Born and raised in Tennessee. He came to know Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior at the age of six at Westwood Baptist Church in Nashville. After graduating from Samford University in Birmingham, AL, he became a CPA. He worked in the business world until God called him into full-time ministry. Since graduating from seminary in 1980, he has served churches in Alabama, Pennsylvania, New York, and Texas. Pastor Billy and his wife, Diane, have been married since 1980 and have two grown sons. Paul's admonition in Colossians 1:28 is his mandate in ministry: "We proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, so that we may present every man complete in Christ."