William "Bill" Burleigh
It is a homecoming of sorts for The Reverend William (Bill) T. Burleigh as he was baptized at Court Street UMC in 1953 by his great uncle the Rev. Hugh Marshall Burleigh. Bill and his wife Shelley reside in the Concord area on the Burleigh family farm. Their children, Jenny, Stephanie and Travis are all out living on their own. Bill was in his mid 40’s when he heeded the calling to ministry. He attended Duke University and has been a pastor in the Lynchburg district since that time. Answering the call to ministry has been the most fulfilling thing Bill has done in his life.