Bill has been serving in the Darlington Circuit from September 2017. He and his wife Val, have a vision for family-centred church, sharing together in worship in a way that embraces all ages, and encouraging the congregations to share the Good News of Jesus Christ, who loves us and who desires for us to live our lives in the fullness of His Spirit.
When leaving school, Bill trained as a mechanical engineer. In 1987 he responded to God's call and entered the church as a pastoral assistant. He then served for five years as a Regional Director in Scripture Union, South Africa. In 1994 Bill returned to ministry in the Methodist Church and continued to ordained ministry.
In July 2000 Bill and Val emigrated to Ireland, where he has served as Circuit Superintendent, District Superintendent and President of the Methodist Church in Ireland. He has a long-standing involvement in the Methodist Missionary Society and is currently the Chairman of the European Commission on Mission, (which is a gathering of the representatives of the Central and Northern European Methodist Mission Boards). When Bill and Val have a chance for a break they are likely to be heading for London or Copenhagen to spend time with their sons, daughters-in-law and grandchildren.