God opened William’s eyes to Christ while he was in college. He was serving in the Marine Corps Reserves and was going to take a commission until that moment grace came. Afterwards, he determined to go to seminary to learn. He graduated college and began working his way to seminary. He did not feel the call to ministry until halfway through his education and that was with a strong prompting by his local church and people he would consider mentors.
After graduation, William began ministry in Idaho and then continued in Baltimore and Massachusetts. The Lord then called him to the chaplaincy, and he served in the Marines getting the privilege to deploy and minister to them in difficult places. After three years of active service a church contacted him and asked if he would consider coming back to the church. They then gave him a formal call and he accepted.
Currently, William pastors a small church in Southwest Florida and serves as a chaplain in the reserves. He is married to his wife Michelle and they have five children.
“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”
(1) Florida Institute of Technology (BSc)
(2) Knox Theological Seminary (MDiv)
(3) Knox Theological Seminary (DMin)
(4) Holy Apostles College and Seminary (MA Philosophy)
(5) Florida Gulf Coast University (MA English)
(6) Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary (PhD – in progress)
Subject Area and Specialization
The Puritans as poets and the sanctification of emotions during times of crisis.
The influence of religion on literature and literature on religion