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 where they raise Angus cattle. 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.
“I am excited about my new ministry here at Court Street and am anxious to meet everyone. I hope all of you will come to worship with us on Sundays and stop by my office during the week to give me an opportunity to get to know you and to work with you. I look forward to serving God, Court Street UMC, and all of you for many years to come.”
Reverend Bill Burleigh