Adell Kimbrough believes in using the gifts God gave him to serve others. “It gives my life tremendous meaning and purpose,” he says. “I know that when I get up in the morning, I am going to touch someone’s life and hopefully make it better.”
As a motivational speaker, author, private pilot, and president of Prophetic World Group, Adell works to help a wide variety of people, including pastors in the mission field, adults who feel lost and without purpose, and school kids who are experiencing bullying and other crises.
“I plan to help pastors with my private pilot’s license,” Adell says. “I really respected the pilot of the plane I was on in Guatemala because he had such an incredibly important job in such a remote location. I really understood how helpful it would be on a trip like this to be able to fly a plane. I knew then that I wanted to be a pilot, too, so when I got back to the States, I got to work on my license.”
Adell likes to use his life experiences to help others, which is why he wrote From Passengers to Pilots. He sees a connection between where people fly on airplanes and how we journey through life. “Whether you are a passenger or a pilot determines how you go through life,” Adell explains. “Are you riding in the cabin or in the cockpit? Too many of us settle because we don’t know if we possess the wherewithal to even be a pilot. All that separates you from what you want is a choice to go after it. It’s why some people go after their dreams while too many others give up on them. I ultimately want the world to stop settling for mediocrity.” Adell has also written other books that explore the treasures people can find in themselves when they look to God.
When not writing, Adell is running Prophetic World Group, which is based in Miami. It includes a church, college scholarships for kids in smaller cities and poorer communities, and leadership programs in schools. “One of the things I like most about this,” he says, “is that I get to use my public speaking skills. I travel across the country, teaching students about nonviolence and sex-abstinence. I also teach them about what real leadership looks like.” He is passionate about ending bullying in schools and tries to show each student he meets how special they are. He believes in shaping the next generation to be peaceful and respectful of others.
When he isn’t traveling, Adell is at Prophetic World Group’s church in Detroit, Michigan. “In addition to our services, we offer spiritual advising to celebrities and high profile clients. Mental stability and positivity are key for us to operate at the highest level of creation,” Adell believes.