On Wednesday, September 12 2012, at 12 noon, Dillard University's VisionQuest will begin its "Message in the Middle" series once again. This month's speaker, William Emmanuel Hall, hails from Chicago, IL and promises to deliver a powerful message for youth of today.
William Emmanuel Hall is a man who loves all people, and is dedicated to serving those in need. Growing up on the Southside of Chicago, Halll has witnessed the frustrations of ordinary people trying to make progress. Since the age of four, William has lived out his commitment to uplifting, defending, restoring the poor and the truth.
Hearing the cries of mothers as they bury their children, while feeling the pain of poor kids of color, led Hall to take one year away from his studies to start “CommuniGize”. CommuniGize is a means to solve problems facing our next generation of leaders. William has spent ample time serving the next generation of leaders as a teacher, pastor, mentor, and big brother. He has also started the "Acts of Love" campaign giving books to school age children across the country teaching them the value of education and the value of a gift.
Hall wants to help youth all across the world. He desires to establish wells of resources to replenish the hearts and minds of empty youth. In 2007, William completed his BA in Economics from DePaul University, in addition to a minor in religious studies, and has completed a Masters of Divinity at McCormick Theological Seminary. He has worked in both parish ministry and campus ministry. He currently is on staff at Apostolic Church of God and lives in Chicago, Illinois.
Just as the good book says, Hall strongly believes everyday, if he can just help somebody, then his living is not in vain.