Pastor Bill was born and raised in West Virginia where he received Jesus as Savior and Lord at age seven. After graduation from Virginia Tech, he moved to Houston, Texas and worked for twelve years as an aerospace engineer on Space Shuttle computer systems. Sensing the call to ministry, he completed an MDiv degree, and became a full-time pastor in 1994. He served in senior pastor and administrative pastor roles in Texas, Kentucky, and West Virginia before coming to Abingdon Baptist in July 2018. Pastor Bill has also completed the DMin and PhD degrees. He has taught seminary courses in the US and overseas since 1998. He is married to Deborah, and they have three adult children. Pastor Bill enjoys hiking and running as well as reading and golf.