OUR MISSION BOARD
The staff and Board of Directors are keeping faith with the founder of the Mission by providing help to the needy and sharing the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ with all those who come through its doors.
1st Row (Left to Right) – Alex Shortridge, Tom Cook (Immediate Past Chairman), Chris Dugan, Bill Moody, Jimmy Kerr, Dan David, Michael Whitfield. 2nd row – John Ott, John Pardee, David Garner (Emeritus), Graham Eubank. Back Row – Andy Shook, Mikell Thaxton, Reid Patrick, David Ingle (Chairman). Not Pictured – Ellen Cole, Greg Rollins III, and John Stuhr (Emeritus).
THE REV. WILLIAM K. CHRISTIAN
The son of a Lutheran Pastor, Bill was born in North Dakota and raised in Wisconsin’s rural dairy country. He received his undergraduate degrees from Concordia University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Concordia Senior College, Ft. Wayne, Indiana, graduating in 1974 with a B.A. degree majoring in both Systematic Theology and Speech and Communications. He attended Concordia Theological Seminary in St. Louis, MO where he received his Master’s of Divinity degree in 1978 and was ordained as a Lutheran Pastor in Denver, Colorado that same year. In 1985 Bill attended the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, TX. Upon graduating with an Anglican Theological Studies Degree, he was ordained as an Episcopal priest in 1986. Bill has served both Lutheran and Episcopal parishes in Denver, CO, St. Louis, MO, Surfside Beach, SC, San Antonio, TX, and Charleston, SC. Bill has served as the Managing Director, Executive Director and Pastor of the Star Gospel Mission since 2001. Bill is a volunteer and supporter of The Avian Center for Birds of Prey in Awendaw, SC. His hobbies include: fitness training, woodturning, furniture making, reading, boating, gardening, and travel. Sarah, Bill’s wife, is a Senior Vice President and Wealth Manager with Morgan Stanley. They are active members of St. Philips Anglican Church in Charleston.