After studying at Duke University ('79) and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School ('84), Bill was involved for eight years in pastoral ministry as a youth minister and church planter. After the heartbreak of a failed church plant, he took a position in 1992 teaching Bible at Christ Presbyterian Academy in Nashville, TN. During that time, he also coached the varsity boys track and cross country teams. Here he found his quest for the next twenty years: connecting the truths of the Bible to the hearts of high school students. But as he took the quest, he found those same truths connecting to his own heart in unexpected ways.
And now he began to feel God’s quiet urgings to pursue a new quest, one that would involve connecting the truths of the Bible to a larger audience. Despite his fear and initial objections, his community of men encouraged him “to jump off the cliff” and begin something new. So in 2012, he left full-time teaching to begin Landmark Journey Ministries.
Bill’s desire is to communicate what God has taught him through speaking and writing. In addition, he loves to come alongside and coach others forward in their own journeys with God. This happens in the small group work he facilitates and in the individual spiritual direction he leads. For the last three years, he and the Landmark Journey Ministries board have seen God open many surprising doors. They believe this fourth year will be one of walking through these new doors and watching the living Christ build HIs Kingdom. Bill puts it this way: “I want to be a part of a revolution among men and women so that they can feel the wonder of being sons and daughters of the Father through Christ. So much hangs on this. So much dies when this is lost.”
Bill's greatest claim to fame is being married to a very special woman for 26 years, Heidi. His other claim is having two amazing daughters, Abigail and Rachel.