THE CITY OF LIFE FOUNDATION
Meet the Bishop.
Andre A.R. Willis, (aka) The Biking Bishop, is the man gifted with a passion to help those who really need help. Many talk about doing but he has shown his capacity to love and cause change!
He has a vision of worldwide aid and change. Which started in 1994 when he embarked upon his first Bike Campaign Tour.
On behalf of ALL of humanity and the many social issues we face as a country namely; hunger, homelessness, illiteracy, physical disabilities, autism, down syndrome, sickle cell, and cancer. He has focused his attention on a group that is oftentimes than not overlooked; the disenfranchised. He is the Founder, CEO, and President of The City Of Life Foundation. Which is soon to be a State of the Art Multiplex Center for Change and Restoration!
He's a Vet on a Mission...
not only to help all of humanity, but to especially help our Vets.
As a veteran myself, we appreciate the warm "Thank You" we receive for our service to our country. but sadly to say that gratitude doesn't shelter a human soul that gave the ultimate sacrifice of body, mind and soul after he's returned from a hostile, dangerous and stressful condition. That's why in most part it's call (PTSD) Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, a PHYSICAL DISABILITY that affects thousands of veterans around the world.
He's a Senior on a Mission not only to help all of humanity, but especially help our Seniors that often goes unnoticed because of their age, incapacities, ailments and more. Again, PHYSICAL DISABILITIES that affects millions of seniors around the world. What do these two have in common?
CARE AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING
What do I have to say about that you may ask?
My answer: Watch me RIDE!
For our Children, the Disenfranchised, the Indigent, the Impaired, the Less fortunate,
the Autistic, the Down Syndrome, the Cancer victims, the hungered, the homeless, and most importantly; The Least of These....You!
When he's not delivering food and clothes, furniture, and toys to those in need; he is The Biking Bishop. And when he's not cycling for humanity he's a loving devoted man to his family, a friend to the helpless that brings hope to the hopeless. He's one that doesn't mind getting dirty, rolling up his sleeves to get the job done. After all, he's Been There, Done Dat and Got the T-Shirt!
Born and raised in the once-known steel belt city of Buffalo, New York. Andre epitomized personal achievement and civil accomplishments by completing his theological and business administration studies at Oakwood in Huntsville, Alabama and Southwestern Union College in Killeen, Texas. He has maintained a home in the Atlanta area since 1989. When he is not addressing countless audiences from schools to churches and theaters, he is sharing and inspiring people from all walks of life. Having enjoyed all the benefits of a moderate life-style living and sharing the lime–light managing the legendary Rock-n-Roll star, ”Little Richard”, Andre life took the ultimate turn from glamorous to homelessness in Wilson, North Carolina. There was never a time that he expected to live from place to place or even in a cardboard box or a rat infested shack called “HOME.” Clearly he had not envisioned his life spiraling into such a dark era.
Not only is Andre a pastor; but also a father, a granddad, building contractor, an author, a musician, an artist, motivational speaker and proud husband. Married in 2010 to his close-friend of over twenty-years Burlinda D. Hardnett-Willis of Atlanta, and joined by their four successful children; Jazzmin, Janita, Essix (S6) and Tia that brings in a new addition (a grandson) Legend.
Andre’ A. R. Willis is affectionately known by his family, congregation and community a Bishop Dr. Dre’. He has authored five books, his first being an autobiography entitled “Been There, Done Dat…Got the T-Shirt”. This book will fill you with both tears & laughter as you follow along his journey. He is also the creator of the stage play based on his book. It too is electrifying and heartfelt; offering a true roadmap to how one can succeed and what tools are needed to overcome challenges and obstacles we face within our everyday life.
Dr. Dre founded and is the Bishop and Senior Pastor at New Start Ministries, based in Avondale Estates, Georgia outside of Atlanta; his wife and “Only Lady” Pastor “Lin”, serves as Pastors. He continues to serve his community as he did for the country as a Vietnam Veteran. He is steadfast in his belief that more Veterans especially Seniors deserve the support of the country and community. As the CEO and Founder of The City of Life Foundation, he saw the call to action in his vision and the awareness of many social needs affecting every human being.
Dr. Dre’ is also known to many as the “The Biking Bishop”. He has ridden his 10/12 speed bike for over 7,000 miles cumulatively, twice to the White House and in 2006 and 2009 to the Oprah Winfrey Studio in Chicago. In 2009 it would land him on stage with the icon celebrity. The previous two bike campaigns were on behalf of humanity and the many social issues we face as a country namely; hungry, homelessness, illiteracy, physical disabilities, autism, and down syndrome. He is now refocusing his attention towards a group that is often times than not overlooked, Now, that he falls into this group of elite seniors his desire is to bring not only awareness, but education, financial assistance, wellness, fitness, support and more aiding to their continual life span right on through one’s golden years.
Host of his new radio show, “Your Voice Matters“ on WPRG Radio. Check your listings for schedules and time changes at World Power Gospel Radio (https:www.worldpowergospelradio.org) Or by going to (www.yourvoicemattersradio.org.)
Dr. Dre’ has directed his passion to making a difference in the lives of others. He has demonstrated how it is done not just three times, but now for a fourth time adding an additional 4,500 miles.“For the Least of These” Humanitarian Campaign 2022, 600 CITIES, 4 COUNTRIES AND 7 CONTINENTS AND BILLIONS OF PEOPLE WATCHING…
Our first goal is to erect the Vision of the Foundation out of the grounds on Conyers, GA that is truly
affordable to all, The City of Life; a Redevelopment, Research, Educational, Media & Family Entertainment Center
Let’s make the lives of individuals and families great again.
The first of these complexes is The ArC. Learn more here
It takes everyone doing what they can to help! One of the ways to be a big part of what we are doing is partnering with us, or becoming a sponsor. Join the cause TODAY!