Our Keynote Speaker for the American Baptist Churches of Ohio Annual Gathering is Dr. William D. Shiell, President of Northern Seminary in Lombard, Illinois. Dr. Shiell will preach on Tuesday evening at the worship service. There will be two Bible Studies – one on Tuesday afternoon and the other on Wednesday morning.  Our mission speakers will be Emerson and Ivy Wu, American Baptist International Missionaries.

Dr. Shiell holds a PhD in New Testament from Baylor University and has pastored for seventeen years. He currently serves as Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church, Tallahassee, Florida.

Dr. Shiell obtained his Master of Divinity degree from George W. Truett Theological Seminary. He completed his PhD in 2003 and has served as an adjunct professor at Carson-Newman College. The author of several books and numerous articles, he is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature.

Bill and his wife Kelly were married in 1995, and they have two sons: Parker (2001) and Drake (2007). His hobbies include golf, reading, and writing.