William D. Shiell, Ph.D.

Meet Our Pastor

William D. Shiell, Ph.D.

William D. Shiell, Ph.D.

Dr. Shiell, or “Bill” to his friends, has been pastor at FBCTLH since March of 2013. He holds a B.A. from Samford University, and an M.Div. and Ph.D. from Baylor University. Formerly, he has been pastor at First Baptist Church of McGregor, Texas (1999-2000), Southland Baptist Church in San Angelo, Texas (2000-2004), and First Baptist Church of Knoxville, Tennessee (2004-2013).

Bill accepted Christ at a young age and was baptized in 1984 at First Baptist Church of Pensacola, Florida. He experienced and accepted God’s call to ministry in the ninth grade and has been pursuing that ever since.

Bill has been married to Kelly since 1995, and they have two sons: Parker (2001) and Drake (2007). His hobbies include golf, reading, and writing.


Fun Facts

Favorite Tallahassee restaurant: MoMo’s Pizza

Favorite Tallahassee activity: ziplining at the Tallahassee Museum

Favorite food: carrot cake or strawberry cake