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William Henry Willimon

William Henry Willimon, American minister, educator. Ordained to ministry United Methodist Church, 1972. 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1969-1970. Fellow North America Academy of Liturgy; member Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

  • Willimon, William Henry was born on May 15, 1946 in Greenville, South Carolina. Son of Robert Charles and Ruby (Steer) Willimon.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Wofford College, 1968; Doctor of Letters (honorary), Wofford College, 1994; Master of Divinity, Yale University, 1970; Sexually transmitted infection, Emory University, 1972; Doctor of Divinity (honorary), Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, 1990; Doctor of Letters, Wofford College, 1993; Doctor of Humane Letters, Lehigh University, 1995.

    Career

    • Pastor Level Creek/Trinity United Methodist Churches, Buford, Georgia, 1970-1971. Associate pastor Broad St. United Methodist Church, Clinton, South Carolina, 1971-1973. Pastor Trinity United Methodist Church, North Myrtle Beach, 1973-1976.

      Associate professor Duke Divinity School, Durham, North Carolina, 1976-1980. Pastor Northside United Methodist Church, Greenville, South Carolina, 1980-1984. Minister to university, professor Duke University, Durham, 1984-1989, dean of chapel, professor, since 1989.

    Major achievements

    • Ordained to ministry United Methodist Church, 1972.

    Works

    • Why I Am a United Methodist
    • In seven chapters, Willimon examines United Methodism and the ways it has made and continues to make a difference in his life.

    Membership

    1st lieutenant United States Army, 1969-1970. Fellow North America Academy of Liturgy, member Phi Beta Kappa.

    Connections

    • Married Patricia Parker, June 7, 1969. Children: William Parker, Harriet Patricia.
    • child: William Parker Willimon
    • child: Harriet Patricia Willimon
    • mother: Ruby (Steer) Willimon
    • spouse: Patricia Parker
    • father: Robert Charles Willimon
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    Born March 15, 1946
    (age 70)
    Nationality
    • 1968
      Wofford College
    • 1994
      Wofford College
    • 1970
      Yale University
    • 1972
      Emory University
    • 1990
      Westminster College
    • 1993
      Wofford College
    • 1995
      Lehigh University
    • 1970 - 1971
      Pastor Level Creek/Trinity United Methodist Churches
      Buford, Georgia, United States
    • 1971 - 1973
      associate, pastor Broad St. United Methodist Church
      Clinton, North Carolina, United States
    • 1973 - 1976
      pastor Trinity United Methodist Church
      North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
    • 1976 - 1980
      associate, professor Duke Divinity School
      Durham, United Kingdom
    • 1980 - 1984
      pastor Northside United Methodist Church
      Greenville, North Carolina, United States
    • 1984 - 1989
      minister, Duke University
      Durham, United Kingdom
    • 1984 - 1989
      professor, Duke University
      Durham, United Kingdom
    • 1989
      minister, Duke University
    • 1989
      professor, Duke University
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