After studying at Duke University and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Bill was involved for 8 years in pastoral ministry as a youth minister and church planter. That period brought much difficulty and darkness ending in a failed church plant. Next, despite initial objections, he took a job in 1992 teaching Bible at Christ Presbyterian Academy in Nashville, TN and eventually became the Bible Department Chairman. During that time, he also began coaching track and cross country as the Varsity Head Coach. Here he found his quest for the next 20 years: connecting the truths of the Bible into the aching hearts of high school students. As he went on in the quest, he found those same truths connecting to his heart in surprising ways. Along with teaching and coaching, he began working with many fatherless young men, mentoring them in structured and informal ways. That eventually led into working with fathers and sons and finally into working with men of all ages. He then found himself teaching and coaching men in both small and large group settings, using his experiences to help them in their journey to become real men, men who know God intimately. And now he began to feel God’s quiet urgings to pursue this new quest. Despite his fear and initial objections again, his community of men encouraged him “to jump off the cliff” and begin something new. So in 2012, he left full-time teaching to begin Landmark Journey Ministries. Bill’s passion is to communicate what God has been teaching him in formal and informal ways. In addition, he loves to come alongside and coach others forward in their own journeys toward God. He wants to continue using retreat settings, intergenerational events, and small groups to forward this ministry. “I want to be a part of a revolution among men so that they can feel the wonder of being sons of the living Father through Christ. So much hangs on this. So much dies when this is lost.” His greatest claim to fame is being married to a very special woman for 26 years, Heidi. His other claim is having two amazing daughters, Abigail and Rachel.
My Thoughts About The Book: I remember the days when Ifelt a strong desire for significance and recognition. Yet, at the same time wanted out of my life. I found myself wearing a mask of being Christian, but yet I was not a "real" Christian. I wanted to feel different, special, but my own routine and desires stood in the way. I wanted to be my own boss. Landmarks is an intense exploration of the human heart probing its wayward condition. How did I get there from here? The reader is led by an experienced guide; Mr. Devaux as he calls readers to identify and release the idols that burden one's spirit and draw believers away from the Living Lord. This book is a must read. If you don't read it then it is your loss.
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