About

Here is my past…I am an ordained minister and was once involved in pastoral ministry.  For the last 20 years, I have been a high school Bible teacher and running coach at Christ Presbyterian Academy in Nashville, TN.

Here is my present…I will be teaching only one class in the high school this year. I am also starting a non-profit based on my work with men, fathers, and sons. In addition, I am working on having a book released on March 1, 2013, entitled Landmarks, published by Broadman and Holman here in Nashville (hence the title of this blog).

Here is my future…I hope to do retreats and intergenerational events for men of all ages, as well as continue my work with small groups.  I want be a part of a revolution among men so that they can feel the wonder of being sons of the living Father through Christ.  So much hangs on this.  So much dies when this is lost.

My great claim to any fame is being married to a very special woman for 26 years, Heidi.   My other claim is having two wonderful daughters, Abigail and Rachel.

6 Responses to About

  1. Janet says:

    I’ll be praying for this ministry!! Much needed so that families can get on the right track.

  2. Judy says:

    This was lovely to read, Bill. How often in life do we get the opportunity to really turn our lives upside down? Here’s praying that you have the courage and strength to go all the way and not just half way – which is the temptation for any of us in beginning a new adventure with uncertainty and mystery. Rick and I are in transition as well. I remind myself hourly that I am a beloved child of God and “he will not let your foot be moved, he who keeps you will not slumber”…..”
    The Lord will keep your going out and coming in from this time forth and forevermore”. (from Psalm 121)

    • Coach D says:

      Judy,
      Thank you so much for this encouragement. Early this morning, I was struggling with anxiety, doubt, a lot of darkness. The demonic shows up and subtly goes after my weakest points. On most days I am excited about the adventure. But to this date, I have no set job or financial support after the summer. Lots of conversations about it, but nothing set. I am going to rappel off the cliff and believe the rope will hold. I know that the Father will never let me go.
      I’d love to stay in touch with you and Rick in the future. He was one of my heroes.

  3. Jules says:

    My husband, Jonathan Farnsworth, sent me the most enthusiastic email yesterday with the link your blog – aka (and I quote!) “the most influential teacher/intellectual mentor/freaking genius he has ever had the privilege of learning from”. I’ve been hearing about you for years– I am SO thrilled (needless to say, so is Jonathan) for the opportunity to spend time with your blog every week!!

    • Coach D says:

      Julie,
      So glad to meet you (in cyberspace, that is). I have fond memories of Jonathan as a student. Thanks for reading the blog. If you find it helpful, pass it on to others.
      And of course, keep those comments coming. I love the feedback!

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