Bill is a teacher, author and speaker. He has served as a senior pastor, worship pastor, leadership coach, church planting missionary in West Africa, energy engineer and business owner. He is a faculty member of Coastal Christian High School and the founder and director of Pidea Alliance Inc. Bill is the author of How to Ask God and Take 10 to Menó and the host and creator of the podcast, “Drive Time Devotionals”.
Bill and his wife, Tammy, both grew up in Fuquay-Varina, NC. They were married shortly after Bill graduated from NC State's College of Engineering in 1981. A few months after their marriage, Bill became a follower of Jesus. After 9 years of success in business, the Simpsons realized the Lord was leading them in an entirely new direction. They sold their home and company in order for Bill to attend seminary at Columbia International University in Columbia, SC. After graduation, they ministered as church planters and Field Dir. for six years in Senegal, West Africa with the mission organization, SIM. Bill’s first book was an explanation of practical theology written in Wolof, the primary language of Senegal. When the Simpsons returned to the US in 1997, Bill was privileged to pastor their home church in High Point, NC, Community Bible Church. He served there for almost 10 years and then returned to the marketplace. Over the next 5 years, he held positions in leadership consulting and energy conservation. Bill and Tammy were led back into the pastorate in March of 2012, as he became the Lead Pastor of Manchester Creek Community Church in Rock Hill, SC. While there, Bill joined the board of a new nonprofit organization where he learned that it was legal to teach the Bible in public schools. Bill resigned from Manchester Creek in July 2016 to launch Pidea Alliance Inc. “Pidea” comes from the Greek word, paideia, that means to educate, guide, nurture, train and instruct. While in Wilmington, the Lord opened a new opportunity for Bill to teach at Coastal Christian High School.
How to Ask God - for What He Wants to Give You was written to help followers of Jesus enrich their relationship with God by learning how to pray in confident alignment with God's will. Bill and Tammy have been praying the Kingdom Come Prayers from Ephesians, Philippians and Colossians for many years. They know first hand how asking God daily for spiritual transformation deepens your faith and strengthens your soul. The old apostle John wrote: Now this is the confidence we have before Him: Whenever we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 1 John 5:14
Bill's blog, Take 10 to Menó, was recently published as a book. The book and blog are daily devotional readings that are designed to take at least 10 minutes to complete. Take 10 will be a series of devotionals that will walk the reader through different books of the Bible. The first book/blog explores Colossians in a fresh and compelling way so that the reader can learn how to apply these amazing truths to daily living. Jesus said, "If you remain (menó) in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." John 8:31b-32