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Welcome Message from Dr. Bill Burch
I am deeply honored by the opportunity to serve as the senior pastor of Northside Church. It is a privilege to follow in the footsteps of Dr. Gil Watson. I look forward to serving God’s kingdom with each of you. Let us continue to pray for one another during this time of transition and change.
The Reverend Doctor William (Bill) R. Burch
Bill has been married to his wife, Tracy, since 1986. Tracy is currently a 2nd grade teacher with a Specialist Degree at Simpson Elementary School (Gwinnett County). They have two grown children: Katie and Will along with a Yorkshire Terrier named Sam.
• Bachelor of Arts, Berry College (1979)
• Master of Divinity, Candler School of Theology (1982)
• Doctor of Divinity, McCormick Theological Seminary (1989)
• 1981 Ordained as a Deacon (Probationary Member)
• 1984 Ordained as an Elder (Full Connection Member)
• Mount Carmel and Emory Chapel UMCs (Newnan) 1982 – 1987
• Mossy Creek UMC (Cleveland) 1987 – 1991
• First UMC of Summerville 1991 – 1995
• First UMC of West Point 1995 – 2000
• Sam Jones Memorial UMC (Cartersville) 2000 – 2013
• First UMC of Lawrenceville 2013 – 2017
North Georgia Annual Conference Service
Bill has served the North Georgia Conference in numerous ways. He spent 16 years on the Board of Ordained Ministry, including eight years as the Interview Chairperson. More recently, he worked eight years on the Board of Pensions and Health Benefits as the Chairperson of Health Benefits. Bill currently serves as a clergy member on the Conference Council of Finance and Administration.
In addition to spending time with his family, Bill enjoys reading, writing, walking, and clay shooting. He writes a weekly blog entitled Treasure in Jars of Clay at billburch.net.
Welcome Message from Dr. Gil Watson
It is my privilege to announce that Dr. Bill Burch has been appointed as Senior Pastor of Northside Church. Dr. Burch is currently the Senior Pastor at First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville. Bill is married to Tracy and they have two children, Katie who is a pediatric nurse practitioner, and Will who is a veteran.
I have known Bill my entire ministry and have preached revival services for him at Mossy Creek Camp Meeting, Sam Jones UMC in Cartersville, and West Point UMC.
Bill has served the churches to which he has been sent with distinction and for sixteen years he served on the North Georgia Conference Board of Ordained Ministry. He has been the Health Benefits chairperson for the Board of Pensions and is a clergy member of the Conference Council on Finance and Administration. He writes a weekly blog entitled "Treasure in Jars of Clay" at BillBurch.net.
If you would like to email Dr. Burch a "Welcome to Northside" his email is BillB@NorthsideUMC.org.
Dr. Burch will preach his first sermons at Northside during all services on Sunday, June 25.
Please give him all the love and support you have given me.
2799 Northside Dr NW
Atlanta, GA 30305
Phone: (404) 355-6475
Fax: (404) 355-6478
Sunday Worship Services
- 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM - Sanctuary
- 9:30-9:45 AM - Prayer Chapel
- 9:45 AM - Faith & Arts Center
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