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William Christian

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William Christian

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As far back as I can remember, I have been going to church. As a teen, I was a model church member: president of the youth choir, president of the youth group, a Sunday School teacher, and an usher. Nevertheless, it wasn't until I was 22 years old that I truly understood that every person--including me--is a sinner and that Jesus had to die to save us from the consequences of our own sinfulness. Like the Apostle Paul, it was as if scales fell from my eyes and I saw the world completely differently. Whereas before I encouraged my peers to come to church, I now encourage people to come to Christ.

 

Other things you might want to know about me? I love to learn--formally and informally. I have a BS in Mathematics from UMBC and a Ph.D. from Rice University, and I took graduate classes at Moody Theological Seminary. And I'm constantly teaching myself new things like Koine Greek (the language of the New Testament), Python (a computer programming language), and apologetics (the logical defense of Christianity). I also like Skiing and Snowboarding in the winter although I can't afford to do it as often as I'd prefer, and Biking the rest of the year. I've given up on dirt gardening and have planted fruit trees and berry bushes in the backyard and have been reasonably successful at hydroponics.

I've been all around the world but God keeps bringing me back to Maryland. I was born in Korea (my mom was Korean and my dad was African-American) and have lived in Korea, Texas, Maryland, Texas, Virginia, Maryland, England, and Maryland. I thank God that He has allowed me to serve Him in most of those places in children's ministry, men's ministry, church eldership, missions, street evangelism, and as a husband for over 25 years and a father of three daughters.

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