Bill has served the Lord for 55 years as a minister of the gospel having preached for only two different congregations of the Church of Christ during that time. He began preparing for ministry in 1954 at Freed-Hardeman University and continuing at Harding University. He then began preaching for the Church of Christ in Portsmouth, VA in 1958-1964 and 1970-87. In the intervening years, and after, he preached for the Church of Christ here in Fredericksburg from 1964-70 and 1987 until 2013 when he “retired”. For 47 of those years he also served as Elder, and continues to serve in that same capacity. One of his great joys in ministry has been his work in missions having gone 8 times to India to teach and preach the gospel for periods of four to six weeks at a time. Bill and his wife Evelyn were married for 62 years before her death in January 2018.
Ron has been a faithful servant and child of God for over 50 years. He is a devoted son, Loving husband, Blessed father, and Glowing grandfather (PaPa).
Brother Buckingham has been a follower of Jesus for over 35 years. He has served various congregations as a teacher and Deacon. He has served as an Elder of the Lord's church in Fredericksburg since 2013. He and his wife Karen have four adult children, three of which are married. He is passionate about preaching and teaching the good news about Jesus and about serving God.