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Often mistaken of as a lost Texan; Pastor Bill was actually born and raised right here in Central Pa. where he began a life of ministry as a youth pastor in 1966. He graduated from Lancaster Bible College in 1970 and was ordained the same year.
Coffee houses, streets, and concerts served as a platform of ministry in the 70’s where he served as a leader of the Jesus People movement in the area. But God had other plans for Bill and began to cultivate within him the desire to reach the Gettysburg area. This desire became a reality in 1982 when he started Gettysburg Baptist Church as a Bible study in a local restaurant but growth made them soon move to the old YMCA building on the Gettysburg square . With the continued growth of this gathering Pastor Bill then expanded his dream with the purchase and renovation of a local garage where it grew until it finding a permanent home on Fairview Rd. in 2002.
Along with serving as the Senior Pastor of GBC for the past 29 years Pastor Bill has also continued in his passion for teaching younger generations through several college and student teaching ministries. As a gifted communicator he is known for presenting difficult Biblical truths in a way everyone can understand. His passion for Biblical truth leads to an unapologetic teaching style.
After marrying his high school sweetheart in 1965, Bill and his wife Chris enjoyed raising one son and one daughter. This enjoyment has carried over into the lives of four beautiful grandchildren. Bill and Chris currently live on a Pennsylvania Century Farm near Hanover, Pa. where apart from ministry, Pastor Bill’s passions include raising registered Texas Longhorn cattle, riding his horse, and watching a good rodeo.
Today Pastor Bill’s enthusiasm about the vision God gave him to reach the present unchurched generation of Gettysburg couldn’t be higher. In an effort to reach this current generation Pastor Bill has implemented many changes within GBC in order to continue with its mission to....
“Engage the world with Christ from historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.”