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educator , minister

William Henry Willimon, American Minister, educator. Ordained to ministry United Methodist Church, 1972. First 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, South Carolina., 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 U., Durham, 1984-1989;dean of chapel, professor, Duke U., Durham, since 1989.

Achievements

  • Ordained to ministry United Methodist Church, 1972.

Works

Membership

First 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