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Bishop William S. Wright Sr. is a native Memphian, born November 16, 1955 to the late Henry and Angie Wright. He is the youngest of seven children, and also a third generation member of the Church of God in Christ. Bishop Wright and his wife Debrah have been married since July 27, 1974. They are the proud parents of two children, a daughter Kenitra Wright and a son, now deceased, William S. Wright Jr.
Bishop Wright organized the Liberty Church July 13, 1990 with 4 members. Since that time the ministry has grown tremendously under his leadership. The Liberty Church is one church in two locations at 544 E. Raines Road and 5478 Newberry Ave. in Memphis, TN. Liberty Church has an active membership of 710 members.
Under Bishop Wright's leadership, several properties have been purchased with a total net worth of over $2.5 million dollars. Building 1 property (8,100 sq. ft.) consists of the sanctuary, 13 classrooms, administrative offices, and fellowship hall. Building 2 property is the (11,720 sq. ft.) Family Life Center built, completed, and dedicated in the year 2000. The multi-purpose facility consists of a production stage, NBA regulated basketball court, commercial kitchen, laundry room, weight room, cardiovascular equipment, game room, lounge, computer center, and staff offices. Building 3 property (965 sq. ft.) is the corporate offices, media and resource center located at 4162 Alice Dr. This property was acquired in May 2002. All the previous noted properties are located in the Whitehaven area. Off street parking is included for 130 vehicles. Additional properties have been purchased near the Whitehaven location since 2002. Building 4 property, (12,536 sq. ft.) sanctuary and Family Life Center on 4.1 acres located at 5478 Newberry Ave. and Building 5 property, (1550 sq, ft.) corporate offices and resource center located at 5458 Newberry Ave. are in the East Memphis area of Fox Meadows. These properties were acquired in April 2004. Building 6 property, (990 sq. ft ) is the training and storage center located at 4144 Shirley Dr., also is near the Whitehaven location. This property was acquired in February 2008. Building 7 property, (1007 sq. ft) is located at 4125 Alice Dr. and Building 8 property, 4132 Shirley Dr. near the Whitehaven location. This property was acquired in June 2008. Properties at 517 E. Raines, 564 E. Raines, and 590 E. Raines is also owned by Liberty Church.
Bishop Wright has maintained a radio broadcast since Oct. 6, 1990. He currently can be heard on WBBP 1480am Memphis, TN @ 3:45pm Monday thru Friday and 1:00pm Saturdays. Since July 1995 he has maintained a television broadcast. He currently can be seen on Memphis's local cable channel 17, Saturdays @ 8:30pm central time. In the tri-state region he can be seen on WPTY24 @ 6:30am and on local cable channel 14 @ 7:00am and 8:00pm Sundays, and 6:00am Mondays.
Under Bishop Wright's leadership the Liberty Church now consists of over 28 ministries and auxiliaries, 4 Sunday Worship services, and two mid-week bible studies and one mid-week service.
Bishop Wright also serves as the Prelate of the Tennessee Southwest Jurisdiction with the Headquarters in Memphis, Tn.
Click here to visit his church's website www.LibertyWSW.com