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The Rev. Bill Wilson

The Rev. William G. Wilson is the president of the Center for Congregational Health based in Winston-Salem, NC. He is a Baptist minister.

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The Rev. William G. Wilson

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Center for Congregational Health

The Rev. William G. Wilson is the president of the Center for Congregational Health, Inc., based in Winston-Salem, NC. 

Bill was born in Louisville, Kentucky, a Baptist Minister's son. He attended high school in Franklin, Tennessee and graduated from Murray State University in Kentucky. Bill earned a Master of Divinity degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville. In 2007 he earned the Doctor of Ministry degree from The Graduate Theological Foundation in South Bend, Indiana.  He has done additional post-graduate study at Regents Park College in Oxford, England. He is a Certified Facilitator for the Covey Leadership Center, an experienced leadership trainer, and a certified leadership coach.

Bill's wife Kathy is a teacher and native of Kentucky. Bill and Kathy have three children, Jennifer, Brent and Ryan.

Before coming the Center, Bill was senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Dalton, GA. Bill's career has included Minister of Youth and Recreation at First Baptist Church of Greenville, South Carolina and Pastor of Farmville Baptist Church in Farmville, Virginia, as well as Pastor of First Baptist Waynesboro, Virginia.

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The Rev. Bill Wilson

Changed from a Taker to a Giver

Luke 19:1-10

22nd Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 26)

October 31, 2004

The Rev. William G. Wilson (CBF)

Zacchaeus. Just his name is enough to elicit a grin. We remember him as a kind of cartoon character. As children, we sang a little ditty about him; we drew pictures of him in Sunday School and made him to be a sort of "mini-Me" caricature.

The story of Zacchaeus' encounter with Jesus is one of the best-known Biblical texts from the New Testament. It is such a human story…a short man scrambling up a tree to see Jesus. All of us have known the burden of being too short to see over others at some point in our life, and so we identify with those words in verse 3: "He wanted to see who Jesus was, but being a short man he could not, because of the crowd". We think of Zacchaeus and we smile.

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