November 9, 2015 – Tune in to the Oprah Winfrey Network’s Super Soul Sunday on Sunday November 22, 2015 at 7PM ET/PT, when Oprah will be joined by Pastor Wintley Phipps, education activist and founder of the U.S. Dream Academy, to discuss how faith and connectedness can help to create a life of value, meaning, purpose and fulfillment. He shares with Oprah how viewers can step into their best lives by adopting and strengthening the eight pillars of God’s ethos, which he details in his most recent book, Your Best Destiny: Becoming the person you were created to be (Tyndale Momentum, October 2015).
In the book, Phipps unlocks the eight secret character traits that will help you grow stronger, overcome obstacles, and achieve real success in life: Belief, Virtue, Wisdom, Self-Control, Perseverance, Sacredness, Kindness and Love. He also talks about embracing your dreams, finding the sacred in music and how our greatness shines from the inside out. Finally, he shares his belief that by working to resemble, reflect and reveal the character of God – while embracing our strengths and improving our weaknesses – we will discover our supreme, God-given destinies.
About the Author . . . Wintley Phipps is a pastor, world-renowned vocal artist, motivational speaker, and education activist. He is the founder, president, and chief executive officer of the U.S. Dream Academy, a national after-school program that aims to break the cycle of intergenerational incarceration by giving children the skills and vision necessary to lead productive and fulfilling lives. The Dream Academy offers skill-building, character-building, and dream-building activities in a safe environment, utilizing both one-to-one mentoring and state of the art technology to deliver online academic enrichment to children of incarcerated parents and those falling behind in school. He has received numerous awards including the Oprah Winfrey Angel Network “Use your life” award. He serves as Senior Pastor of Palm Bay Seventh-day Adventist Church in Florida. He and his wife, Linda, have three sons