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)

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Writing

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

Preaching

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

Teaching

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

The Latest from Will’s Blog

A Sermon at Shandon UMC

I’m proud of my student, Smoke Kanipe, and his ministerial leadership. Here’s a sermon I preached at Smoke’s Shandon UMC in Columbia, S.C. last Sunday. My assigned text was Philippians 4:1-4, the theme for Shandon’s stewardship emphasis. Hope you will find it helpful as you think about disagreement and dissension in the church.

“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.