, righteous resistance.

The Power of Prayer and Righteous Resistance

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The startling finding of the 2000 census that by 2060 there would be no majority race in America sent shock waves through the country, terrifying many white Americans. It also set in motion bold efforts to diminish the growing political power of African-American citizens. 

How the Church is Stepping Up in the 2018 Midterms


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