Dr. Andrea D. Willis and Pastor Antoyne L. Green Examine the Delicate Balance Between Medicine and Ministry in New Book

Dr. Andrea D. Willis and Pastor Antoyne L. Green

In the new book, When Ministry Meets Medicine: A Modern Motivational Journal for Holistic Wellness (They Speak Publishing), Dr. Andrea D. Willis and Pastor Antoyne L. Green tackle a very difficult question; can medicine and ministry not only coincide but augment each other? The church has traditionally been a great source of healing. However, many have silently, and even openly, questioned if the church has lost momentum in promoting strength and healing. Miraculous healing is still possible today. Could it be possible that God also uses the advancement of medical technology and medicine as a mechanism for healing? 

In When Ministry Meets Medicine, Willis and Green have combined their knowledge, perspective and experiences both as a physician and as a pastor to bring together two fields that, at times, seem to repudiate one another. Yes, faith is vital. And equally important is taking practical steps toward wellness. Faith without works is dead, correct? 

"We believe medicine and ministry, when in sync, can positively change lives," says Willis. "I believe that God does heal through medicine. However, there are times that medicine has done all that it can do. At those times, God either heals miraculously or He heals on the other side." 

This journal-formatted book is designed to help people not only join in on the conversation but to also initiate positive behavioral changes that can be sustained in their own lives. 

"It is our hope that this book will not only help both respective perspectives to meet on common ground but to also intertwine for holistic health," says Willis.

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About the Authors:

Dr. Andrea D. Willis is a Board Certified Pediatrician. She earned her Medical Degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine and she also obtained her Masters of Public Health from Johns Hopkins. Dr. Willis was recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of 2018's Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare and one of the 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives in 2019. Johns Hopkins also recognized her as a distinguished alumna in 2019. Dr. Willis is also a dedicated member at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Nashville, TN.

Antoyne L. Green is the Senior Pastor of the New Life Church in Athens, Alabama. He has served in this capacity since June 2000. Pastor Green attained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in History at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Upon graduating, he worked as a news anchor and reporter at WCFT and WDBB television stations in Tuscaloosa. He also worked at WBRC Fox 6 News in Birmingham until he assumed the pastorate full-time.



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