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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, United States. 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.

      STD, 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.
    • father: Robert Charles Willimon
    • mother: Ruby (Steer) Willimon
    • spouse: Patricia Parker
    • children: William Parker Willimon
    • Harriet Patricia Willimon
    William Henry Willimon
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    Born May 15, 1946
    (age 71)
    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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