Reverend Bill Christian - Executive Director of Star Gospel Mission

The Rev. William K. Christian, a short biography

Bill is a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the son of a Lutheran Pastor. He attended college at Concordia University in Milwaukee, and received his B.A. degree from Concordia Senior College in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Bill then attended Concordia Theological Seminary in St. Louis where he received his Master’s of Divinity degree. He was ordained in 1978 and served as a Lutheran Pastor in Denver, Colorado. In 1985 Bill attended the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas and was ordained an Episcopal priest in 1986. Since then he has served parishes in St. Louis, MO, Surfside Beach, SC and San Antonio, Texas. Bill and his wife returned to South Carolina in 2001. Bill has served as the Managing Director of the Star Gospel Mission, and following the death of Doug Donehue in October 2006, Bill was made the Executive Director of the Mission. Bill’s wife, Sarah, is a Wealth Manager at Morgan Stanley. Bill is a member of the Historic Rotary Club of Charleston and serves on the Greater Charleston Prisoner Re-Entry Advisory Committee, and the Lowcountry Continuum of Care Partnership.

 Star Gospel Mission Board


L. to R. Bill Moody, Dr. Tom Cook (chairman), Manly Eubank, Dwight Moody (emeritus), John Pardee, Johnny Stuhr, Dan David, Jimmy Kerr, David Garner, Floyd Whitfield, Bill Christian, John Ott, Chris Dugan.  Not present:  David Brown, Dr. Melvin Brown, David Ingle, Reid Patrick, Alex Shortridge.