Advisor. Strategist. Coach. Author.

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. 

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A call to prayer!

I Prayed, Now What?

Book and Discussion Guide


Do you want to learn how to pray with power and see results? 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. The addition of the study guide makes this a great gift, suitable for group study!

Recent Prayers and Blog Posts

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. This 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 this year. 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