Meet the Author
Biography of William Cody Bateman
“If anyone thinks to be religious among you, yet does not bridle his tongue, but deceives his own heart, this one’s religion is vain. Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, to visit orphans and widows in their afflictions, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.” James 1:26-27
“I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound. In everything and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:12-13
“And now for a little time grace has been shown from Jehovah our God, to leave us a remnant to escape and to give us a nail in His holy place, so that our God may enlighten our eyes and give us a little life in our bondage. For we were slaves, yet our God has not left us in our bondage, but has given mercy to us in the sight of the kings of Persia, to give us some life, to set up the house of our God, and to repair its waste, and to give us a wall in Judah and in Jerusalem.” Ezra 9:8-9
Married to Elaine Barnes Bateman, daughter of the late Charles Barnes, a patriotic Cuba-American who served his fellow American citizens well in the C.I.A.,” Elaine is a mother of a blended family of 18, schooled at Bob Jones University and Colonials Hills Christian Academy, M.A. and is a featured writer for Christian Women Online. She has been previously featured in Family Circle and Stepfamily Magazines. The also have five grandchildren.
Jacksonville Baptist Theological Seminary (Westchester, Florida)
Jordan Technical College (Cedar Springs, Michigan)
Institute of Real Estate Management (Chicago, Illinois)
Commercial Trades Institute (Chicago, Illinois)
Most Influenced By:
The late Dr. J. Vernon McGee, Dr. Raymond Hancock (fmr. President of GA. Baptist Preachers Assoc.) and the late Grandmother Clara Irene Bateman
Member of the body of Jesus Christ (since 1976); no denominational affiliation
Memberships: Past and Present
House Church Network – Bowling Green, KY, Simple Church – USA, Christian Speakers Network, DivorceCare Ministries, Youth for Christ, Jewish Internet Defense Force, Faithwriters Magazine and Forum, Christian Bloggers, Christian Web Blog Organization, Appalachian National Scenic Trail Conservancy, Florida National Scenic Trail Association, Amateur Radio Relay League, Facebook Speakers Bureau, Mychurch Network and various denominational fellowships: IFCA, South Baptist, United Methodist, Independent Baptist and Calvary Chapel.
Hiked more than 2,000 miles across America on behalf of Florida’s abused and abandoned children (Hike4Kids 2002) and the American Father (Hike4fathers 2008), Marriage and Men’s Conference Speaker, National Fatherhood Advocate, planted DivorceCare single-parent outreaches in Kentucky, Georgia and Florida, Nursing Home and Homeless bible study outreaches in Kentucky, Georgia and Florida, young adult mentor and marriage retreat special speaker.
Past Corporate Associations:
Sea Island Golf Resorts (Georgia)
H. H. Children’s Home (Florida)
Youth for Christ (Florida)
Edgewood Boys Ranch (Florida)
Allstate Management (Michigan and Georgia)
Cody Property Development (Georgia)
BDF Corporation (Germany)
E.R. and Sons Property Management (Michigan and Indiana)
Other Areas of Importance:
Founder, Hike4Fathers 2008 public awareness initiative; promoting the value and importance of a father’s influence in his marriage, family, church, community and nation. Hiked more than 800 miles along the famed Appalachian National Scenic Trail speaking in churches, public forums and one on one with young fathers about the importance they play in mentoring young people into responsible citizens that contribute to their marriages, community and service to their country.
Founder, Hike4Kids 2002, public awareness initiative; promoting the critical need of abused and abandoned children – young people who have fallen victim to irresponsible parents who abdicated their duty to raise their children in a safe and stable environment. Hiked more than 1,200 miles along the famed Appalachian National Scenic Trail speaking to youth groups, church fellowships and corporations such as Carnival Cruise Lines, Bank United of Florida and was interviewed on National Public Radio (NPR) and the Sentinel Newspapers.
Co-Founder, Home Church Fellowships; Bowling Green, Ky, Brunswick, GA and Miami, Fl., a simple Christian fellowship based on the many examples taught by the Apostles to the churches scattered throughout Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and beyond.
William Cody Bateman has been featured on the National Public Radio Network, The Sentinel Newspapers, Various Magazines such as Successful Step-parenting, Faithwriters and New Man, the late Dr. D. James Kennedy’s “Mid-Day Connection”, the International Spanish Television Networks – Univision and Telemundo, numerous local newspapers (Homestead, FL – Brunswick, GA – Bowling Green, KY – Bangor Daily News, ME – Kendall Voice, FL and more…) and other numerous Christian and Secular radio stations from Wisconsin to Florida.