But for the Grace of God…
Renowned businessman and serial entrepreneur, Bob Williamson, has achieved national acclaim for his business acumen and philanthropic efforts. All told, Williamson has founded over 20 successful businesses. His largest business accomplishment to date was the establishment of one of the most successful food service technology companies in the United States, Horizon Software International; a company that he sold in 2008 for $75 million that revolutionized the institutionalized food service market with its innovative software. His last business venture was the development of $40 million Honey Lake Resort and Spa that was built on his sprawling 4800 acre quail hunting plantation near Tallahassee, Florida in 2010.
He has achieved national acclaim for his business acumen and was selected from among hundreds of contestants as the Gwinnett Business Person of the Year by the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, (the third largest chamber in the country). He was also a finalist for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, which was previously won by distinguished entrepreneur Michael Dell of Dell Computers. His companies were recognized by INC. magazine as being among the most successful in the nation. He has been featured in AOL, Florida Trend, Inc. Magazine, Business Week, MSN, Yahoo Business, Investor’s Business Daily, The Christian Post, Reader’s Digest, various newspaper articles and many other publications, plus he’s done over 1000 radio and television interviews.
What makes Williamson’s accomplishments all the more inspiring is to understand the tremendous personal challenges that he overcame in his early life which he details in his autobiography, Miracle on Luckie Street. His childhood was dark and by the time he was fifteen he was an alcoholic; he attended 19 different schools; he graduated to intravenous meth and heroin use and became a hard core addict; he was extremely violent, carried a .357 Magnum, and became a dangerous criminal committing armed robberies; he was kicked out of the military as a diagnosed sociopath; he spent time in Parrish Prison in New Orleans, he went through a nasty divorce; his family had given up on him; he was homeless, penniless, was a loner that didn’t have a single friend; and didn’t believe in God.
He has spent nearly all of his free time over the last several decades sharing his inspirational true life story in an effort to provide hope to anyone who might happen to need it. He writes a devotional five days per week entitled: Words for the Day and has been doing so for over 19 years. He is heavily involved with prison ministry and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Bill Glass Prison Ministry and is a platform speaker at many prison events each year. He founded and attends Honey Lake Church and Worldwide Ministries. Williamson co-authored a success book, Crazy Like Foxes, which was just released in 2017.
In 2012, God began revealing Himself to Bob with a series of revelations to enter the ministry on a fulltime basis. He founded The Jesus Alliance, in an effort to unite the church (body of believers), equip it, and motivate Christians to actively work towards global revival, preaching the Gospel, and discipling every nation. Part of the Jesus Alliance’s mission is also aimed towards changing our culture from anti-faith dominance to faith based. In that effort, Bob has been working extremely hard towards establishing federal legislation that will effectively reduce human slavery, sex trafficking of children, and child rape by imposing severe penalties to those who buy child sex thereby eliminating much of the demand.