Bill was born and raised in Biloxi, MS where he accepted Christ at First Presbyterian, Biloxi. Bill is married to Alecia Fortenberry and have three grown children and have been further blessed with two granddaughters.
Bill was ordained a ruling elder in Biloxi and has also served at Trinity Presbyterian and Redeemer Presbyterian, Jackson, MS where he taught children’s Sunday School for many years and continue to lead the world missions committee.
Bill is a graduate of Mississippi College with a BS in Business Administration. With the exception of 3 &1/2 years as houseparents for Palmer Home for Children in Columbus, MS his entire vocational career has been in bank operations, facility management, and the final 16 years managing a law firm.