Preacher | Teacher | Writer

Reverend Dr. William H. Willimon

Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry, Duke Divinity School.

Dean of the Chapel at Duke University (’84-’04)

Bishop of the North Alabama Conference of The United Methodist Church (’04-’08)


Read about Will’s many books and other publications, including the newly released Aging.


Hear recent sermons from one of America’s best known and best loved preachers.


Learn more about Will’s career as one of America’s finest theological educators.

The Latest from Will’s Blog

Reading More Barth Together: Session III

In our third session of the Reading More Barth Together webinars, we looked at “The Gift of Freedom,” in which Barth sketches the understanding of freedom he thinks necessary for evangelical ethics, and Stanley and I answered some of your questions. You can watch it here on my YouTube channel.

Happy Birthday to Stanley!

My friend Stanley celebrates (in pandemic isolation) his eightieth birthday today.  A few years ago Rob Lee conducted this interview with Stanley.  Stanley says some kind things about me and Patsy and also gave me some advice.  You might enjoy giving thanks to God for Stanley by listening to this interview. -Will

“I feared boredom more than heresy. They said nasty things about Jesus. Nobody ever said he was dull.”

Will Willimon, Accidental preacher

One of Will’s most recent publications, a memoir entitled Accidental Preacher, recounts, with characteristic wit and humor, moments from his rich vocational life.

Beginning with his childhood in a segregated South, Will moves through story after story of a life spent responding to God’s constant call.