Dr. William Rushing

Will began serving at Woodward Avenue Baptist Church in November 2013 and has previously served churches in South Mississippi & the Florida Panhandle. He grew up in Fort Walton Beach, Florida and became a follower of Jesus at age fifteen. Feeling a call into ministry, Will was educated at William Carey College (B.A.), New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and Truett Seminary at Baylor University (D.Min.). Will’s doctoral work focused on developing a process for churches to discover and meet needs in the community. His passion is to lead the church to be an integral part of community life because the church has the answer to the community’s greatest need…Jesus!

Will and his wife, Kate, are the parents of Isabelle, Anna, and Luke. Together they enjoy camping, visiting family, and making annual trips to Walt Disney World.

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