William Willimon

Dr. William H. Willimon has been Dean of the Chapel and Professor of Christian Ministry at Duke University, Durham, North Caroline since 1984. He preaches each Sunday in the Duke Chapel at the center of Duke's campus and directs the program of campus ministry there. He also serves as a professor in the Duke Divinity School as well as teaching his popular "The Search for Meaning," course in Duke's undergraduate curriculum. Dr. Willimon is a graduate of Wofford College (B.A., 1968), Yale Divinity School (M. Div., 1971) and Emory University (S.T.D., 1973). He has served as pastor of churches in Georgia and South Carolina. For four years, beginning in 1976, he served as Assistant Professor of Liturgy and Worship at Duke Divinity School, teaching courses in liturgics and homiletics and served as Director of the Ministerial course of Study School at Duke, and Presiding Minister in the Divinity School Chapel. He is the author of fifty books, including Resident Aliens, of which 100,000 copies were sold. Over a million copies of his books have been sold. In 1996, an international survey conducted by Baylor University named him one of the Twelve Most Effective Preaches in the English speaking world. His articles have appeared in many publications including The Christian Ministry, Quarterly Review, Liturgy, Worship, and Christianity Today. He is Editor-at-Large for The Christian Century. He has served as Editor and Expositor (with his wife, Patricia) for Abingdon's International Lesson Annual. He has written curriculum materials and video for youth, young adults, and adults. His Pulpit Resource is used each week by over eight thousand pastors in the USA, Canada, and Australia. He is married to Patricia Parker. The Willimons have two children: William Parker and Harriet Patricia.
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