Rev. Bill McDonald is on a mission, teaching the power of Love & Forgiveness. Rev. Bill’s life has been a spiritual journey, spanning slightly over seven decades. His whole life has been a mystical trip in search of gurus, the paranormal, and self-discovery. He has written about his many spiritually transforming experiences and “near-death-experiences” including supernatural events during his combat tour of duty in the Vietnam War.
In his books he has shared some incredible spiritual events that are beyond both common understanding or explanation. His autobiography “Warrior A Spiritual Odyssey” takes us on a life quest for love, understanding, forgiveness and enlightenment. His follow-up book “Alchemy of a Warrior’s Heart“ continues that mystical journey including four trips to India for even more profound experiences with holy men, miracles and his personal relationship with the Divine. What he knows for sure after all these years is that the only thing that is truly real is LOVE.
He is an author, an award-winning poet, international motivational speaker, artist, film adviser, veteran advocate, a Vietnam War veteran (Distinguished Flying Cross, The Bronze Star, The Purple Heart Medal, 14 Air Medals, The Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, etc.). He has spoken around the world including Germany, England, Wales, Bolivia and India. He has been involved with a dozen films and documentaries.
Rev. Bill speaks publicly about the need to forgive and power of love. His mission in life is to inspire others to seek the Divine and he does that though his personal stories of his own life experiences. He is a seeker but not just for himself. He has had many near-death and near-death-like- experiences and encounters with the supernatural.
Rev. Bill, as he is referred to by his friends, works at many levels of the community helping not just the veteran community, but also the homeless, incarcerated, those in hospitals, and those who come to him for as true spiritual seekers for his sage advice.
Rev. Bill founded the Spiritual Warrior Ministries which provides free chaplain services for the military community across the USA. It is an all faith alliance of ministers, reverends, rabbis, even self-ordained chaplains who represent a rainbow of faiths and beliefs. The only two rules for the ministries are that it be self-funded and there is no preaching any dogma. The chaplains are encouraged to work with these men and women on spiritual issues without trying to convert them. All religions are honored and respected.
Rev. Bill has fostered a large following of people who have come to him over the last 50 plus years for spiritual advice. His work on the suicide hotlines and crisis lines along with a short period of time working as volunteer chaplain at Folsom Prison serves to give him a background foundation for understanding other’s hurts and the darkness that can overtake the human spirit.