A Timeline of Warren’s Diverse Ministry
“I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some”- 1 Corinthians 9:22.
Warren prides himself in using his gifts and talents in many facets that empower people of all ages and backgrounds. He believes that the light of Christ can be presented in more than one way. Warren identifies his ministry as Greater Works because he believes in adjusting his form of ministry based on the need of the population he is serving. Warren takes his ministry outside the walls of the church and demonstrates many other forms of ministry such as advocacy, empowerment, service intervention, community service, community organizing and more. This timeline of Warren’s ministry gives an introspective look of how Warren’s call on his life began while also showing the many forms of ministry that he provides. Warren strives to provide a forward moving ministry that is multiethnic, multicultural, and multigenerational. Warren has been featured on national television, radio stations, and in news articles for advocacy, ministry, leadership and his involvement in serving the community.
Warren Discovers His Greater Works
Warren’s Ministry began as a high school senior. Warren partnered with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) to start an on-campus Ministry. At the age of 18, he led weekly Bible study meetings after school that encouraged students to accept Jesus as their Lord & Savior while teaching them how to build a relationship with God. The bible study quickly grew in numbers and became a staple of encouragement and inspiration for the students at the school. It gained much local media publicity and notoriety. This experience was not only rewarding for the participants but also for Warren. This is when Warren believes that he discovered his greater works, he stated, “The Lord allowed me to operate in my calling, before I realized I was called.”
High School Students Come to Salvation
Spirituality and religious teachings are forbidden in many public schools' districts. However, this did not stop Warren from fulling God’s work. Warren took the initiative to meet with the school district superintendent and was approved to show the movie “The Passion of Christ” at his high school during his final FCA Bible study lesson for the school year. In result, many high school students came to salvation.
Empowering FCA Leaders
Warren travels to Atlanta GA, as the keynote speaker for an FCA Training session. Warren empowers and speaks to aspiring high school and college FCA huddle leaders. Warren is pictured speaking to high school and college students who would soon be FCA leaders on their respective campuses. Warren shares his experience being an FCA Bible huddle leader while also speaking about his story.
Community Leader Recognition
Minister Warren Hawkins III was presented with the Top 25 Emerging Young Leaders Award by Actor Kel Mitchell. As a senior in High school at the time, Warren has done a numerous amount of community outreach to help make his community better. “Receiving this award was a great honor and I was extremely blessed to be recognized as a leader not only in my community but around the world.” Warren stated after being awarded by Mr. Mitchell.
Minister Warren Hawkins III received the Cedric The Entertainer Scholarship Award. Considered that there were over 1,000 applications submitted, Hawkins was very elated to receive such a prestigious award. He elaborated on how this scholarship helped pay for his tuition and also helped his family in a tremendous way.
Warren Becomes a Licensed Minister
Warren graduates from high school and then preaches his first sermon to officially become a licensed Minister at the age of 18.
Freshman Class Induction Speech
Minister Hawkins wasted no time making his impact during his freshman year at Clark Atlanta University. He was selected to give the official Freshmen Induction Ceremony "Class Charge." He delivered this speech in a gymnasium of 1,000 people filled with alumni, faculty, staff, and students in attendance.
Minister Warren Hawkins III spoke at the Barack Obama & Stacey Abrams Democratic Rally. He spoke on the same stage as 2018 Gubernatorial Candidate, Stacey Abrams, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottom, U.S Represenative & Civil Rights Icon John Lewis, and the former President of the United States Barack Obama.
When We All Vote Rally
Minister Warren Hawkins III was given the opportunity to speak during the “When We All Vote” Rally. As the Student Government Association (SGA) President. Warren spoke on the same platform as Attorney and CNN’s political commentator Angela Rye and Grammy-Nominated Artist Janelle Monae. This event aired live and was televised worldwide. Hawkins was then featured on BET, in an interview elaborating more on why it is important to vote.
Minister Warren played a lead role in chartering the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) organization back on the campus of Clark Atlanta University. As a freshman, Warren led many campus bible studies sessions, teaching college students how to stay grounded spiritually in their faith.
Empowering an Auditorium of 5,000
Warren is shown speaking to an auditorium of 5,000 first year college students. He delivers a motivational and charismatic speech as he also emphasizes the importance of leaving a legacy for future generations to come.
Advocating Affordability of Colleges & Universities
Warren speaks at the Atlanta United Negro College Fund (UNCF) GA Governor’s Brunch. At this event, Warren encouraged donors, philanthropist, and business owners to sow financial investments to generate scholarships for college students.
Ministry with Young Children
While working with WinShape Camps for Communities, Warren had the opportunity to travel the country and proclaim the Gospel to young children. His role as a camp counselor was to create biblical-fun and engaging learning environments for 1st and 2nd grade children. Warren’s goal was to generate a fun, positive, and creative way for the kids to develop a relationship with Christ.
Empowering Youth- College Readiness
Warren visits middle & high schools and educates students on the importance of college readiness.
Conversations with Politicians
Minister Warren Hawkins III had the opportunity to engage in an imperative discussion with Ted Metz, the Libertarian nominee for the Georgia 2018 Gubernatorial Election streamed live on The National Broadcasting Company (NBC). Joined by several Clark Atlanta University student leaders, Warren spoke about the affordability of colleges and universities, while also voicing the concerns of millennials. This discussion sparked much conversation between Ted Metz and the students at Clark Atlanta University. It was filmed at Clark Atlanta University, and it streamed worldwide on Stay Tuned NBC.
University Convocation Ceremony Speaker
Warren delivers remarks as the Student Government Association President at Clark Atlanta University’s Fall 2018 Founder Day Convocation Ceremony.
To ensure that the students got involved with voting in the 2018 Gubernatorial Elections. Warren took the time to register students to vote. But he didn’t stop there, he took the extra step by partnering with the Atlanta chapter of NAACP and organized voter registration throughout the first month of the school year.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Service
Minister Warren Hawkins III was featured on Fox 5 Atlanta for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's Commemorative Service Celebration. Warren recited Dr King Jr's speech "The American Dream". This program was nationally televised and was viewed live by millions of people.
Vision Radio Appearance
Vision Radio 105.1 FM extended an invitation to Warren and asked him to speak on How to Represent God in the Marketplace. Thousands of Georgia listeners tuned in as Warren spoke on the importance of being a Christian entrepreneur.
Warren was featured in a good morning live stream devotional with WAOK radio. He planted seeds of hope and inspiration to thousands of live viewers as he encouraged them to remain hopeful in times of discouragement.
The Greater Works Tour
Warren has traveled and has impacted thousands of lives with his message.
Warren continues to spread the light of Christ through many forms of service. He continues to be a beacon of hope and influence by shaping communities and people all ages and backgrounds for the better through his speaking engagements, national TV & radio appearances, and service to the community.