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General Information


Pen Name: Tommy L Duff Sr

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction

Born: 1961, in IL

Illinois Connection

Duff was born and reared on the Westide of Chicago. He attended Moody Bible Institute in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Tommy L. Duff, Sr. is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasenda, Califorina, where he earned an MA in Theology/Christian Leadership. He is a widely recognizable speaker, who travels across the United States advocating for holistic ministry programs for children, youth and their families. Embracing diversity, He works across cultures and divides to unify communities torn apart by violence, distrust, racism and sexism.

It was at the Chicago Gospel Youth Center, in Chicago, that he surrendered his life to God through the person of Jesus Christ. Since then, he has spoken and developed ministry nationwide in places like Chicago, Colorado, and Washington DC and Internationally in Mexico, Brazil, Bolivia, and Kenya.

A "bridge builder" and a change agent, Duff serves as founder and president of NuWine Ministries, a nationwide people and program consulting organization. NuWine helps people and organizations develop personal and professional outreach programs with emphasis on children and youth. He has been led to challenge the church, to unify and provide relevant holistic ministry for the family, especially children and youth.

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