Often mistaken as a lost Texan, Pastor Bill was actually born and raised right here in Central Pennsylvania. 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 serving as a leader of the Jesus People Movement in the area. But God had other plans for Pastor 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. Abundant growth made them move to the old YMCA building on the Gettysburg square. With the continued growth of the gathering, they purchased and renovated a local garage. In 2002 they moved to the current location at 95 Fairview Road.
Along with serving as the Senior Pastor of GBC for the past 36 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, Pennsylvania. Pastor Bill enjoys raising 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.”
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