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William Lee Self, American clergyman. Ordained to ministry Baptist Church, 1952. Named Author of Year, Dixie Council Authors and Journalists, 1984, one of Ten Most Outstanding Business Men. in Buckhead, 1988; represented President Gerald Ford at Inauguration of President of Liberia, 1976; William L. Self Preaching Lectureship named in his honor at McAfee School Theology Mercer University, Atlanta, 1997.


Self, William Lee was born on January 10, 1932 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States. Son of Edgar G. Self and Della (Curry) Taylor.


Bachelor, Stetson University, 1954. DDiv (honorary), Stetson University, 1969. Bachelor's Degree, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1957.

STD, Emory University, 1971. DDiv (honorary), Mercer University, 1970. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Han Yang University, Seoul, Korea, 1975.


Pastor, Edgemont Baptist Church, Rocky Mount, North Carolina, 1957-1960;pastor, West Bradenton Baptist Church, Bradenton, Florida, 1960-1964;pastor, Wieuca Road Baptist Church, Atlanta, 1964-1990;pastor, 1st Baptist Church of Chamblee, Georgia, since 1991;president, Stoneworth Finance Superior vena cava syndrome, Atlanta, since 1990;president, Stoneworth Finance Superior vena cava syndrome, Atlanta, since 1991. Chairman Georgia Baptist Executive Committee, 1975. President Georgia Baptist Convention, 1976.

President foreign mission board Southern Baptist Convention, 1977, 2d vice president, 1978.


  • Ordained to ministry Baptist Church, 1952.



President Buckhead Business Association, Atlanta, 1990.


Married Carolyn Shealy, August 2, 1953. Children: W. Lee, Bryan E.

Edgar G. Self Taylor

Della (Curry) Taylor

Carolyn Shealy

W. Lee Self

Bryan E. Self