Rev. William (Bill) C. George, a Maryland native, began serving as pastor of Kensington Baptist Church on February 1, 2002. He comes to Kensington having just completed 10 years as pastor of Patterson Park Baptist Church (Baltimore City, MD). Prior to serving in this inner city church, Rev. George's first pastorate was a 3 1/2 year tenure with Kenbridge Baptist Church (VA). Before accepting God's calling into full time Christian service, Pastor George worked for nine years at The Johns Hopkins University as an educational researcher, educator and senior administrative staff member. Over the years he served as a part-time instructor for Hopkins Evening College and Towson University.
Rev. George and his wife, Di, celebrated 40 years of marriage on February 23rd. Di and Bill have one daughter, Melissa and one grandson Will. Their son, Jonathan, died in a jeep accident in October, 2000.
Educationally Pastor George has a B. A. (1973) and an M. Ed. with honors from the Johns Hopkins University. In 1988, he received his Master of Divinity with Religious Education from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (Wake Forest, NC).
Denominational service includes, serving as a special Sunday School worker for local Baptist associations in North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland as well as for the Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV) and for the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware. In addition, he served four years on the BCM/D General Mission Board including three years as chairperson for the Administrative Committee. At present, he serves as the Assistant Recording Secretary of the BCM/D. Other elected service includes: being on the Board of Directors for the Centrepointe Counseling Services and being a member of the Mid-Atlantic Advisory Committee of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.
Bill's passion is helping people to become all that they can be through Jesus Christ. This means helping people to come to faith, to grow in their faith, and then find ways to put their faith to work as God leads.
Pastor George enjoys reading, writing, and publishing articles on faith development and other related topics when he is not spending time with his family.