William Powell Tuck has served as both a parish pastor and a seminary professor. Bill, a native of Virginia, is a graduate of Bluefield College and the University of Richmond, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and received his Th.D. degree from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
He has served Baptist congregations as Pastor and Interim Pastor in Virginia, Louisiana, Kentucky, and North Carolina, and was an adjunct professor at Virginia Intermont College, the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and at the Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, VA. He was also Professor of Preaching at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.
He was awarded the Parish Pastor of the Year award by the Academy of Parish Clergy in 1997, received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from the University of Richmond in 1977, and the 2016 Wayne Oates Award from the Oates Institute in Louisville, Kentucky.
He is the author or editor of twenty-four books, including Modern Shapers of Baptist Thought in America; The Journey to the Undiscovered Country: What’s Beyond Death; A Pastor Preaching: Toward a Theology of the Proclaimed Word; The Compelling Faces of Jesus; Facing Life’s Ups and Downs, and The Church Under the Cross, and is the author of more than 200 sermons and articles published in books and magazines like Biblical Preaching, Best Sermons, The Twentieth Century Pulpit, The Library of Distinctive Sermons, Theology Today, Lectionary Homiletics, and The Review and Expositor.
He is married to Emily Campbell and is the father of two children and five grandchildren. He presently lives in Midlothian, VA. Website: www.friarsfragment.com
Author web site: Academy of Parish Clergy