William (Bill) Tate has been the bi-vocational pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in DeLand since 1992. He grew up in the Ormond Beach area and attended UCF after graduating from Seabreeze High school. He went on to receive his M.Div. at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville KY.
Bill’s family include his wife Debbie and their two Children Joseph and Jennifer. Jennifer is married to Steve Davis, and their daughter is Kayley.
As a bi-vocational pastor Bill has held a variety of secular positions from cattle ranching to mortgage banking. This experience enables him to bring a broad set of skills and knowledge to his position at Seminole Baptist Association.
“I am grateful to our Lord for allowing me this position at Seminole Baptist Association. I feel that in this position I am able to use my gifts more fully to minister to others as well as to enhance my ministry to my church.” – Bill